Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?

Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?

Their history dates to ancient Egypt. They became popular in the United States after World War II when servicemen brought the Japanese versions home as souvenirs. The Dalai Lama frequently wears them. And many people today consider them an essential accessory of summer. But the simple sandals known as flip-flops simply aren’t a good fit […]

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Cushioned running shoes increase the risk of foot injury and leg pain

Wearing cushioned running shoes may actually increase the risk of foot injury. Trendy running shoes put more stress on bones, muscles and joints rather than less. Joggers may be more likely to develop plantar fasciitis, a condition which causes a stinging pain in the foot. Although many opt for comfy trainers to prevent injuries, the […]

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7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experience

7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experience

You probably know what it feels like to have pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or feet after sleeping in an awkward position or keeping your legs crossed for too long. It’s annoying, but you shake things out a bit and move on, no harm done. But if you have frequent or long-lasting tingling sensations, it’s […]

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Five health warning signs from your feet that you should never ignore

Thankfully, there is one part of your body that can signal warning signs about the rest of it: your feet. Medical experts share health warning signs from your feet you should never ignore. Yellow toenails Your toenails should look a lot like your fingernails. If there’s any discolouration, it’s probably a sign that something else […]

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Here’s why your feet always dry, cracked, and peeling

Here’s why your feet are always dry, cracked, and peeling

Dehydration Dehydration can make you tired, decrease your metabolism, contribute to break outs, and cause your feet to peel, too. “If you’re not hydrated enough, your skin starts to flake off everywhere on our bodies,” Dr Pruthi says. Remember: Water is your friend. Fungal infections According to Dr Rebecca Pruthi, a doctor of podiatric medicine […]

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Know about the unknown causes of swollen feet

Stiff shoe insole – a blessing in disguise for people suffering from osteoarthritis

One hundred patients with the condition were randomised to receive either a stiff carbon-fibre insert under the entire length of their foot or a sham insert that was stiff at the heel but soft elsewhere, according to the study presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, US. “The stiff inserts […]

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Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’

When 50-year-old Shekhar Adajania (name changed) went for his routine sugar check-up to his physician, he ended up having a long chat with the doctor about how he had recently started hurting his heels while walking. “What we must know is that anyone with diabetes needs to take care of their foot. More so because they don’t have sensations and […]

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