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But flip-flops are so comfortable …

September 7, 2015

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But flip-flops are so comfortable … by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  We all know that high heels are famous for inflicting foot pain, but flip-flops or those light sandals, typically made of plastic or rubber, with a thong between the big and second toe, can also create foot problems. According to a research study at […]

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Our body’s shock absorbers

April 12, 2013

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by Roxann Christensen —  How are your ankles doing today? If you do not know, try these tests: Put your hand on a counter for balance. Bend your right knee, lifting your right foot off the ground. Now wiggle your leg back and forth. Does your foot wiggle independently from your leg? It should. It […]

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Your toes can tell your whole life story

February 25, 2013

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by Nancy Beauchamp —  People turn to tea leaves, crystal balls and palms to tell their future, but did you know your toes can tell your whole life story? The fascinating art of toe reading can be seen as an extension of reflexology or as a technique unto itself. Are you prone to corns or […]

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Reflexology for Health

March 20, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Foot and hand reflexology is an ancient and profound type of healing therapy that is extremely safe, simple and effective. The technique consists of firmly rubbing the feet or hands in particular ways. Zone therapy is another term that is used to mean reflexology, as is the term acupressure. However, […]

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Do you really want to wear those high heels?

February 27, 2012

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by Chung-Li Wang —  For years, orthopedic surgeons have been warning women about the perils of wearing high heels. Those who wear high heels risk foot injury, muscle imbalance, bone deformities, knee and ankle joint problems, bunions, hammer toes and more. A new study featured in the November 2009 issue of Foot & Ankle International […]

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Put your best foot forward

February 25, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez —  Living in the warm climate of Phoenix, our feet are often out in the open for all to see, yet many of us are self-conscious about the appearance of our toes and heels, worrying about what others may think. There is some truth to the fact that our feet may […]

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