Category Archives for Sports & Exercise

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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What Are the Health Benefits of Walking Barefoot?

what are the effects of walking barefoot?

Mankind walked barefoot for thousands of years before footwear was invented. Today, modern man is rediscovering the health benefits ancient cultures knew about centuries ago in many different areas of medicine. One of the questions being floated is whether walking barefoot has any health benefits. Various studies reveal that walking barefoot can be beneficial – […]

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9 Really Painful Toe and Foot Injuries from Running

stress fracture

Running is a fantastic way to keep fit. But, as many enthusiastic runners will know, it can cause problems with your feet, toes, and nails. Foot and toe injuries can be incredibly painful and inhibit your exercise routines. Niggly injuries will often mean you cannot run as much as you want to. Sometimes, you might […]

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Can You Go Swimming with Toenail Fungus?

Can I go swimming with toenail fungus?

Fungal toenail conditions affect up to 10% of the adult population. They are often caused by another infection – ‘athletes foot.’ Indeed, people who are involved in sports tend to contract fungal foot infections because fungi proliferate in warm, damp, and sweaty environments! Keen swimmers often question whether it’s safe to go swimming with toenail […]

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Foot Care for Dancers – Painful Problems Caused by Dancing!

My big toes hurt when I dance

Your feet endure a lot of stress when you’re dancing, which is why proper foot care for dancers is so important. While aches and pains are normal, dancers are prone to severe foot injuries and conditions. And many of the issues associated with ballroom, ballet, Irish, and other popular types of dancing won’t be resolved […]

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