The American Podiatric Medical Association lists these tips to keep feet healthy in hot weather:
Try not to walk around barefoot to help reduce the risk of injury and infection.
Slip on a pair of flip-flops when you’re at the pool, beach or locker room, and even in a hotel room.
Protect your feet from sunburn by thoroughly applying sunscreen all over... Read More
Two million Americans suffer from plantar fasciitis. It’s one of the most common complaints people have when it comes to foot pain. But there are steps you can take to not only treat it, but prevent it. Walking: Our feet average 115,000 miles of it in our lifetime. But with overuse feet can develop heel... Read More
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Football season is almost upon us, and San Diego Chargers fans are already swept up in a flurry of preseason excitement. Until recently, however, Antonio Gates’ relegation to the Physically Unable to Perform list admittedly had some of those fans a little nervous (according to the Union Tribune, the Chargers wanted to be cautious with Gates following... Read More
Have you seen those strange new athletic shoes that look like you’re running barefoot? They are all the rage among athletes, but there are two schools of thought about whether they are better or worse for your body. “There’s nothing better than going barefoot. But frankly, I don’t want to stub my toe or step on a piece of... Read More
CBS News Share Think hiding ugly feet in handsome shoes will solve your foot problems? Not so fast. When feet hurt or develop problems, it’s their way of sending a message about lifestyle choices, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. Foot ailments are a sign that something’s not right.
We’ve all heard the expression about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes – and, considering the amount of time spent on our feet, those miles can add up. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, every mile we walk places 60 tons of stress on each foot. It’s not surprising that many of us develop foot problems.
In the world of foot problems, there are many repetitive stress and traumatic injuries that affect connective tissues (ligaments and tendons). These conditions can be responsible for chronic pain and disability in many patients. Due to the extreme forces that affect the foot, healing in many of these conditions may be inefficient and incomplete, leaving the patient to suffer... Read More
Blister Bomber is an anti-friction formula which is applied directly to skin. It comes in a unique dab-on applicator which allows for easy and mess-free application. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C. where a lot of walking was involved, I applied it to my heel and toe at the first onset of redness as I had purchased new walking shoes... Read More
Since the majority of Americans who suffer from foot problems suffer from heel pain, it is crucial to understand the common causes and treatments for this pernicious medical issue. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, which is caused by the degradation of the plantar fascia, a fibrous ligament that is found at the... Read More