People are very loyal to their running shoes, often saying they would never switch to a different brand. As a podiatrist and a runner myself, I find the discussion of running shoes very interesting. But are expensive running shoes worth the cost? When I came across Runrepeat.com, I was impressed by Jens Jackob Andersen’s objective comparison of running … Continue reading Before you buy expensive running shoes, here’s what you need to know
Many people, especially those in manufacturing and the service sector, must stand for long periods of time as part of their job requirement, and there are many studies examining the health effects due to prolonged standing. Common complications include low back pain, varicose veins (enlarged and painful veins just below the surface of the skin), … Continue reading 7 tips for prolonged standing
As a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon I can tell you one of the most common complaints I get: aching arches. Arch pain is often caused by low arched feet. The terminology for low arched feet can be somewhat confusing but common names used to describe them includes: pes planus, overpronator, and flat feet. These … Continue reading 3 ways to rid yourself of aching arches in your feet
Summer is just around the corner, and everywhere you look bright-colored flip-flops, wedges and sandals are calling your name. But while you’re shopping for that perfect pair of summer shoes, remember that there is more to a great pair of shoes than just color and style. Robert Berry, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon on the medical … Continue reading Summer Shoe Shopping Tips From an Orthopedic Surgeon
Flip flops have not only become a staple by the pool and in locker room showers, but they have also become a showcased shoe all through the year and at every occasion. They may be comfortable and allow your hot summer feet to breathe, but they may not be the best choice for your foot … Continue reading Should you toss or wear your flimsy footwear?
Scott & White podiatrist Dr. Devall weighs in on the company’s claims, the technology and how to buy and wear shoes responsibly These shoes help your jeans fit better, alleviate pain in your back and feet and improve strength and posture. What person doesn’t want all of those things, especially when exercise is a four-letter … Continue reading Are Toning Shoes All Hype and No Results?
It’s one season women dread and look forward to at the same time. Summer! We dread the “swimsuit season,” but can’t wait to break out one of the all time favorites – the flip flop! We have so many styles and colors to chose from – the casual, chic look; the hanging by the pool … Continue reading Flip flops – friend or foe?