10 Points of Proper Shoe Fit

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Shoes serve many functions. They protect our feet. They cushion our body weight. They allow us to play sports. They can make our feet feel comfortable or fashionable — hopefully both! Finding the proper shoes and making sure they fit are important for keeping your feet and your body happy.

Ingrown Toenail

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Ingrown toenails are the most common nail problem and they develop when the corners of nails dig deep into the soft tissue surrounding them. When one or both corners of the nail grow into the skin, it often leads to pain, redness, swelling, irritation, and even odor. The big toe is the most common toe affected. While poorly fitting shoes that crowd toes can certainly contribute to this condition, it can also be hereditary or develop from everyday activity, such as running or stubbing your toes.

How to Give a Foot Massage

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Learning how to give a foot massage is not hard. Pounding the pavement day in and day out can take its toll on your feet. Whether you have been standing at a trade show, standing in a research lab or standing at the front of a classroom, your feet need a rest.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Foot Deformity

Rheumatoid Foot Deformity Is Not Uncommon

It is not uncommon for people with rheumatoid arthritis to develop deformities of the upper and lower extremities. According to the AAOS (American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons), more than 90 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis develop foot and ankle symptoms over the course of the disease. Despite the high prevalence, foot problems tend to be ignored or neglected.

Shin Splints and Heel Spurs

Preventing Walking Injuries

The good news is that walking results in far fewer injuries than sports such as running. The bad news is that injury can happen. Sports medicine expert Ted L. Forcum, DC, DACBSP, spoke to the walkers at the Ero-Fit Racewalk Retreat about common walking injuries.