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Friday, 04 May 2018 01:42

THE RIGHT WAY TO RUN

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While running may seem like an easy fail-free type of activity, there are ‘wrong’ ways to run. In fact, running improperly can cause discomfort and even harm to your feet, ankles, knees, and back. If running is something you partake in more often than not, you might want to spend time perfecting your style and posture.

Improving your running form can help you run faster, more efficiently and comfortably, and with less stress on your body and reduced injury risk. Follow these tips to work on perfecting your running form:

  • Keep your eyes forward! Your eyes should be focused on the ground about 10 to 20 feet ahead of you. Don't stare at your feet.
  • Don't be a toe runner or a heel-striker! Try to land on the middle of your foot, and then roll through to the front of your toes.
  • Make sure your toes are pointed forward. Running with your feet pointed in or out could lead to running injuries.
  • Keep your arms at a 90 degree angle, and at waist level. Many runners have a tendency to keep their arms high. This could cause you to feel tightness and tension in your shoulders and neck.

If you have any questions or concerns about perfecting your running form, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Friday, 04 May 2018 01:37

TACKLING RESISTANT CORNS AND CALLUSES

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Corns and calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin that form as a result of friction or pressure on the skin. Corns and calluses develop naturally to help protect the skin underneath them. Calluses can develop anywhere on the body where there is repeated friction. Corns develop due to bone pressure against the skin. They are common on the tops and sides of the toes and on the balls of the feet. 

if stubborn corns and calluses remain on your feet, you may want to consider an intensive treatment to help smooth the tough, dead skin. There are several home remedies you can try to reduce the severity of corns and calluses:

  • Apply vitamin E and/or moisturizing lotion to the area daily.
  • Pumice stone or foot file can help remove some of the dead skin.
  • Over-the-counter products made to specifically tackle resistant patches of rough, dry skin. 
  • Use padding to protect calluses from further irritation during activity.
  • Wear shoes that fit properly.

Most corns and calluses will have responded to your foot treatments by day three and should be significantly reduced and softened. 



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