Thinking of trying barefoot running? We investigated a new strategy to switch from traditional shoe to barefoot running, and why barefoot running may work for some runners but not others.
No, you’re not imagining it. Your feet may be wider or longer and your shoes stiffer.
Toe jam was mentioned in a song by The Beatles. Maybe they knew a thing or two about foot hygiene.
Recent evidence suggests it’s normal for young, healthy and active children to have flexible flat feet. And these flat feet will get less flat over time.
There’s no evidence problem flat feet correct themselves with time. They should be treated early.
Parents can fork out big bucks for different shoes for different sports for their children.
If you’ve been injury-free in your current sports shoe, and you’re performing at a level you are happy with, you may already have the right shoes on your feet.
Many children in New Zealand grow up barefoot. Should all children follow this model?
Bunions are more than just a cosmetic issue.
A bunion is an enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe. Does it need to be removed?
There are many treatments recommended for rotational deformities, but do they work and are they necessary?
For the majority of children, in-toe or out-toe walking is just part of growth.
Diabetes-Related Foot Disease is very common.
Diabetes is on the rise and one of its most common complications is Diabetes-Related Foot Disease (DFRD). DFRD is difficult to treat but simple preventive strategies do exist.
Best foot forward.
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If you’re thinking about getting your thongs out – no, not your bikini – then here’s the best way to make sure your feet are at their best.
High heel parkour.
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High heeled shoes may lift you up and look fabulous, but your body tells a different story.
It’s unclear whether reflexology provides any therapeutic benefits beyond those of a generic foot massage.
Reflexology is a form of manual therapy based on the principle that specific locations on the feet, hands and ears have connections to the rest of the body. By applying pressure to these locations using…
These kinds of shoes typically appear next to articles warning of the dangers to health posed by high heels.
Women are often told how the very high-heeled shoes they wear are doing them harm. But instead of trying to make them feel guilty about their footwear, we would be better off discussing how to help women…