By Rehan Iqbal Insoles are perhaps the most important part of your shoes. The insole is what provides support and cushioning for your feet. Wearing shoes without a quality insole can lead to a myriad of health problems in your feet. Advantages of Goga Mat InsoleAdvantages of Memory Foam InsoleAdvantages of Gel InsoleAdvantages of Arch […]
What are Heel Spurs and What you Can Do About Them
By Konrad Barnes An introspective look into what heel spurs are, what causes them, how they affect you and how you can deal with them. Pain in the heel area of the foot? Is the pain localized to when you wake up in the mornings or after you’ve completed your daily five mile run? Does […]
What Does a Podiatrist Do?
By Rehan Iqbal A podiatrist is a medical specialist (aka: doctor of podiatric medicine or podiatric physician) who has trained to assist with ailments of the feet and lower legs. A podiatrist may also work on an ongoing basis with patients experiencing diseases such as diabetes which causes foot and lower leg complications (e.g. slow […]
Can Orthotics Help With Heel Pain?
By Rehan Iqbal It is very common for athletes, active individuals and senior citizens to experience all sorts of foot pain, especially heel pain. Luckily, this sort of problem can often be alleviated by custom, or even over-the-counter (OTC) orthotics. In this article, we explore the topic of use of orthotics to relieve heel pain. […]
Should You Use Heel Cups or Shoe Inserts for Heel Pain?
By Konrad Barnes Can orthotic devices help treat chronic heel pain?Orthotics have, over the last decade or so, become far more common amongst our running community. I see more and more people using some sort of orthotic device as part of their daily or weekly training schedule. I see them at running clubs, in gym […]
Are Crocs Good for Flat Feet?
By Rehan Iqbal Do you suffer from flat feet? Those who live daily with this characteristic potentially experience a wide range of symptoms from minor, to the most intense side effects you can imagine. Minor aches and pains, including occasional balance problems are associated with flat feet.However, in some cases, more severe issues transpire, like […]
How Long do Custom Foot Orthotics Last?
By Rehan Iqbal When you spend a significant amount of money on footwear, one of the most pressing challenges is how to get the maximum life out of said footwear. The same holds true for high-priced medical equipment – most components don’t come cheap, and most users must rely on once-in-a-lifetime insurance company approval to […]
Does Crocs Make Steel Toe Crocs?
By Rehan Iqbal Hey, allow me to set the record straight on steel toe Crocs.Does Crocs make steel toe Crocs?Unfortunately, no. There are so such thing as steel toe Crocs. They are a myth.However, that doesn’t mean that some work Crocs aren’t safe to wear around the warehouse, workplace, or other heavy duty zone.Remember, always […]
Are Crocs Good for Plantar Fasciitis?
By Rehan Iqbal Dealing with foot pain can be a particularly frustrating ordeal, especially if you’re uncertain of what’s causing the pain. The foot is full of ligaments, tendons, and hundreds of tiny bones – all of which are incredibly delicate – and injury-prone. So do Crocs help with one of the most common foot […]
How Much do Custom Foot Orthotics Cost?
By Rehan Iqbal If you’ve ever purchased any medical-related footwear, you understand the high cost of some of this equipment. Whole pairs of shoes or boots, in addition to things like braces, are obviously, some of the most expensive orthopedic items on the market.However, why are orthotics so expensive? Albeit made specifically for your feet, […]
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