Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: Exercise is Key!

Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: Exercise is Key! If you are a person who suffers from any heart condition, you have probably been told to watch what you eat and get your exercise hundreds of times! For good reason though! Exercise and nutrition are our first defenses against anything bad happening to our bodies. Just as you know what would happen

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Summit Pedorthics: Heart Healthy: High Blood Pressure

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Summit Pedorthics: Heart Healthy: High Blood Pressure Do you suffer from an ailment that becomes more common by the year in America? High blood pressure plagues many, but it is said that more than half of these people suffer due to medical reason, while the other half is due to lifestyle choices. Most people end up on blood pressure medication

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Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: The Risk Factors

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Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: The Risk Factors Heart disease and cardiovascular disorders are the number one cause of death in both men and women, followed closest behind by cancer; whose rates are half of what are seen from cardiovascular deaths. This means that knowing your risk factors can help you to help yourself live a life that will support you

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Summit Pedorthics: Trench Foot

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Summit Pedorthics: Trench Foot Trench foot? Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? “Trench foot” is described by the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as immersion foot. Immersion foot happens when a persons’ foot is wet for extended periods of time. This is a completely preventable and treatable condition. This problem first arose with soldiers fighting in the

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Bunions, Calluses & Corns- Oh My! Part 1: Bunions

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Bunions, Calluses & Corns- Oh My! Part one: Bunions ~ Welcome Fall! Happy October! If you’ve ever had a bunion, you know that they can be some of the most painful things to deal with! A bunion usually occurs at the base of the big toe, right at the joint. This means that all of the body weight, with each

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Pronation & Supination: Foot Wear & Extra Care

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Pronation & Supination: Foot Wear & Extra Care ~ If you’ve got pronation, or supination, you’ve most likely already met with a Pedorthist or Podiatrist, gotten your custom pair of orthotics made, and have been diligently working them into your everyday shoe wearing routine. If you have NOT done those things yet, then please begin there! Most cases of pronation

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Pronation & Supination: What You Should Know

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Pronation & Supination: What You Should Know ~ There are two main words used when someone’s feet are turning in, or turning out. These are “pronation” and “supination.” These terms best describe the way the foot naturally moves through the motions, while running or walking, and is sometimes called the “running gait.” If your feet turn in, or out, this

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What is a Pedorthist? And Other Foot Related Lingo

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What is a Pedorthist? And Other Foot Related Lingo “You should see your orthopedic specialist.” Excuse me, what? “Make an appointment with your favorite Podiatrist.” Uhm, where? “Have you talked to your Certified Pedorthist about your Plantar Fasciitis yet?” Pedorthist? Plantars what?! If this is you, don’t worry! I’ll do my best to explain. For starters, I am a Certified Pedorthist.

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Summit Pedorthics: The Basics of Plantar Fasciitis

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Summit Pedorthics: The Basics of Plantar Fasciitis You’re waking up one day, taking a few steps out of bed, when out of nowhere you fall back down to the mattress, bouncing dramatically, holding your foot, screaming in agony. The sharp, stabbing pains are now shooting through your heel and foot. They ease, sometimes, if you rest your leg, but as

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High Heels, Your Feet & You!

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High Heels, Your Feet, and You!   Lots of women like to wear high heels, some because they have to for their line of work (pretty draconian), and some because its, “the fashion” and some actually feel better in heels! Lets do a breakdown of the whys. First is fashion. Every dress shoe company announces a new style every season

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