Runners: Follow These Dos And Don'ts When Dealing With A Black Toenail

Run long enough, and you're almost certain to develop a black toenail at some point. Many runners see black toenails as a badge of honor. But while they are usually rather harmless, they are caused by bleeding under the nail -- and, therefore, you will want to deal with them properly to avoid consequences like infection and more extensive skin damage. Adhere to these dos and don'ts of dealing with a black toenail, and you should be in good shape. [Read More]

Trials On The Trails: Signs That You May Have Under Pronation

For runners, walkers, and joggers, most of the time the big issue is just getting out on the trail every day. Some minor aches and pains can easily go unnoticed and dismissed as a regular occurrence from vigorous cardio. If you are having any pain in your legs and feet, you may want to pay extra attention to this as it could signal a larger problem. Here are some ways to tell if you suffer from under pronation and what you should do about it. [Read More]

3 Ways To Avoid Getting A Bunion

Large bunions can be unsightly. However, these swollen, inflamed bumps at the bottom of the big toe joint can also be extremely painful.  Bunions are usually associated with poor choices of footwear. As a bunion becomes more painful and distorts the toe joint further, it may require surgery. Still, preventing the development of a bunion can eliminate the need for invasive corrective actions. Here are a few ways to avoid getting a bunion. [Read More]

3 Common Pregnancy-Related Foot And Leg Problems

During pregnancy, your body can undergo a number of changes. For instance, it is not uncommon to experience leg and foot problems, such as swelling, during pregnancy. Here are some of the most common issues that can be experienced and what you can do about them.  Swelling/Edema Your pregnancy sparks a need for additional oxygen and nutrients, which is delivered to your growing baby. It is because of this that your body's blood volume will increase, which can lead to swelling in the legs and feet. [Read More]