How Summer Footwear Can Cause Back Pain

summer footwear and back pain

Last summer, my friend Julie was excited to spend her vacation exploring the beautiful beaches and vibrant streets of Southern California. She packed her suitcase with all her summer essentials, including her favorite flip-flops and trendy flat sandals. A week into her trip, Julie started to notice a dull, persistent ache in her lower back.…

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Is Walking Good for Foot Tendonitis?

a person's legs walking on a path foot tendonitis

Is walking good for foot tendonitis? It’s a question many people ask when they’re dealing with the discomfort and pain that comes with this condition. As a physical therapist, I often see patients who are unsure about how much activity they should engage in when managing foot tendonitis. Walking, a simple and natural form of…

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Sprained Ankle vs Broken Ankle: How to Tell the Difference and Get Back on Your Feet

woman trying to tell the difference between broken ankle vs sprained ankle

Ankle injuries are like uninvited guests at a party – they show up without warning and can really dampen your spirits. Whether you twisted your ankle on a morning jog or landed awkwardly, the immediate aftermath leaves you wondering: is it a sprain or a break? Knowing how to tell the difference between an ankle…

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5 Ways To Alleviate Foot Pain When Walking

foot pain when walking

Picture this: It’s a gorgeous, sunny day outside. You lace up your favorite walking shoes, eager to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park. But when you start walking a familiar, unwelcome sensation creeps into your feet — pain. What should be a relaxing, enjoyable activity quickly turns into a struggle, with each step becoming…

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Radiculopathy vs Neuropathy: What’s the Difference?

woman suffering with neuropathy in the foot

Navigating the complex world of nerve-related conditions can be tricky, especially when it comes to understanding the differences between the different types! As a physical therapist, I often encounter patients who are confused about radiculopathy vs neuropathy, and it’s easy to see why. Though they share some similarities, radiculopathy and neuropathy are distinct conditions with…

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Tips to Avoid Foot and Ankle Pain During the Holiday Shopping Season

couple holiday shopping with foot and ankle pain

The holiday shopping season can take a toll on our feet and ankles, leading to discomfort and pain. In this blog post, we will explore effective strategies to prevent and relieve foot and ankle pain while shopping. From taking regular breaks and practicing stretching exercises to utilizing supportive accessories, we will provide you with practical…

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Do The Shoes You Wear For Running Actually Matter?

woman tying her running shoes

Do you get a sharp pain in the back or your heels or shooting pain in the balls of your feet when you’re running? Maybe, a constant ache in the front or your legs?  Yes. Well, it could be something as simple as your footwear.  Whatever your workout of choice, whether it’s spending time at…

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How Do I Cure My Ankle Pain?

man holding his sprained ankle

Do you have pain and/or swelling around your ankle that won’t go away? Does it feel unstable when you walk down the stairs or stiff in the mornings? Does the swelling stop you from playing sports or make you feel self-conscious? We define Ankle pain as any discomfort in the ankle region – the part…

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