Monthly Archives: May 2017

  1. May 31, 2017

    3 Benefits You Can Gain from Orthotic Sandals with Arch Support

    Similar to your everyday shoes, orthotic sandals have support built right in to help keep you on your feet all day when you’re at a barbeque or walking around the beach. Built-in arch support helps reduce the discomfort and pain from plantar fasciitis, and the deep heel cup of most orthotic sandals provide that added stability you want in your shoes.
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  2. May 31, 2017

    Beginner’s Guide to Compression Socks: What They Are and Why You Need Them

    Haven’t you heard? Compression socks are the latest craze! From pilots and flight attendants to runners and those who are diabetic, compression socks are extremely beneficial - and for good reason. Compression therapy is a common form of maintenance and recovery for many different injuries and conditions because it effectively increases blood flow. If you’re new to the world of compression therapy, below is a crash course in compression sock and how they can benefit your specific needs.

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  3. May 24, 2017

    How to Find the Right Baseball Cleats and Sports Shoe Insoles

    If your child plays baseball, you know now is the time to purchase new equipment and baseball cleats. But purchasing a new pair of shoes isn’t as easy as you’d think, especially if your child has complained about foot pain after a tough game or practice. If this sounds familiar, cleat insoles may be the perfect solution to ease your kid’s foot pain and help him enjoy his game more. We know what you’re probably thinking. Not only do you have to figure out the best shoe for your child, but you also have to decide what insoles will add more support and comfort to the shoes. Where do you even start? Here’s a few steps to help make sure your child’s feet are ready for the upcoming season.

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  4. May 24, 2017

    6 Ways to Keep Nurses on Their Feet

    According to a 2006 study published in MEDSURG Nursing, nurses walk an average of 4-5 miles during a 12-hour shift. If you’re a nurse and know exactly how often you’re on your feet, this comes as no surprise. While walking is a great form of exercise, being on your feet for 12 hours a day doesn’t have the same stress-relieving benefits as it would if you were doing a power walking workout. Rather, walking around for that long can lead to fatigue and make it harder for you to provide the best care possible to your patients.

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  5. May 22, 2017

    How to Avoid and Treat 5 of the Most Common Sports Injuries

    If you’re an athlete of any sort, you’ve probably run (no pun intended) into an injury or two along the way. No matter how small, injuries throw a curve ball into your training plans and make it difficult to run and play the sports you love. These include simple and common injuries like ankle sprains and shin splints, followed by more serious and complex injuries like Plantar Fasciitis, ACL tears, and tennis elbow. It isn’t always clear what these injuries actually are and how they can be prevented and treated. The infographic below explains what the top 5 sports injuries are, how they’re caused, and ways to prevent injuries like shin splints and plantar fasciitis.

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