Tag - shoe fan

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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Caring For Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

Taking good care of your feet is something everyone should take more seriously, and this is especially true for individuals who are diabetic. Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet, as it may cause nerve damage that takes away feeling in your feet, making it difficult to feel the pain of a foot injury, and severe consequences may result. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because [...]

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Winter Foot Care Tips

As we get further into the colder months, it may be easy to think that we don’t need to pay as much attention to our feet as we do in the warmer months when they are exposed. Heavy socks and boots don’t protect our feet from many common ailments as much as we think they might, making it important to continue to regularly take note of how your feet are looking and feeling. Keep reading for tips on how [...]

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