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Watch for Heel Pain in Young Athletes

Watch for Heel Pain in Young Athletes

Young athletes often complain of heel pain. This condition, known as apophysitis, occurs when the heel plate becomes inflamed. This is a common condition among young athletes ages 10-15 because their heel bones have not completely matured yet. Children who engage in running and jumping sports, such as soccer or basketball, are more likely to […]

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How to Ease a Charley Horse

How to Ease a Charley Horse

A charley horse is a muscle cramp in your calf muscle. While rarely harmful, a charley horse can be painful, and can happen more frequently with age. A charley horse may be caused by low levels of calcium, potassium, or magnesium. Dehydration, poor circulation in your legs, and certain medications may also trigger an uncomfortable […]

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Softer, Flexible Orthotics for Comfort

Softer, Flexible Orthotics for Comfort

Foot orthotics can change the stresses on your musculoskeletal system by changing the way you stand and move. Issues such as flat feet or high arches can be corrected with orthotics. While some people can get satisfaction from pre-fabricated orthotics, custom-made varieties are often best. In the past, many people had uncomfortable rigid orthotics, but […]

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Walk, Stand, then Sit

Walk, Stand, then Sit

When it comes to your health, standing is better than sitting, and walking is better than standing. Walking promotes good circulation and helps you evenly distribute pressure and weight. Standing engages some muscles, but prolonged standing may lead to swollen legs and feet. While sitting is the worst of all, as it contributes to muscle degeneration, […]

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Improve Your Circulation

Improve Your Circulation

Blood circulation is an important bodily function, as it supplies oxygen to your organs. Sitting for most of the day leads to poor circulation, which can cause varicose veins and lead to blood clots in your legs. To improve your circulation, break the habit of crossing your legs, and stretch them often.* Stretch your legs […]

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How to Pick Soccer Shoes

How to Pick Soccer Shoes

Soccer is a very popular, high-intensity sport. The right shoes are required for safe play. Soccer shoes should provide arch support and a quality foot bed. When playing soccer on a soft turf, wear rubber cleats to gain traction. Rubber cleats are recommended because they provide shock absorption while maintaining comfort.* Podiatrists do not recommend […]

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