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Preventing and Caring for Foot Blisters

At one point in our lives, we have all had to deal with a pesky blister that has popped up on our heels, pinky toes, or sides of our feet from tight shoes or friction caused by socks rubbing in the wrong direction. Blisters are annoying, painful, and a minor inconvenience that can make us irrationally irritable at times. Anything that intensifies rubbing can start a blister, including a faster pace, poor-fitting shoes, and foot abnormalities, such as bunions, [...]

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What Happens to Our Feet As We Age

Aging can cause numerous and uncomfortable changes in our body, and our feet are no exception. Some of these can range from minor skin changes to more serious changes that can affect the bones in your feet. The ground may start to feel firmer and less forgiving than it used to, your feet may start to swell, and you may struggle to find comfortable shoes that are wide enough for your feet. Thankfully, not all of these changes are [...]

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Foot Care for Athletes

Athletes, just like non-athletes, tend to only think about their feet when they are in pain. For everyone, but non-athletes specifically, proper foot care is essential, because they are using their feet much more than a non-athlete. They can suffer from injuries by repetitive motion, overuse of the joints, and recurring stress on the bones. Not to mention, they are also more prone to fungal infections due to all of the time that they are spending in shoes. Fortunately, with [...]

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Why You May Want to Retire Your Slippers

Wearing slippers around the house, especially during the colder months is quite common. Many people like to slip their feet into slippers upon padding around the house. In the new working-from-home era, slipper use has no doubt spiked. While there is nothing inherently wrong with wearing slippers — they’re pretty darn comfy and keep your toes warm — there are some risks and problems wearing poorly designed slippers. Below, we will discuss some of the potential risks that you [...]

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Minimizing Risk of Ingrown Toenails

There is no single cause responsible for all cases of ingrown toenails; rather, there are a variety of different possibilities. Ingrown toenails are rather common, so don’t beat yourself up if you bend down to notice that your toenail, usually on the big toe, begins curving inward and into the skin of the toenail. This is a minor nuisance that can be painful, but it can be avoided. The good news is that finding and correcting the problems can [...]

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