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Shoe Fitting: A Key Step Toward Foot Health

Shoe Fitting: A Key Step Toward Foot Health

One of your feet may be larger than the other. Both of them change size during the day. And your feet will get bigger with age. Want to know how to handle those and related problems? Here are the answers to 10 frequently asked questions about shoe fitting.
 Shoe Fitting Q&A
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Heel Pain: 8 Common Causes

Heel Pain: 8 Common Causes

The heel of the foot is sometimes called the “hindfoot,” and people understandably think of it first as a bone, also called the calcaneus. But there are actually many different types of tissue that make up the heel. Disorders of any of these tissues and the structures they form can

7. Foot/Ankle Pain

Given the complexity of the foot (26 bones, 33 joints, and 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves) and the pressure put on a foot with each step (up to five times the body’s weight), it is not surprising that 75 percent of people in the U.S. have foot pain sooner or

Good Foot Health Is Essential for Overall Wellness

Ailments that affect your feet can interfere with your ability to stay mobile and independent, so it’s important to monitor your foot health and take action if problems develop.

“Common conditions that cause foot pain include bunions and plantar fasciitis,” notes John J. Doolan, DPM, FACFAS, clinical assistant professor of podiatry

4. Avoiding Injuries

Warm Up
Step by step, slow walking warms you up for faster walking. The physical stress of exercise—and sometimes even just the anticipation of it—prompts the brain to cue your adrenal gland to secrete the hormone adrenaline, a.k.a. epinephrine. Traveling through the bloodstream, this short-term stimulant signals your heart to beat

1. The Flexibility Advantage

For the next few minutes, try to forget everything you’ve heard about flexibility. Suspend any preconceived notions about stretching, warming up, joint range of motion, and preventing injuries.
Just hit the reset button on the whole topic and let’s start over with what evidence-based medicine tells us and common-sense practice shows

4. Minimize Injuries

The risk of injury as a result of aerobic exercise is small, but it’s there. One of the few studies to address this issue found that among older adults, 14 percent reported injuries and 41 percent of the injuries were to lower extremities.
Among those who received instruction about how to

Ask the Doctor: Depression Duration; Painful Soles; Pink Sea Salt

Q: How long does depression last?

A: Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. Symptoms, as well as duration of those symptoms, vary widely. Some people may experience what’s called “situational depression,” meaning that a stressful event, such as divorce, death of a loved one, or job loss,

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