Arch Health | Flat Feet

Flat Feet and Bad Knees: Can I Really Have It?

    SUMMARY: Think that flat feet won't ever lead to bigger problems? This condition can cause excruciating knee pain, especially if you gain weight. Find out how walking with your flat feet can lead to disabling knee pain.   Do you love to walk to stay fit and be ready for whatever life throws at you? Perhaps you are pregnant and you want to be prepared for childbirth? Normally, walking an hour each day would not harm your body. However, the unthinkable can still happen – severe knee pain that makes it almost impossible to stand or walk. S

Arch Health | Flat Feet

Why You Should Take Flat Feet Seriously – Know what flat feet can do to you and how you can prevent it

  SUMMARY: flat feet may be common, but this doesn't mean it isn't serious. It can develop later in life and cause problems to your health! Know what flat feet can do to you and how you can prevent it.   A normal foot has an arch. Your footprint appears curve because of this arch. However, not everyone has normal feet. In fact, about 20 to 30 percent of people have flat feet. If you have flat feet, it means that the arch of your foot is lower than normal or does not exist at all. The sole of a flat foot comes into almost complete contact with the grou

Toe Health

The Causes of Overlapping Toes – Foot Health

    SUMMARY: Wondering why you have overlapping toes? This toe problem is more complex than you think! Read on to know the causes of overlapping toes and why some people have it.   Why Do I Have Overlapping Toes? You may have been believing all this time that overlapping toe are not serious and are merely a cosmetic issue. The truth is, it is a serious problem that requires your attention. It may seem to be a minor issue when it first happens. However, if it is not treated, this type of foot problem can cause pain. Also, friction between toes t

Toe Health

Toe Problems That You Shouldn’t Ignore | hammer toe, claw toe, and mallet toe

    SUMMARY: Do you have a toe or couple of toes that look odd? Are they painful? You might have hammer, claw, or mallet toes! Don't ignore these problems as they can worsen and eventually require surgery. Find out now how you can treat them at home.   Toes that have taken strange positions or cause pain may be hammer, claw, or mallet toes. These problems almost always affect the four small toes and not the big toe.   What are hammer, claw, and mallet toes? A hammer toe bends down to the floor at the toe's middle joint, causing the m

Foot Health, Uncategorized

How to Choose Your Next Pair of Shoes If You Have Foot Problems

    SUMMARY: Got a foot problem? You might have to ditch that shoe and get a more comfortable one. You can still look fab and not experience any pain as long as you know how to pick your next footwear!   Your choice of footwear plays a huge role in the development or avoidance of toe and foot problems, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, corns and calluses. These conditions can be painful, and using the wrong footwear will just worsen the pain. By using the right footwear, you can stop these foot problems from getting worse. Wea

Arch Health | Flat Feet

Flat Feet and Fallen Arches: Do I Have It?

    SUMMARY: If you think you've got flat feet but don't know for sure, we'll help you find out. Know why you have flat feet and the symptoms to watch out for!   Flat Feet and Fallen Arches: Do I Have It? The arch of the foot is the upward curve that you would see if you were to turn an adult's foot. The arch is made of tendons, tissues that are attached to the heel and bones of the foot. The arches of the foot are formed by several tendons in the lower leg and foot that work together. When these tendons pull properly, your foot forms a

Heel Health

Foot Pain | What High Heels Do to Your Feet

    Do you love wearing high heels that your shoe boxes already take up a big part of your closet? If high heels are an integral part of your life, there's a big chance you already have foot pain by now. Unlike the Hollywood actresses that run with high heels on, wearing high heels in real life can kill your legs and feet. You're lucky if it hasn't yet because it means you might have been taking good care of your feet.   What Experts Say Experts say that women love high heels and can't seem to let go of their shoes. However, if you wear high-he

Bunion Health, Toe Health

What’s Causing My Toe Pain? Gout, Bunion, Hammer Toe, Claw Toe …

  You use your feet every day, which is why you should take good care of it. When a foot, ankle or toe starts to hurt, that's when you actually notice your feet and realize how important they are. Toe pain is very common but people don't necessarily know what's causing the discomfort. We've made a list of the most common reasons for toe pain and how you can reduce the discomfort.   Gout Gout is a type of arthritis that causes toe pain. Crystals accumulate in your toe joints, causing swelling and severe pain. This kind of arthritis usually affects the b

Foot Health

Should I Use an Over-the-Counter Foot Brace?

    Whether you're shopping online or strolling around your local drugstore, you can easily find braces for different parts of your body – ankle, neck, wrist, and other joints. Perhaps you are wondering if you need them. Well, it depends. In most instances, it is best to see a doctor before you buy a brace. If they don't fit you right or you use them wrong, they may bring more harm than good.   Ankle Sprains You can make use of braces if you have an ankle sprain. It is in fact part of the popular at-home treatment called RICE. RICE stands for r

Heel Health

The 411 on Heel Spurs: How to Treat and Prevent It

A heel spurs is a calcium deposit that causes a bony protrusion under the heel bone. It can extend forward to as much as half an inch as seen on an X-ray. Without any X-ray evidence, the condition is usually called “heel spur syndrome.” Although most heel spurs do not cause pain, some come with heel pain. The pain is usually associated with plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the connective tissue (plantar fascia) that connects the heel bone to the ball of foot. Heel spurs and other similar conditions are treated with custom-made orthotics, exercise, anti-in