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What Is Compression Therapy and How Does It Work?

What Is Compression Therapy and How Does It Work?

Compression therapy is a treatment that is used to improve circulation and reduce swelling by applying gentle pressure to the ankles and legs, which helps to massage vein walls and improve blood flow. It is a simple yet effective way to treat varicose veins and other...

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Toenail Conditions: Causes and Treatments

Toenail Conditions: Causes and Treatments

We tend to take their presence for granted, but toenails serve an important role in protecting the otherwise soft tissue underneath from a myriad of mishaps. Whether due to neglect, overuse, abuse, or accidents, toenails and the surrounding skin are vulnerable to...

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Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Activity

Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Activity

Many of us were raised having one pair of shoes for all physical activity, footwear that was generally referred to as “sneakers” or “running shoes”. But with the myriad types of physical activity that demand different types of movement, it’s actually quite important...

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How Sugar and Salt Consumption Affect Foot Health

How Sugar and Salt Consumption Affect Foot Health

Sweet & Salty. It’s a popular flavour combination. Salt enhances other flavours like sweetness, and sugar is just, well… sweet! Unfortunately, for our health, excess consumption of the white stuff is the wrong stuff. And sugar and salt can wreak particular havoc...

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Foot Odour Causes and Treatments

Foot Odour Causes and Treatments

Foot odour, formally referred to as “bromodosis”, is a common (albeit extremely unpleasant) condition suffered by not just the owners of smelly feet, but by those around them as well. Like virtually all other types of body odour, the cause of stinky feet is generally...

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Calluses and Corns

Calluses and Corns

Definitions, Differences, and Treatment Options Most people have a general idea of what calluses and corns are when talking foot health. But the line between the two is often blurry in people’s minds. In this post, we’ll cover not just what corns and calluses are and...

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Custom-Made Orthotics vs. Store-Bought Insoles

Custom-Made Orthotics vs. Store-Bought Insoles

The Differences between Custom-Made Orthotics vs. Store-Bought Insoles It is true that not everyone needs custom-made orthotics. Sometimes a set of over-the-counter (OTC) orthotics will provide an acceptable level of relief from a mild condition. However, the...

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Selecting the Best Winter Boots for Your Needs

Selecting the Best Winter Boots for Your Needs

With the winter weather finally setting in, it’s a great time to examine winter footwear and how to choose the right boots for your needs. More often than not, footwear style and/or brand name are major factors that influence a person’s purchase. However, you want to...

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Happy Feet: Tips for Foot Care at Every Age

Happy Feet: Tips for Foot Care at Every Age

A healthy foot is a happy foot! So, this month we're discussing the benefits of foot care at every age. While each person's feet are unique, there are some simple, universally beneficial foot care strategies for all ages and stages that will keep feet in their...

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