Foot Health

What You Need to Know About Gout

  Have you ever experienced excruciating pain in your foot that you can barely walk? Did you notice a swollen area around your ankle? You might be experiencing a case of gout. And gout is not a condition that has just been recently discovered. Gout cases were discovered and identified as early as 2,640 BC. Even in our modern day, it continues to be a major problem.   Explaining the Cause of Gout A gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis. Stiffness, swelling and intense pain in a joint, particularly in the big toe are some of the common symptoms

Heel Health, Plantar Fasciitis Health

What You Can Do If You Have Forefoot Varus

    SUMMARY: Not familiar with the forefoot varus deformity? Read on to know more about this foot deformity and how you can correct it.   Forefoot varus is a condition where there is angulation or inversion of the bones of the front of the foot in relation to the heel. In a forefoot varus deformity, the bones on the inside of the foot are slightly high off the surface compared to the outer part of the foot during weight-bearing. Normally, there are three points that touch the ground when weight-bearing – the heel, big toe joint, and little

Bunion Health

What Are Tailor’s Bunions And How They Are Treated

    SUMMARY: Ever heard of tailor's bunions? Anyone can have it! Find out if the bump near your little toe is a tailor's bunion and how you can treat it.   Do you see a small bump jutting out of the base of your little toe? That is what you call tailor's bunion or a bunionette. Tailor's bunions are not as common as bunions, but they have similar causes and symptoms. It is called a tailor's bunion because tailors long ago sat all day with their legs crossed. The foot's outer edge would rub on the ground while they are in this position. The c

Foot Health

Easy Ways to Have Pain-Free Runner Feet | Relieve Pain

  SUMMARY: Are your feet aching because of too much running? Find out how you can Relieve Pain runner feet and even improve your performance down the road!   Running has become a hobby for so many people. Others do it to stay fit. As a person who frequently runs, you know that the sport can take its toll on the muscles and joints of your feet. But if you constantly have aching feet, you might be tempted to bid good-bye to your favorite sport. This does not have to happen. There are ways to fix this problem so that you can go back to running soon. &

Foot Health

How Runners Should Care for Their Feet – Runners Foot Care

    SUMMARY: Most people don't realize that their feet are important, only to regret it once problems begin to appear. Your feet are essential to your everyday life. Learn how to care for them and keep them in excellent shape!   Your feet absorb more force than any other part of your body when you run. Your feet can make running a comfortable experience or a horrible one. Your feet are essential. Despite the importance of having healthy feet, only a few runners give their feet the care it deserves. People pay attention to their hamstrings,

Heel Health, Plantar Fasciitis Health

Heel Strike When Running: Is It That Bad?

    SUMMARY: Are you a runner who now has apprehensions about heel striking? Is it really that bad? Read on to find out what experts have to say about the heel strike pattern and if you should abandon it.   Although some people have been running for years, many are still perplexed on what their feet should do once they hit the ground. The majority of runners hit the ground with their heel first. However, some believe that heel striking means you have a poor form. In the recent years a lot of runners have moved away from heel striking and have

Toe Health

Overlapping Toes Symptoms and Treatment: What You Need to Know

SUMMARY: Ignoring foot conditions like overlapping toes can lead to more foot problems later on. Find out what these are and how you can treat overlapping toes.   Overlapping toes are a common deformity where a toe turns inward and lies on top of the toe beside it. It can happen anytime and can affect any toe, but it is usually seen in the second and fifth toes. It is also usual for toes on both feet to overlap.   Symptoms of Overlapping Toes The condition is asymptomatic. However, the odd position of the toes causes walking difficulties whenever yo

Foot Health, Heel Health

Harmful Effects of High Heels on Your Feet and Body – Heel Pain

    SUMMARY: Love to wear high heels every single day? Maybe it's time to say good-bye to your favorite type of footwear. Find out how high heels can harm your feet and get the motivation you need to finally switch to more comfortable footwear.   Wherever you go, you'll see women wearing high heels and stilettos. These types of shoes are popular and fashionable, making them a staple for some ladies. It makes them taller, prettier, and increases their confidence. Then again, wearing high heels comes with a price. It has harmful effects to your

Foot Health

On Your Feet All Day? Know How to Prevent Foot Problems

    SUMMARY: Lots of people stand on their feet several hours a day, leading to various foot and leg problems. Learn how you can prevent these problems from developing and how you can keep your legs and feet in tip-top shape.   A lot of jobs require standing for prolonged periods of time. Even some activities, including those that are not job related, require being on your feet all day. Every year, thousands of foot injuries occur to people who stand for several hours a day. However, these problems can be prevented. You just need to take good

Bunion Health

How the Big Toe Causes Injuries Among Runners

    SUMMARY: Are you starting to feel pain in your ankle, knee, or hip from running? That might be a hallux limitus! Read on to know how the big toe causes injuries in runners.   Even though it is not a common topic among runners, a lot of people know that a hallux limitus – “stiff big toe” in layman's term – is one of the usual causes of knee, hip, or ankle pain.   Understanding the Movement of the Big Toe When you are running and one of your feet is about to hit the ground, that foot is pulled back (dorsiflexed) a bit as it prepare