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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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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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Diabetes Linked to Tendon Pain

Diabetes Linked to Tendon Pain

Your tendons are designed to withstand loading. However, if you overwork your tendons, they can become stressed. When tendons become stressed they endure micro-tears that lead to pain, inflammation, and swelling. People with type 2 diabetes are three times more likely to deal with tendon stress and pain. In order to heal, you have to […]

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Seated Exercise for Those with Foot Pain

Seated Exercise for Those with Foot Pain

Just because you have foot pain does not mean your exercise regime needs to suffer. Even with severe foot pain, you can still break a sweat with seated aerobic and strength training exercises. Seated exercises will do more than help keep you in shape, they will also boost your mood, which is especially important when […]

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How to Pick Out Baseball and Softball Shoes

How to Pick Out Baseball and Softball Shoes

Your shoes should protect your feet and provide you with support, especially sport shoes. When purchasing baseball or softball shoes, make sure that there is no more than a half inch of space between the big toe and the front of the shoe. Arch pain is a common complaint among baseball and softball players, especially […]

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Walkers Need to Stretch and Strengthen

Walkers Need to Stretch and Strengthen

If you walk often, your body may begin to experience muscle imbalances. Without stretching, walkers may experience tight hamstrings, calves, and lower back muscles. And, without strengthening exercises to keep them strong, the shins, quadriceps, and belly can become weakened. In order to keep things balanced, it’s important to incorporate stretching and strengthening exercises into […]

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