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Educational Resources

How to Lower Your Achilles Tendon Injury Risk

If you’re an athlete playing on turf, or you’re a serious runner, you’re probably worried about getting an Achilles tendon injury. After all, Aaron Rodgers of the NFL’s NY Jets just showed us how serious this kind of injury can be, when his tendon ruptured, taking him out of the game for the season and…

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Check out Your Health Plan with a Broken Foot

With 26 bones inside, any injury could leave you with a broken foot. That’s especially true because many of the bones are small and delicate, especially those in your toes and midfoot. Even worse? They can be hard to heal, because we put lots of pressure on our feet. And many bones in the foot…

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3 Signs You Need Help for Heel Spurs

Do you need help for heel spurs? Or are you wondering what’s causing that bony bump on the back of your heel? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Heel spurs are bone spurs that form at the back of your heel. And bone spurs are just extra bone that grows on top of your…

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Why Vitamin C for Gout Doesn’t Work

Lots of people think vitamin c for gout will help them reduce flares. But what is gout? And how can you reduce your risk for this disease? Read on to find out! What is Gout? Gout is a painful type of arthritis that comes in flares. These flares develop when uric acid crystals build in…

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How to Get the Perfect Kids Shoes for Back to School

Can we talk about kids shoes? It’s almost time for school again, parents. Yes, you’ve made it through the long summer. And now it’s time to get the kids back into the classroom. Which means it’s also time to get them some new shoes. Most likely, the summer fun wore out their current pairs. Or…

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The Problem with Barbie Feet…and High Heels

Now that the pinkest movie of the summer has landed in theaters, everyone everywhere is obsessed with Barbie feet. There’s even a viral TikTok challenge trying to get women to walk with their feet in high heel position. (But without the shoes.) Of course, that’s a bad idea. While everyone has seen Barbie’s feet in…

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Here’s Why Wearing High Heels Hurts Feet

Have you noticed that wearing high heels hurts your feet? Once, stilettos were a major staple in nearly every woman’s wardrobe. Now, in a post-COVID world, many women have swapped their heels for sneakers or flats. Here’s why that’s a good thing. Why Wearing High Heels Hurts Feet Many doctors tell their patients to avoid…

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How to Prevent Shin Splints and Other Running Injuries

Want to prevent shin splints and other running injuries? You need to look at your training schedule! After all, improper training is the cause of about 56 percent of running injuries each year, reports Jason Fitzgerald, a 2:39 marathoner and USA Track & Field certified coach. Contrary to popular belief, proper running requires proper technique—similar…

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3 Tips to Prevent Kids’ Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails in kids are a problem all year long. In fact, every time there is a change in season (and a change in shoes) they are at a higher risk for ingrown toenails! Why is that the case? Well, when kids wear new shoes that perfectly fit their feet, you don’t  really have to…

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What is a navicular stress fracture?

What is a navicular stress fracture and what causes this injury? Well, your navicular bone is located in your midfoot, next to your cuboid bone. As part of your foot and ankle tarsus, it takes a lot of pressure, and that leaves it vulnerable to injuries such as stress fractures. In a minute, we’ll dive…

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