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Category Archives: 1 Minute Foot Wellness

Avoid Diabetic Foot Problems

Avoid Diabetic Foot Problems

If you are diabetic even your feet are susceptible to diabetic dilemmas. In fact, more than 60% of lower limb amputations occur in people with diabetes. Poor blood flow, high glucose levels and nerve damage are all diabetic repercussions that can lead to hospitalization. Luckily, regular visits to your podiatrist can keep an eye out […]

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Lavender Oil, the Potent Antifungal

Lavender Oil, the Potent Antifungal

When dealing with antifungal-resistant infections, lavender oil could be a natural cure. Lavender oil is a potent weapon against common skin and nail infections. Skin-pathogenic strains, known as dermatophytes, cause infections of the skin and nails on your feet. Lavender oil has been tested and proved by scientists to kill dermatophytes.* Mix a few drops […]

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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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