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Do shoes affect your health?

Whether or not you’re a shoe ‘person,’ there’s no denying they can make or break your day. But did you know they can seriously affect your overall health? Think of your feet like the foundation of your body. If they are strong, well-balanced and supported, the whole ‘house’ of your health stays upright. But if they’re stabilizing a natural imbalance while also balancing poor posture and ill-fitting shoes, suddenly, there’s a whole lot of stress coming from a very small area.  Bare-ing your sole  The number one cause of foot issues is footwear - which can also cause ankle, knee, hip and/or lower back issues. From baby shoes to high heels, we’re forced into covering our feet from an early...

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Pain in your heels? It could be Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes, supporting the three main arches of your foot. When you strain your plantar fascia due to weakness and overuse, the heel area becomes swollen, irritated and extremely painful. The worst time for pain is first thing in the morning when you get out of bed and start to walk. Our feet are designed to be barefoot using our toes much like our hands in order to maintain normal strength and mobility. Shoes work much like a cast, immobilizing our feet and causing the muscles to weaken. Improper footwear is one of the leading...

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