Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center

701 E 28th St. #111, Long Beach, CA 90806
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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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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Dangers of Artificial Nails

Dangers of Artificial Nails

Artificial fingernails can be a breeding ground for infectious pathogens. Acrylic can cause yeast and bacteria to grow between your natural nail and the artificial one. Long term use of artificial nails can stunt your natural nail growth, and can cause deformities such as discolored nails and ridges.* Avoid artificial acrylic nails and stick to […]

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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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Eccentric Stretching for Achilles Tendonitis

Eccentric Stretching for Achilles Tendonitis

Eccentric stretching is all about lengthening your muscles through tension and contraction. For example, when you raise up onto your toes, your calf muscles shorten, and when you descend, your calf muscles lengthen. Medical evidence shows that eccentric stretching is one of the best exercises for treating Achilles tendonitis.* When you are not in pain, […]

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