Watch For These Signs That Indicate You Need New Orthotics

Getting shoe orthotics made after having your feet assessed by your local podiatrist can greatly improve your quality of life, especially if each step you were previously taking was causing you pain. Your orthotics should last you for years, although runners and people who are active can often wear through these inserts more quickly than those who have a sedentary lifestyle. When your orthotics approach the end of their useful life, it's important to schedule an appointment at the local podiatry clinic to have your feet measured for new orthotics, as continuing to wear orthotics after they're worn out could cause you pain. [Read More]

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]