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How to Prepare Your Feet for a Long-Distance Walk or Hike

protection for toes when walking

That aching feeling you get in your muscles after finishing a hike is satisfying – you wear it like a badge of honor. However, the same cannot be said of ankle sprains, blisters, and broken toenails.  These medical complaints can ruin a long-distance walk. Not only that, blistered feet and broken toenails can easily become […]

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How Does Acupuncture Work for Foot and Heel Pain Relief?

is acupuncture good for heal pain?

The foot is very complicated and the part of the body that is most prone to aches, pains, and injury. With 26 bones, 33 joints and over a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments, your feet are highly susceptible to stress. Injuries to ankles, heels, and feet are common. Often there is little western medicine can […]

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12 Reasons for Dry Skin Between My Toes (That’s NOT Itchy)!

skin peeling between toes no itch

It’s not unusual for the dry skin between your toes to peel. But, when peeling skin is not accompanied by itching it could be a sign of an underlying skin complaint. Skin peeling between toes (and no itch) is typically a result of skin infections, allergic reactions, syndromes, and disease. Otherwise, it is the result […]

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Can Toenail Fungus Cause Pain and Swelling?

toenail fungus pain relief at home

Can toenail fungus cause pain and swelling? You’ve probably already figured out that the answer is yes! Nail fungus (onychomycosis) attacks your toenails through small cuts in the skin around your nail or through the opening between your nail and nail bed. It can lead to a change to the nail texture, thickening, discomfort, and a […]

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Why Toes Keep Cramping and Curling (and How to Relieve It Fast)!

Why do I keep getting cramps in my toes?

Toe cramps can ruin our workouts and destroy our sleep patterns. They’re annoying, to say the least!  According to some scientists, muscle cramps are caused by our modern lifestyle. Our ancestors spent a lot of time in the squatting position and rarely wore shoes. This allowed them to lengthen and strengthen the muscles in their […]

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