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By gary@hurtheel.com
October 23, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Many kids in Richmond, Virginia walked to school on foot as part of  International Walk to School Day. Held on October 08, the Richmond community participated in this global event. The aim for International Walk to School Day is to promote good health and physical activity among children.

In addition to participating in International Walk to School Day, Linwood Holton Elementary hosted a Mini-wellness Fair that educated children on creating healthy lifestyles. These children were also given instruction on the importance pedestrian safety and safe walking routes.  

Children should learn how to exercise the feet while young in order to carry the habit into adulthood. To learn more about how children can exercise their feet, speak to podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will can assess your injury and provide you with a suitable form of foot care.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the feet work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

For more information about Exercise for Your Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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By gary@hurtheel.com
August 13, 2014

Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care’s Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) has enlisted the aid of Savannah, Georgia native Sandy Haeger to show its members how to especially focus on exercising the feet.

Sandy suggests repeating, “Heel, ball, toe,” to help walkers concentrate on using the entire foot while walking. Using the foot in this manner engages muscles ranging from the foot to the hip. Another focus of Sandy’s is maintaining good position. To practice this, hold on to a stationary object such as a wall or tree for balance and then lift the knee with the foot flexed, touch down, and lift again.

There are various methods that can help you exercise your feet. Speak to Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson if you would like to learn about other activities that will exercise the feet. Dr. Slomowitz will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality care.Anchor

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

For more information about Exercise for Your Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Exercise for Your Feet

http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/02d1/r67f7lw430apkqmfg.jpg?size_id=aAccording to Mike Tran of the Missoulian and Therapist of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montana, your footwear can either alleviate or exacerbate the symptoms of arthritis throughout your lower and upper body. Since most of the day is spent on our feet, the type of shoes we select can have a significant effect on our feet but other parts of our body as well. Tran also adds, that the type of shoe worn should be decided by the kind of arch one has, rigid or flexible. Tran recommends people to be cautious on minimal running or barefoot-style running shoes. According to Tran, these shoes have lack of arch support, and are appropriate for only a very select number of people.   

The effects of arthritis can be painful. If you are suffering from arthritis, you can seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can help you with all your questions and foot care needs.

Arthritic Foot Care

In an average lifetime, we walk approximately 75,000 miles. This can put a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints that we have in our feet. As we get older, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and if arthritis comes into play, the joints become inflamed and distorted. Arthritic foot care and treatment would become imperative at this point.

It is best to take care of your feet by wearing well-fitted shoes. Certain conditions may develop when you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, for example hammertoes, neuroma, and bunions. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room in the shoe can help your feet be comfortable.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

-Specific exercises may help; stretching the Achilles tendon can prevent further pain and injury. Stretching can also increase your mobility.
-Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, as well as topical medications with Capsaicin.
-Massages can also help to alleviate pain temporarily.

To learn more about arthritic foot care, follow the link below,

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By gary@hurtheel.com
March 13, 2013
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Care   Foot Exercises  

Ohio State University physical therapist Matt Briggs cautions against the use of ankle weights during exercise. Ankle weights are designed to increase the difficulty and muscle activation of exercises, and as such, are popular with people looking to burn more calories or athletes hoping to increase their strength and stamina. However, Briggs said that the use of ankle weights can change the biomechanics of the body and lead to overuse injuries like sprains, dislocations, and tendinitis. However, Briggs also noted that ankle weights have their place, and can be useful for people during rehabilitation programs.

Although it is important to get adequate exercise for your feet and ankles, as the study indicates, you should be aware of proper exercise techniques before you embark on a new program. A podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey can provide exercise recommendations that allow you to gain strength in your feet and ankles while avoiding foot pain or foot injuries.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

To learn about more exercises for your feet, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your podiatric needs.

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