Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center

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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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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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Supportive Walking Shoes

Supportive Walking Shoes

Supportive shoes are needed for activities such as brisk walking. Supportive shoes will cushion your feet, accommodate heel movement and support your arches. Wearing unsupportive shoes can lead to connective tissue problems as well as knee, shin and foot pain. Make an investment in quality, supportive shoes that provide motion control.* Brisk walking is a […]

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Walking is a Superfood

Walking is a Superfood

Walking is a great cardiovascular exercise that increases your overall fitness by strengthening your lungs and heart. Regular walking is good for your cardiovascular system, bones, and can even improve your sleep. Walking can help with weight loss as well. You can burn as many calories walking as you do jogging by maintaining a brisk […]

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Limb Length Discrepancies Cause Discomfort

Limb Length Discrepancies Cause Discomfort

Limb length discrepancies of the lower extremities are also known as “short leg syndrome”. This problem affects nearly 80% of the population, and can result in pain in the pelvis, hips, or lower back. Pain can be found in the longer limb because that limb has more contact with the ground and is forced to […]

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When to Replace Athletic Shoes

When to Replace Athletic Shoes

Depending on the activity and terrain, most athletic shoes will last you between 300 and 500 miles. Once you hit the maximum mileage, your shoes are no longer supporting you properly, and you risk shin splints and achy knees. While it may seem expensive to replace your athletic shoes, it’s worth it because proper replacements […]

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