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My Insoles Won’t Fit In My Shoes: How To Navigate Tight-Fitting Shoes & Orthotics

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My Insoles Won’t Fit In My Shoes: How To Navigate Tight-Fitting Shoes & Orthotics

A question that I get a lot is “Do you have insoles for my dress shoes, or my tight-fitting shoes?” To their surprise, most of the time my answer to this question, is “definitely.” My job as a Certified Pedorthist & Therapeutic Shoe Fitter is to help people overcome painful foot conditions as well as help with knee, hip, and back pain from mal alignment. My other job is to find proper footwear that my clients are actually going to wear. I call this “integrating fashion and function” and I’m pretty darn good at it. If my clients can give...

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What Is Graduated Compression – And Can Anyone Benefit From It?

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What Is Graduated Compression – And Can Anyone Benefit From It?

What Is Graduated Compression – And Can Anyone Benefit From It?  Normally when we think of graduated compression or performance compression bracing, we think of either athletes or those needing it for a medical condition. This way of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth. Compression can be a benefit to virtually everyone. In this piece, I’m going to outline what graduated compression is, how it works, what it’s used for, and common compression bracing products and their specific benefits and features. Yes, anyone can benefit from graduated compression.                       ...

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Introduction To Your Feet, Foot Pain & Treating Foot Pain

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Introduction To Your Feet, Foot Pain & Treating Foot Pain

The feet are complex structures that, as you already know, are particularly important. Our feet are our foundation, and their functions are to bear our weight when standing and propulsion, ie. Walking, running, jumping, etc.  But do you really know your feet and what can go wrong with them? In this piece I will dive into what makes up the feet, painful conditions that affect the feet and ways different treatment options for painful foot conditions.  What exactly makes up the feet?  The feet are flexible structures of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues that let us stand upright and...

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What Is A Quality Sock – How To Choose The Right Sock For you

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What Is A Quality Sock – How To Choose The Right Sock For you

What Is A Quality Sock – How To Choose The Right Sock For you  Socks are an important consideration for all of us as they are the first interface with your feet! They are important in protecting our feet as well as should be keeping them cool and dry. Hot, wet feet inside a shoe can cause a multitude of issues including friction, blisters, fungus, bacteria, and itchy/hot feet. In this post I will go over the history of socks and then home in on the major characteristics of athletic/lifestyle/compression socks on the market as well as important components of...

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What is Pickleball & Preventing Injuries While Playing

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What is Pickleball & Preventing Injuries While Playing

What is Pickleball & Preventing Injuries While Playing In this piece we will discuss: Pickleball’s history Steps to avoid injury while enjoying your sport The benefits & Importance of the right Footwear, Orthotics, Socks and Compression Garments to keep you active and enjoying your favorite game  What is Pickleball? Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US. It is a sport that almost any age group can enjoy including the older senior population, as keeping active as a senior is tops on the list for physical, mental, and emotional health. This sport is a hybrid, combining elements of tennis,...

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