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Category Archives: 1 Minute Foot Wellness

Black Toenails for Runners

Black Toenails for Runners

One issue distance runners commonly encounter is black toenails. The discoloration is actually a sign of bleeding below the surface of your nail. If you don’t trim your toenails, they will jam into your shoes as you run, causing this common and unsightly problem.* Keep your toenails well trimmed to avoid black toenails, also consider […]

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How to Prevent Shin Splints

How to Prevent Shin Splints

While walking and running make for a great cardio workout, they can be torture on your shins. The straining and over-stretching of your muscles on the periosteum bone can actually cause painful shin splints. Repetitive pounding on hard surfaces can cause the symptoms of shin splints to flare up.* Proper footwear, stretching and soft surfaces […]

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High Heels Can Cause Ingrown Toenails

High Heels Can Cause Ingrown Toenails

High heels are more than just a little bit uncomfortable, they can also cause painful ingrown toenails. When toenails are squished together in a high heel, the big toenail can easily grow into the skin around the nail. This condition is known as onychocryptosis, and is commonly accompanied by swelling, redness, and sometimes even infection.* […]

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Reflexology for Neuropathy of Your Feet

Reflexology for Neuropathy of Your Feet

We all know the importance of taking care of your feet, however sometimes the correct shoes, posture and proper exercise may not be enough. If you experience numbness due to damaged nerves (known as Neuropathy) you could be dealing with circulation problems, vitamin B deficiency, arthritis or even diabetes. Luckily, a therapy known as Reflexology […]

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Cracked Skin Under Your Toes

Cracked Skin Under Your Toes

Summertime can be a dangerous time for your feet and toes. Sweating without wearing socks can cause fissures under your toenails. Pushing your feet off of the hard concrete floor of a swimming pool can cause cracks in your skin, making you vulnerable to fungal infections.* Avoid going barefoot this summer and be sure to […]

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