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Educational Resources

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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What are the Early Signs of Bunions?

If you notice the early signs of bunions, you can seek immediate treatment. Before small bunions get larger, you can often treat them without surgery. So you want to catch these bumps ASAP. How can you do that? Read on to find out more. But first… What is a bunion? A bunion is a bony…

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3 Times to Take Off Shoes, According to a Podiatrist

There’s a lot of risk when you take off shoes at the wrong time. Walk around shoeless for hours, and you leave your arches without support. That can leave you with stressed tendons and plantar fasciitis, something we saw lots of during the peak of work-from-home days. Another risk? If you take off your socks…

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The Best Way to Get Safe Pedicures

Sometimes, you just need to relax and get your toenails looking pretty with safe pedicures. Maybe you’re avoiding salons, because of the cost or safety concerns. Or maybe you’re just crunched for time and squeezing in a home pedicure between work, virtual school and preparing those endless meals and snacks. We get it. But we…

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