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24 May How Much Do You Know About Your Achilles Tendon?

About Your Achilles Tendon? How much do you know about your Achilles tendon? Here are some intriguing facts about a ligament we depend on for walking, jumping and running. It’s Long The Achilles tendon is the thickest, longest tendon in your body. It’s Named for a Greek Warrior According to...

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25 Feb What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Podologist?

Podologists, Podiatrists, and Chiropodists: What’s the Difference? Have you ever heard of a podologist? What about a chiropodist? These are all different names for medical professionals who specialize in foot care. In the US, we routinely use the term podiatrist to refer to these doctors. Here’s...

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24 Nov Can you Sprain a Toe?

Do You Have a Toe Sprain? You’ve stubbed your toe, and now you’re wondering if it might be sprained. Your toes have joints like other parts of your body, and those joints can get sprained. Here’s what you need to know about this common injury. What Causes...

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22 Sep Top 5 things to Know about Kids Feet

About Children's Feet Your children run, play, walk, jump, and climb on their feet every day. How much do you know about those feet? If you have questions about your children’s foot health, contact a podiatrist today. 1. It’s Okay for Kids To Go Barefoot If you’re worried...

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03 Sep Why and When Compression Socks are Recommended

Do You Need to Wear Compression Socks? Do you stand on your feet all day? Do you take frequent airline flights? If your lifestyle puts you at risk for circulation problems in your legs, consider wearing compression socks. What Are Compression Socks? Compression socks or stockings are soft,...

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18 Aug What are toe spreaders used for?

Should You Jump on the Toe Spreader Craze? If you think of toe spreaders, you're probably thinking of the soft forms your pedicurist places between your toes before painting them. Sometimes called "yoga toes," toe spreaders have sparked a craze among natural health enthusiasts in recent...

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