Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center

701 E 28th St. #111, Long Beach, CA 90806
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 […]

read more »
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, […]

read more »
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 […]

read more »
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 […]

read more »
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 […]

read more »