Don't Let Foot Pain Derail Your Fun: How To Care For Your Bunions This Summer

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Now that summer is here, you might think that you’re going to be avoiding bunion pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily true, especially if you’re going to be spending a lot of time on your feet this summer. The added pressure on your feet, coupled with the heat, can lead to some seriously uncomfortable moments for your feet. To help you avoid problems with your bunions this summer, here are four tricks you need to try.…

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Overpronation: What You Can And Should Do About It As A Runner

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When you take a step, your ankle should roll ever so slightly inward to absorb some of the shock of that step. However, many people’s ankles roll too far inward with each step. This is known as overpronation, and while it may not be an issue if you’re just walking around for your everyday routine, it does become an issue if you’re a runner who is pounding out the miles. Overpronating while you run puts unnecessary strain on the tendons and ligaments throughout your legs and can increase your chances of overuse injuries like IT band syndrome and compartment syndrome.…

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3 Tips for Caring for Your Feet While Christmas Shopping This Year

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A full day of Christmas shopping puts you on your feet for several hours, which can lead to heel pain, arch pain, blisters and other foot-related problems that require care from a podiatrist. Unless you plan to shop exclusively online this year, it’s useful to put an emphasis on taking care of your feet as you tour the malls in the suburbs and the specialty shops downtown. Thinking about your feet will allow you to get everything checked off your to-do list without having to add one more entry—make an appointment with your local podiatrist.…

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