Running Shoe Construction Factors to Consider

If you’re a runner, you know a good pair of running shoes can make all the difference in how you run. Additionally, the construction of the shoes can also affect your performance and comfort levels.   While all running shoe manufacturers construct their shoes differently, typically, running shoes are made with a: Synthetic carbon rubber outsole […]

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Got Arthritis? Occupational Therapy Can Help!

About 1 in 5 adults endure arthritis in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 100 inflammatory and non-inflammatory medical conditions are classified as arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and lupus. Symptoms of arthritis include joint and muscle pain, joint swelling, morning stiffness and fatigue. April is National […]

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Bike Safety Tips for Kids

Now that spring is finally here (at least according to the calendar), your kids are probably clambering to get outside and play. Often, one way they burn energy is to ride their bikes around the neighborhood. While bike riding can be a lot of fun, accidents can happen. Each year, about 300,000 children visit the […]

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Changes in Foot Size during Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, you probably expect changes to occur to your hips and waistline. But did you know that pregnancy can also change the size and shape of your feet? It’s true. According to a research study done at the University of Iowa, pregnancy can lead to permanent changes in the size of your feet. […]

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How to Avoid Skateboarding Injuries

As parents, we worry whenever our kids do something that seems dangerous. And most kids, especially teenagers and young adults, think we’re being over-protective. After all, to them “riding the rail” or “catching air” is fun. To parents, it’s a possible trip to the ER. Case in point, a friend of mine’s daughter broke her […]

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Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones, Joints and Muscles

Your musculoskeletal system is comprised of your bones, joints and muscles. It’s this system that enables you to move and maintain an active lifestyle. But, we often take our mobility – and musculoskeletal system – for granted until something happens to significantly limit our daily activities. Therefore, it’s important to keep your bones, joints and […]

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Benefits of Walking the Dog

This week I saw a neighbor pushing a small dog in a dog stroller. I thought, “Doesn’t that defeat the whole purpose of walking the dog?” Today is National Walking the Dog Day. Why we need a special day to celebrate walking the dog, I don’t know. I mean, it’s not like this is the […]

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10 Tips to Combat Cabin Fever

Are you getting cabin fever from all of this snow and cold? I know I am. I can’t wait for spring – only 33 more days until the official start. If a trip to Florida isn’t in your budget any time soon, here are 10 suggestions to help you survive cabin fever until the weather […]

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Understanding Pain

At the WalkEZStore, we talk about pain a lot – pain in your feet, ankles, knees, legs and lower back. While we’ve talked about the causes of various types of pain and specific treatments, we haven’t really talked much about what pain actually is. Pain is a universal disorder. According to the International Association for […]

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Custom Foot Orthotics Provide Lower Back Pain Relief

Do you endure chronic low back pain? Does it interfere with your daily activities, such as job performance, routine activities or recreation? Well, you’re not alone. Over 80% of Americans experience an episode of low back pain at some point in their lives. But there is good news! A recent article in the Lower Extremity […]

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