Posts Tagged ‘Foot Injury Prevention’

Be Smart about Your Sandals…And Save Your Feet

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Today more than ever, sandals are the norm in the warm weather, and more acceptable in the workplace. Your comfort, wellness and feet go hand in hand. One important factor to consider is the health and safety of your feet to suit your active lifestyle. Our feet contain numerous bones and and joints all connected(read more)

Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured

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By: Alicia Chang  Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. The first time he tried it two years ago, he ran a third of a mile on grass. Within three weeks of switching over, he was clocking six miles on the(read more)

Diabetic foot ulcers can be deadly

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Perhaps the most dreaded complication arising out of diabetes is a foot wound that leads to amputation. “Even though many diabetics breathe a sigh of relief, thinking that is the end, that they have handled the problem,” said Dr. Steven D. Gross, of Perry Township’s Stark County Foot and Ankle clinic, “often it is just(read more)

Running shoe debate heats up with the weather

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Spring is here! The forsythia is in bloom, the trees are turning green and runners are hitting the road. Every year, 36 million people in the United States run and about half of them suffer at least one injury. To prevent injury, runners are advised to stretch properly, cross-train in other sports and, above all,(read more)

Local shoe experts focus on runners’ fit

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Every day, more people lace up their sneakers and set out on the open road. But new runners might not realize that if their shoe doesn’t fit or provide the right support, it could hurt their feet, knees and hips in the long run. Local sock and shoe retailers said people often buy the wrong(read more)

I have diabetes…can I do pedicures?

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The difference between giving a pedicure to a regular person versus a diabetic is that a diabetic may have neuropathy/circulatory problems which may result in a loss of sensation to the feet, or highly sensitive skin. Plus, because of the circulation problems, sometimes the skin of a diabetic’s feet can be dry and flaky. A(read more)

Foot health on the job

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By: Leana Huntley In the work environment high productivity is of utmost importance. The other critical factor is safety. Safety entails both protecting your feet from danger and should address comfort as well via footwear. A client was once referred to us, who due to ignorance, was wearing plastic bags instead of socks to work.(read more)

Tony Stevens, Soccer Coach

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by Faye Rapoport Tony Stevens is not your everyday soccer coach. British by birth and currently coaching in Florida and at camps and clinics nationwide, he has become one of America’s finest practical youth coaches. Stevens is known for helping players develop both physically and mentally to fulfill their potential. His emphasis on technique gives(read more)

Alexandra Calla, “3-Day Walker”

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By Lateefah Viley-Simpson   1. First of all congratulations on completing your 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk! How did you feel after your finish? I can’t even put it into words. I felt strong and genuinely appreciated by others. When we walked into our 60th mile on the third day, cancer survivors and other supporters were cheering us(read more)

Ideal running style: should your foot hit the ground heel or toes first?

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By Sarah Berry Is hitting the ground heel-first like running with brakes on? Not if many elite athletes, including barefoot Olympic gold-medalist Abebe Bikila, are anything to go by. While it is still a common belief that a forefoot or midfoot strike (that is, landing on the ball of your foot when you run) is(read more)