Summer is quickly approaching, you should already be shopping for your new summer footwear! First things first, you don’t want to be stuck in expensive and uncomfortable sandals this summer. You should never have to sacrifice style for comfort when buying sandals. Let’s admit, no one wants to spend money on sandals that you can’t walk comfortably in, right? This summer is all about freshly manicured toes and flip flops that are comfortable and stylish. Get the support you need in a pair of Spenco Total Support sandals.
Spenco Total Support Sandals are not your ordinary flip flops. All Spenco sandals are anatomically contoured to improve your foot health and comfort. This means you can walk pain free all summer long! You will find that these sandals have a variety of features designed to minimize foot pain, leaving your feet feeling energized and rejuvenated. New summer styles are available now for men and women at healthyfeetstore.com.
Spenco Total Support Sandals have these features:
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Sever’s disease is a painful foot condition that affects children around middle school age when they are going through a growth spurt. Like the rest of their bodies, kids’ feet are growing, including the bones in their heels. During this growth spurt, kids’ feet are extra sensitive as the heel plate grows. However you won’t be able to diagnose Sever’s disease by looking at the foot (it won’t appear red or swollen) but it does hurt!
Sever’s disease is like a growth spurt for kids’ heel bones, however, not all growing kids experience Sever’s disease. One kid may be unaffected, the other may need to rest for a sports season. Repeated visits to the physician for Sever’s disease is unnecessary. Like getting your molars, having tonsils removed, or getting muscle cramps, Sever’s disease is very much a fact of life for growing kids. Worst case scenario, your child may suffer from Sever’s disease for two years, but keep in mind this is not a life-long condition.
Sensitivity caused by Sever’s disease causes kids’ feet to be more susceptible for further injury, so it’s important that kids are fitted with footwear that offers cushion and protection. Unsupportive flip-flops and canvas slip-ons won’t cut it! Kids’ feet need shoes that offer excellent arch support and an outsole that will absorb impact so that their feet grow healthy and strong.
A cushioned heel cup inserted into kids’ shoes can help protect the heel bone, and give kids’ feet more cushion on sensitive heels. This also allows you to transfer the heel cup from one pair of shoes to the next. (See the 3/4 Length Arch Support Insole for extra cushioning and support at the arch too.) The shock absorption in the heel cup protects the heel from harmful impact while being active; running, jumping and other high-impact activities. However if your child lets you know that their feet are hurting, it’s best to take the time to rest while they’re experiencing foot pain. Sometimes this means stopping play early and icing their feet, other times it could mean sitting out a season of soccer or other sports activities.
Take these tips to get through the painful foot condition of Sever’s disease during those at-risk adolescent years.
How to know if your child may be at risk
- Girls between ages: 8 and 13
- Boys between ages 10 and 15
- Active kids are at greater risk
- Going through a growth spurt
- It’s very likely your child will let you know if their heels are bothering them due to Sever’s disease, ouch!
Symptoms of Sever’s Disease:
How to Treat Sever’s Disease
- It’s necessary to visit a physican to determine whether or not Sever’s disease is the cause of the heel pain.
- Insert a heel cup into kids’ shoes for extra cushioning, support, and protection.
- A 3/4 length arch support insole extends the supports up past the arch to reduces foot fatigue, ankle pain, arch pain, and discomfort
- Fit kids’ feet with proper sized footwear. It’s important to measure kids’ feet, they’re growing quickly! Find a children’s foot measuring device for home here.
- Sever’s disease is manageable, but it’s painful too! Kids should rest their feet when a heel is hurting.
- Rest, ice, and elevate kids’ feet up on a pillow to ease pain and discomfort. Repeat daily when experiencing pain.
- Stretch the hamstring muscle to help release lactic acid and growing pains.
Your feet deserve a little more credit, don’t you think? After all, they get you to where you need to go, and they carry your entire body weight, every day! By being aware of your feet throughout the day you can help treat and prevent foot fatigue and pain. And no matter what time of day it is, there is something that you can do to treat your feet, and improve overall health. From the time you wake up in the morning, to the time you go to sleep, here’s what your feet go through on a daily basis.
After resting through the night, this is the time of day when your feet are the least likely to be swollen and tired. However many people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis feel it first thing in the morning when they step out of bed. Ouch! Plantar Fasciitis causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. Once you start walking and stretching your muscles the pain will subside.
Tip: Start the day off right with food that improves foot health like grapefruit, blueberries, cantaloupe, avocado and flax seed.
If you’ve been wearing heels or unsupportive dress shoes your feet will begin to feel tired, and you’re most likely feeling a little more sluggish,and prefer to avoid a lot of walking. However taking the time to go on short walks throughout the day is AWESOME for your health. A quick 10 minute walk at a moderate pace improves circulation and prevents weight gain.
Tip: Stash a pair of athletic/walking shoes or comfortable flats at or desk, or in your car to take a walk break whenever you have a free 10 minutes or more. Make this a daily habit.
It’s common for feet to swell during the later half of the day. That’s why it’s also the best time of day to go shoe shopping, since this is the time of day that your feet will be at their largest size.
If you plan on going for an evening walk or work out, wearing compression socks or socks with arch support can help relieve sore and swollen feet. Wearing house slippers at home also keep feet supported and can protect toes from injury. (Anyone who has ever stepped on a Lego wishes they were wearing some kind of footwear!) No matter where your day took you it’s always beneficial to elevate your feet in the evening to give them a break!
Tip: Massaging feet can greatly improve circulation and relieve muscle tension, even if just for a minute each foot, your entire body will feel the rewards. Feet are directly connected to your legs, back, shoulders, neck, and all the way up to your head – massaging can help relieve built-up tension.
Fix your feet while you sleep and take care of them after a long day of walking or standing. Applying lotion to your feet before bedtime can help heal dry and cracked heels. Wear socks after applying lotion for better results. It’s recommended that diabetics always wear diabetic socks at night to encourage healthy blood circulation. If you’re experiencing bunion pain, wearing a splint or alignment socks at night will help relieve pain for a better tomorrow.
Congratulations to Germany; the 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions!! Were you one of the 20 million daily viewers who tuned in to watch the #1 sport in the world? I must admit, I watched a game or two. Surprisingly enough, I’ve never watched the World Cup. So, I had to see for myself what all the hype was about. It was quite interesting to see 22 men on a field, chasing down a ball with their feet, with one goal in mind, winning the World Cup. I watched these men battle it out for 90 highly intense minutes shedding blood, sweat, and tears. It made me wonder, why is this sport so popular? Maybe professional soccer players are willing to sacrifice foot pain for World Cup glory. Most people don’t realize how much pressure professional soccer players put on their feet. It is extremely important that they properly care for and maintain their foot health. I mean, their feet are only worth millions of dollars.
Soccer has a higher injury rate when compared to many other contact and collision sports such as field hockey, rugby, basketball, and football. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 626,600 athletes were injured while playing soccer in 2012. With soccer gaining more and more popularity, the number of soccer related injuries continue to increase.
The most common lower leg and foot injuries associated with playing soccer are:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Loss of Toenails
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bones Spurs
- Plantar Warts
- Bruised or Broken Bones
Before an injury most people will experience minor symptoms or ailments, and without proper care those symptoms will turn into something more serious. Taking the necessary steps to prevent an injury before it happens is always recommended. The most common ailments are foot and heel pain. Adding insoles to your cleats can help. If you have a child who complains of heel or foot pain, I recommend Kidzerts because they offer a full line of children’s insoles that will help eliminate foot pain and give your young soccer player the extra support they need in cleats. Remember to wear socks that will help keep your feet cool and dry, or try using the Pedifix FungaSoap when washing your feet after a game to help reduce the risk of athlete’s foot. Make sure your soccer cleats fit properly. Wearing shoes that are too big or too small can cause you to develop calluses or blisters. Also, try using a foot cream, such as Foot Kinetics RunGoo, it will help reduce friction between the sock and skin minimizing the risk of calluses and blisters. Most of these injuries are minor and can be treated with the foot care products we carry on Healthyfeetstore.com. However, some of the more serious injuries may require that you seek medical attention.
If you have a little one who is a beginner soccer player or if you’re old like me and enjoy a pick-up game every once in a while, remember to take care of your feet and they will take care of you!
We’re happy to share the news that one of our favorite brands, KidZerts, has recently created a YouTube channel that is live and running. We strongly suggest subscribing to their channel. At the moment, they have various product videos about the type of technology used in their insoles so that children can gain better posture, balance, and body alignment. Check out one of their videos posted above.