Diabetes and Your Feet

How Overpronation Can Hurt More Than Your Feet

If you've ever had your feet measured, seen a podiatrist, or simply noticed that the way that you stand and walk is a bit different than other people, chances are you've heard of overpronation. If you overpronate, it can leave your feet, ankles, and knees in misery after walking, running, or even standing still for a prolonged period of time. However, that's not where the pain stops. Read on to learn more about overpronation and how you can protect yourself from the damage it can cause.   Read More...

What Every Runner Needs To Know About Plantar Fasciitis

If you've recently started running and are having heel pain, you may have what is called plantar fasciitis. According to The New York Times, 10% of runners experience plantar fasciitis at some point. In fact, plantar fasciitis is such a common ailment among runners that it is called runner's heel. Here are several things you need to know about plantar fasciitis.  What is a tell-tale symptom?  Plantar fasciitis has a tell-tale sign of first step pain.   Read More...

Three Easy Foot Care Methods For Diabetics

As a diabetic, watching your skin can tell you about your health. Dark and velvet like patches on the skin can be a sign of diabetes complications. Itching can also happen if you have developed diabetes. One of the most important places on your body that you will need to care of is the skin on your feet when you are diabetic. Though diabetes means that you will need to be more careful of your eating habits, medication time tables, and more, this does not mean that caring for yourself has to be hard.   Read More...

3 Foot Injuries That Can Worsen When Walking On Hard Floors

If you are in a new relationship and your significant other insists on you removing your shoes in their home, you obviously don't want to rock the boat. However, there are specific reasons why walking barefoot on hard floors is not a good thing. While your loved one may not want dirt and germs on shoes to be tracked into their home, there are foot injuries that are worsened by walking barefoot.   Read More...

What's Causing Your Frequent Foot Cramps?

Are you experiencing cramps in your feet? Perhaps these cramps are centered around your arch, or maybe they occur in the muscles at the point where your toes meet your foot. In either case, they can make walking and running impossible. And more importantly, they are often caused by underlying problems that can become more serious if unaddressed. Here's a look at the most likely causes of your foot cramps and what you can do about them.   Read More...