Pros and Cons of Buying Shoes Online

You need to buy a new pair of shoes. But you’re really busy at work or taking care of your kids, and you’re just not sure when you’re going to have time to get to the store. A couple decades ago, that might have been a problem since you would have had to make time in...

More People Buying Shoes Online

The days of just buying shoes at brick-and-mortar stores are over. For the past decade, more people have been purchasing shoes online. In fact, a recent article on Smart Company Australia’s website reports that the Australian footwear industry is experiencing a boom...

Too Small Shoes Cause Foot Pain

Are your shoes squeezing your toes? Or, maybe they’re rubbing against your heels. If this is the case, you’re likely wearing shoes that are too small (not to say that shoes that are too big, don’t cause foot problems, too). As the WalkEZStore has discussed in recent...

Shoe Fit: Are Your Shoes Too Small?

When was the last time you had your feet measured to learn your right shoe size? A year ago? Two or three years ago? Five or more years ago? If you haven’t had your feet professionally measured within the last year, there’s a good chance you’re cramming your feet into...

It’s a Fact – Our Feet Are Getting Bigger

Just like the rest of our bodies, our feet are getting bigger, too. The average shoe size has increased by two whole sizes since the 1970s, according to a recent study from the College of Podiatry in the United Kingdom which was cited in the Wall Street Journal. Since...

Playing Tennis? Give Your Feet Some “Love”

Tennis is one sport that you can play whether you’re young or old. However, regardless of your age, tennis can be hard on your feet and ankles. Tennis requires you to run a lot. You also must move from side to side or back and forth often. Additionally, the sport...

Is Foot Pain Throwing Off Your Golf Swing?

If you have sore feet, you know that playing a round of golf can be painful and challenging. You  could just ride around the course in a golf cart to alleviate the pain from walking. But, pain in your big toe, forefoot and heel can actually affect your golf swing,...

How to Stay Safe at the Beach

Are you heading to the beach this summer? A day at the beach can be fun and relaxing – frolicking in the waves, building sandcastles with the kids, sunbathing, napping, reading the latest novel or just watching people. But dangers also lurk at the beach. So before you...

WalkEZStore Not Exhibiting at Indiana Home & Garden Show

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the WalkEZStore will NOT be a vendor at the 2013 Indiana Home & Garden Show.  However, Ryan Thomas, the owner of Hearing Solutions Plus, has agreed to exhibit at the WalkEZStore booth location. Hearing Solutions...

#%&*$!!! Did I Just Break My Toe?

Have you ever walked through your home barefoot, thinking about something else, and, suddenly – bam – you run into a piece of furniture? The next second, you’re yelling or cursing in pain because you’ve stubbed your toe. Stubbing your toe can be very painful...

Kathy Carandang Featured in “Living Well” Magazine

Walk EZ Store founder Kathy Carandang was featured in the summer 2012 edition of Living Well magazine. In her article, Kathy covers many of the serious issues affecting foot health in America. In the article she states: Did you know more than 43.1 million Americans...

Kathy Carandang Featured in "Living Well" Magazine

Walk EZ Store founder Kathy Carandang was featured in the summer 2012 edition of Living Well magazine. In her article, Kathy covers many of the serious issues affecting foot health in America. In the article she states: Did you know more than 43.1 million Americans...

Using Your Casting Kit by Yourself

This video will walk you through the necessary steps on using your WalkEz casting kit to get a custom impression of your foot without the help of someone else. If you have help see this...

Extend the Life of Your Shoes with Proper Care

It’s officially spring! Do you know what that means? It’s time for spring cleaning. Not only is it a good time to clean your house, it’s a great time to clean out your closet and assess the condition of your shoes. By taking care of your shoes, you can protect your...

Shin Splints: Are Not What You Think

Are you a runner or a dancer? Are you in the military? Do you have a throbbing, aching pain in the shins of your legs? If so, you may have shin splints. Shin splints – also called tibial stress syndrome – are a common lower leg complaint, especially among runners,...

Chi Walking: Engaging the Body and the Mind

Now that the weather is turning nicer, you may be walking outside more. Walking is a great way to get and stay fit. But perhaps you’re ready to try something different. If you’d like to experience a mental, as well as physical, workout, you may want to try Chi...

The Importance of Nutrition on Bone Health

Did you know that the 52 bones in your feet account for 25% of all the bones in your body? Your foot bones provide a foundation for your body and enable you to walk and run. Therefore, it’s essential to take care of your bones by making sure they receive the nutrients...

Seniors: Increase Quality of Life with Proper Shoe Fit

Are you one of the 87% of older adults who suffer from foot pain? If so, then check your shoe size. At least a third of older individuals who have foot pain are wearing shoes that are either one size too big or too small. By wearing properly fitted shoes, you’ll not...

Got Arthritis? Do Yoga

If you suffer from arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid), then yoga can help relieve your symptoms and promote relaxation. Dating back 5,000 years to ancient India, yoga blends physical exercise and mental relaxation or meditation practices. During yoga, you go...

How to Relieve Your Aching Flat Feet

For the past few posts, we’ve been talking about overpronation, which causes the arches of your feet to flatten as you walk. If you suffer from flat feet or overpronation, you probably experience pain in your arches and the soles of your feet. Also, overpronation can...

What Is a Navicular Drop Test?

Do you suspect you’re knock-kneed? That is you overpronate (your ankles tilt inward too much) when you walk, causing your arches to flatten? Or, do you think you’re bow-legged? In other words, you oversupinate (your ankles tilt outward too much) when you walk,...

Proper Arch Support Reduces Stress to Your Body

Did you know your foot contains 26 bones, 32 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons that hold it together, allowing it to move in a variety of ways? Your foot also has three arches that are supposed to work together to support your bones. The medial...

Your Feet Affect Your Whole Body and Your Health

Imagine a house on a hill. Over time, rain and snow erodes the ground surrounding the house. Eventually, the foundation develops cracks, and then shifts, causing problems with the house’s structure, such as cracks in the walls or slanting floors. Your feet are like...

No Magic Pill for Peripheral Neuropathy of the Feet

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magic pill that would make peripheral neuropathy of the feet go away? Unfortunately, a magic cure hasn’t been developed yet, but by following these tips, you can reduce its severe effects.  What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?  Peripheral...

Increase Your Sports Performance with Custom Orthotics

Do you play sports? Football? Baseball? Tennis? If so, according to Podiatrist Steve Rosenberg, a solid, balanced foundation from the feet up is essential for optimal performance in your sport of choice. If your feet don’t maintain their proper position when you...

How to Treat Frostbitten Feet

Depending upon where you live, your winter weather may be cold this year. (Here in the Midwest, we’ve had an unusual winter – although it’s been colder in January.) If you have been outside enjoying the winter weather, you need to take care to prevent your feet from...

Uggs Are Ugly to Your Feet

Sheepskin-lined boots, like Uggs and the various knock-offs, may keep your feet toasty in the winter, but they actually harm your feet.  When Uggs were first introduced, they were a favorite among surfers. But in the mid-2000s, celebrities, like Britney Spears and...

Do You Have Flat Feet or Fallen Arches?

How do you know? Have you noticed when walking with wet feet across concrete or sand that your foot’s impression doesn’t appear to have an arch? Or have you had a doctor, podiatrist or certified pedorthist tell you have flat feet?  Your foot actually has three arches...

Keep Your Figure Skating from Spiraling into Foot Pain

Figure skating can be great fun during the winter months. However, all the twists, turns, quick stops, and blade work can put a lot of stress on your feet, which can lead to foot pain and injury. Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, calluses, bursitis,...

WalkEzStore.com at Indianapolis Home Show

Come to the Indianapolis Home Show, January 20-29, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and check out the WalkEzStore.com. We’ll be located at booth #338 in the West Pavilion. Show Hours:  Friday, Jan. 20 – 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00...

Are You Resolved to Get Fit?

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to get fit? Maybe you want to lose weight, have a better toned body or be more physically active. Regardless of your goal, your exercise plan doesn’t have to be an intense or painful endeavor. Plus exercise provides many health...

Is Weight Loss Your New Year’s Resolution?

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, then you’re not alone. About a third of all people who make resolutions want to lose weight as their primary goal. That’s because over 65% of American adults are overweight. Plus, many people pack on a few extra pounds...

Homes, Gardens and Foot Pain Relief

Are you looking for ways to renovate your home? Are you looking for ideas for your garden? Are you looking for foot, knee, hip and back pain relief while doing your home and garden renovations? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then check out the...

Combating a New Year’s Day Hangover and Foot Pain

How are you ringing in the new year? Are you going to a party? Are you planning on drinking? Are you going to dance the night away? If so, you may wake up on January 1st with not only a hangover from drinking too much, but also from dancing too much. You may already...

Even Santa Gets Sore Feet!

The WalkEzStore recently received this testimonial: Dear Kathy,  Each year, my feet and body take a beating during the days leading up to Christmas Eve.  I spend a considerable amount of time standing at my workbench, making toys for all the good little boys and...

Winter Socks: Why the Right Socks Are Important

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care … Did you know when Clement Clarke Moore wrote this poem, people used to hang their socks by the fire to...

Holiday Overindulgence Can Lead to Gout Flares

The holidays are a time of celebration – family dinners, office parties, and other social gatherings. There are often lots of great-tasting holiday goodies and beverages to eat and drink. However, if you suffer from gout, overindulgence of these holiday treats can...

Celebrate the Holidays without High-Heel Foot Pain

It’s the holidays and time for holiday parties. You’ve got the cute cocktail dress and a pair of killer high heels. And if you’re planning to dance the night away, more than likely, you’re going to wake up the next morning with foot pain or a “high-heel hangover.” Did...

Is Nerve Damage Causing Your Foot Pain?

Do you have numbness, tingling or pricking sensations in your foot? Do you have muscle weakness in your feet, ankles or legs? Do you experience extreme sensitivity to the lightest touch? Then you may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy...

Reebok to Refund $25 Million for False Advertising

You probably remember seeing the Reebok commercial where an obviously fit woman tells you that Reebok EasyTone shoes are proven to strengthen hamstrings and calves by up to 11%. And, they tone the gluteus maximus muscle up to 28% more than regular walking shoes....

Don’t Foul Your Game With Lower Extremity Pain

Are you a member of a recreational basketball league? Or, perhaps you like to play in quick pick-up games? Basketball can be an exciting game to play, but it also exerts a tremendous amount of pressure on your feet, ankles and knees. If you don’t wear the right type...

Travel Tips for the Holiday Season

Are you going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving, spending Christmas at Disney World, or skiing in Colorado over New Year’s Day? Traveling over the holidays can be expensive, stressful, and tiring on your feet. But with careful planning, your holiday trip can be more...

Obtain Pain Relief in Two Minutes a Day

Do you suffer from arthritis and find it hard to fit 30 minutes of exercise into your day? Well, a recent study shows you may be able to ease pain in just two minutes of exercise daily.  In this study, 198 office workers with frequent neck and shoulder pain were split...

Protect Your Feet While You Protect Your Country

In honor of Veterans Day yesterday, if you are one of the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, you know that the difficult training and hard work you do can take a toll of your feet. These activities can lead to a variety of foot problems. Therefore,...

Proper Foot Care for People with Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month. According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet published by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S. – that’s 8.3% of the population. People with diabetes can develop many...

Are You at Risk for a Foot Fracture?

It’s almost Halloween and skeleton decorations are appearing everywhere. Did you know that the foot contains 26 bones? That’s 52 bones if you count both feet. And those 52 bones comprise about 25% of all the bones in your body. Besides these bones, your foot and ankle...

Heel Pain? It May Be a Heel Spur

Contrary to what you may think, a heel spur is not a star-shaped, metal device that cowboys wear on the heels of their boots in order to prod their horse to pick up the pace. A heel spur is actually an abnormal bony growth on the heel bone. Although this bone is...

Tips for Buying Women’s Dress and Winter Boots

The temperature is getting colder and soon winter will be here. And that means you need to buy boots for the season. Dress and winter boots come in so many styles that shopping for the right pair can seem like a daunting task. While you may want to look fashionable,...

Don’t Let Foot Pain Haunt You

It’s almost time for Halloween this year. Kids love Halloween. They love dressing up in costumes, going from door to door, and saying “Trick-or-Treat.” They especially love going through all their loot and eating candy until they’re almost sick. Heck, a lot of adults...

Fat Pad Atrophy: What’s That?

Everyday our feet are affected by wear and tear. But did you know that by the age of 40, you can lose up to 50% of the fat pads in your feet?  Maybe you’re thinking, “So what? It’s fat. I don’t want fat feet.” Well, you do want these fat pads. The metatarsal fat pads...

Plantar Fasciitis: How to Obtain Pain Relief

As we discussed in a previous blog post, plantar fasciitis is the most common foot pain complaint. Several factors can lead to the development of plantar fasciitis: age, gender, certain types of exercises, excess weight, overuse of the plantar fascia, incorrect foot...

Plantar Fasciitis: Are You in Danger of Getting It?

The #1 most common foot pain complaint is plantar fasciitis. Each year it affects millions of Americans. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament, a band of tissue that runs from your heel bone across the bottom of your foot to your toes,...

Happy Feet Mean Happy Trails

Hiking in the autumn can be an exhilarating experience. The leaves are brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. There’s a cool nip in the air. And the trail just beckons you onward. But most people don’t think about the stress and strain on their feet and ankles during a...

Foot Pain: Are You at Risk?

Did you know that the root cause of painful foot conditions can begin in your 20s and 30s? However, on average, most people develop foot pain in their 60s. Unfortunately, most people take their feet for granted. Except for some women who get regular pedicures, many...

Joint Pain and Stiffness? The ezWalker® Insole Can Help

Do you have pain and tenderness in your feet, knees, hip and back joints? Are your joints stiff when you walk up in the morning or after sitting for awhile? Are your joints just not as flexible as they once were? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then...

Seniors: Reduce Your Risk of Falling

September 23rd  is National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. Every year, one in every three seniors over the age of 65 falls, and the risk of falls increases each year as older adults age. By age 80, more than half of all seniors fall annually. Additionally, the risk of...

Metatarsalgia Pain: Like Walking on Pebbles

Does your job require you to stand and/or walk extensively? Are you pregnant or overweight? Are you a runner or athlete that repetitively puts pressure on your forefoot? Are you a woman who wears high heels constantly? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions,...

Preventing Foot Pain during Pregnancy

You’ve found out that you’re expecting. Congratulations! But now you’re wondering what to expect while you’re expecting. One of the least anticipated problems that prospective mothers experience is foot pain. However, it’s a common discomfort during pregnancy, usually...

Tackle Your Foot Problems Before They Sack You

It’s autumn once again. And time for enjoying some rousing games of football. Whether you’re a high school, college, pro, or recreational player, football can be rough on your body, especially your feet and ankles. The tackles, falls, and quick movements on your feet...

Certified Pedorthists: Care About Your Feet

Maybe you’ve heard the words – “pedorthics” or “pedorthist” – and you’ve wondered, “What exactly does that mean?” Pedorthics (pe-DOR-thics) refers to the design, manufacture, fitting, and modification of shoes and other footwear, as well as foot orthoses, to alleviate...

Walking for Exercise: Tips You Should Know

Walking is an easy, safe activity for enjoyment, to keep physically fit, or to just to get around. It’s also an inexpensive way to exercise. You can walk outdoors in good weather; and you can walk indoors at malls or other public buildings during bad weather. You can...

Corns and Calluses: End of Summer Footwear Woes

If you’ve been wearing sandals or flip-flops this summer, you may have noticed that you’ve developed calluses and/or corns on your feet. The constant flapping of flip-flops against your heels have probably caused rough, dry calluses to form. Or if you’ve been wearing...

Prevent Foot Pain: Plan Ahead for Your Trip to the State Fair

State fairs are jam-packed full of fun for everyone. Where else can you see – cows, horses, and pigs, or the largest pumpkin or watermelon grown, or handmade quilts, homemade baked goods, or other arts and crafts? Then there’s all the amusement rides for kids of all...

Don’t Let Foot Pain Throw a Curve Ball in Your Game

Baseball and softball are a national pastime in the U.S., especially during the summer. Whether you’re playing in a formal league or enjoying a game at a family reunion, it’s important to play sensibly and safely. Baseball and softball involve quick starts and stops,...

Foot Mechanics: Are You Walking Correctly?

Walking is a vital function in our daily lives. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. This equates to about 115,000 miles during an average lifetime – or walking the circumference of the Earth...

Summer Sun Can Scorch Your Feet, Too!

Since much of the U.S. is in the midst of a heat wave, you may be heading to the beach or pool to cool down. Once you get there, you may apply sunscreen to your body – or maybe you don’t apply any at all. Then you spend hours splashing in the water, or playing around...

Summer Sandals: Are You Sacrificing Foot Comfort for Style?

Sandals and summer just go together. With so many styles to choose from – flats, gladiators, espadrilles, and high heels, sandals look cute with a variety of summer fashions, including tees and shorts, lacy tank tops and Capri pants, floaty sundresses, summer...

Don’t Let Plantar Warts Spoil Your Summer

It’s a beautiful summer morning. You’re walking through the cool, dew-covered grass in your bare feet, enjoying the simple pleasures of summer. Suddenly, you scrape your foot against a rock in the grass. You inspect your foot and notice a small scratch on the ball of...

Is Foot Pain at “Fault” in Your Tennis Game?

Tennis can be hard on your feet and ankles since it requires a lot of running, side-to-side motion, sudden stops, changes in direction, and quick pivots. These movements, as well as the different court surfaces, can place a considerable amount of stress on your feet...

Are Bunions Causing You Foot Pain?

Bunions are a common problem of the forefoot. A bunion is an enlargement of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint or the joint at the base of the big toe. When the big toe is bent or pushed up against the other toes (due to heredity or crowding caused by shoes that are...

Toning Shoes: Do They Really Tone Your Legs and Rear?

You’ve probably seen the ads for toning shoes that claim you’ll get a better contoured derrière by wearing them. But do they really work? Since the summer of 2009, toning shoes have become the fastest-growing division of the shoe industry. According to shoe...

How to Properly Fit Your Shoes for the Best Comfort

Shoes are meant to support and protect your feet while preventing injury. But to accomplish this, they must fit well. Poorly fitted shoes can cause discomfort and foot problems like calluses, corns, bunions, and hammertoes. This guide will help you determine how to...

Pampered Feet = Pretty Feet this Summer

Your feet take a lot of punishment all day long. Consequently, they can end up looking dry and cracked. If you’re wearing sandals or going barefoot this summer, you want your feet to look their best. By following the tips below, you can rejuvenate your tired feet,...

Barefoot Running: What You Need to Know

Do you remember when you were a kid and how you used to love running around outside during the summer in your bare feet? Well, barefoot running has been increasing in popularity over the past five years. Advocates for barefoot running remind us that people have been...

Foot Pain Can Hurt Your Golf Game

Have you noticed your feet hurt as you walk the last half of the golf course? Has your golf swing seemed off? Well, foot pain may be affecting your golf swing. Proper Golf Swing Bio-Mechanics A correct golf swing depends upon the proper placement and movement of your...

Tips for Beginning a Running Program

So, you’ve decided you want to start a running program this summer. Good for you! Running can lead to greater health, better physical stamina, and a more positive state of mind. However, running is a repetitive, high-impact activity that can place stress directly on...

Plantar Fasciitis: Avoid a Flip-Flop Fiasco this Summer

Now that the temperature has reached 90+ degrees, many people, especially teens and young adults, are sporting flip-flops. While flip-flops are certainly cooler and more comfortable to wear in the summer, they can cause a common, chronic inflammatory foot condition...

As You Walk Down the Aisle – Put Your Best Feet Forward

  It’s the start of the summer wedding season.  If you’re a bride-to-be, you have probably already thought about your dress, the flowers, the cake, and the photographer.  But have you thought about your feet?   Your feet will: Help you walk down aisle. Hold you...

Jelly Sandals: Making an Old Favorite More Comfortable

Do you remember wearing jelly shoes with “bead socks?” They were the rage in the 1980s and early ‘90s. Well, jelly shoes have made a comeback in recent years, especially in sandal versions. Jelly sandals now come in a variety of brands, styles, and colors – some even...

Genetics Can Lead to Hammer Toe and Foot Pain

Did you know that redheads require 20% more general anesthesia than non-gingers before going under the knife? This interesting tidbit comes from Rhoda Israelov’s blogging challenge on her Say It For You blog site. According to research published in The Journal...

Heel Pain? Get Help!

The plantar fascia is the part of the foot that acts like a shock absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. Plantar meaning the bottom side, and fascia is the name of the tissue in this area. Fascia is not muscle, not bone, not cartilage, not ligament, not tendon, it is a tissue all it’s own. This fascia tissue is made up of billions of tiny fibers similar to the fibers in a piece of elastic or Lycra. If the tension on that bowstring (fascia tissue) becomes too great, minute tears can occur creating pain and inflammation. The result is foot pain. Foot pain is no fun.

Knee Pain: When is it time to do something?

I recently experienced severe knee pain after getting up from being on the floor with my legs tucked up under me. I knew the minute I got up that something when wrong in my left knee.

I have experienced pain in my knees in the past. Actually my first experience with knee pain was when I was 17 and at Drum Major Camp. I was going into my senior year of high school and had been selected senior drum major, a position I had tried out for in prior years but never landed.

Putting your best foot forward

Orthotics can be an important component to healthy living.

Where their running shoes are concerned, runners may need to think beyond the blinding myriad of coloured stripes and patterns. It’s no longer just a question of shock-absorbent gel or strategically placed air pockets.

When you’re considering premium footwear to prevent injuries, sports medicine specialists say that orthotic insoles, or “orthotics” – bespoke support for your particular feet – may be the way to go, especially if your problems are connected to the type of foot with which you were born.

Plantar Fasciitis and Custom Support. The only way to go.

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition involving foot pain and tightness, and many plantar fasciitis sufferers seek massage for relief. New research shows using a custom arch support helps manage pain and pain-related disability associated with plantar fasciitis.

LOWER BACKPAIN? Are your feet the reason?

The results of a recent study conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association concluded that an amazing 73% of people asked said that they are dealing with foot pain. Why are more patients complaining of foot pain in the doctor’s office? Most patients have issues with their feet because of: the kinds of shoes they wear, what activities they participate in, or how their feet are structured.

ezWalker Receives Award

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New Website Launched

ezWalker is proud to announce the launch of our new streamlined website. Our focus in the development of this new website has been our users. You’ll find a wealth of easily accessible information at your fingertips. In addition, we’ve enhanced our online shopping cart to stream-line payment processing and to enable our customers to keep track of your orders. We look forward to working with our team to continue enhancing the site.

Faith is all you need!

Remember, No one’s a throw away, human or animal. This is an awesome testimony and an inspiration. This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born with 2  legs – He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want...

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