Health tips

How Can You Protect Your Back From Bad Shoes?

When choosing what shoes to buy, our priority is often matching our outfits — we don’t always consider how those shoes affect our feet and back. While they may be stylish, the wrong shoes may actually be doing damage to our backs.  A chain of muscles, bones, nerves, ligaments, joints, and tendons runs from the […]

5 Reasons Why Your Doctor Hates Your High Heels

High heels can be a great fashion statement and, for some people, they’re a closet staple. High heels can give your outfit the perfect finishing touch, whether you’re wearing them for work, a party, or a wedding, but they aren’t necessarily the best thing to wear all the time.   If you wear high heels for […]

Bunions: What Are They and How Do I Find Relief?

If you find yourself unable to wear your favorite cowboy boots or sandals because of bunions, there’s still hope! Whether your bunions are causing you pain, or you just don’t like how they look, there are options for bunion relief. No matter the cause, there are multiple ways to deal with bunions, and sometimes treatment […]

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Legs and Feet? Can Orthopedic Shoes Help?

Many people know that diabetes affects your blood sugar, but you may not know that it can affect the health of your legs and feet. People diagnosed with diabetes often make changes to their diet, but it’s important that they protect their feet, as well. While you may do your best to take care of […]

Does My Insurance Cover Orthopedic Shoes

Whether you have an employer-provided insurance plan or a government-funded healthcare plan, your insurance may cover all or part of the cost of your orthopedic shoes. Every insurance plan is different, meaning the orthotics covered will depend on the plan. Keep reading to find out if orthopedic shoes are covered by insurance.  Does Medicare Cover […]

How to Find the Best Orthopedic Shoes to Fit Your Needs

If you are experiencing any kind of foot pain, you know it’s not fun. Foot pain may stop you from getting out and enjoying the world around you. The answer to foot pain relief may lie in the shoes you wear. Orthopedic shoes can help a lot of people with pain, but each shoe is […]

The 4 Biggest Benefits of Wearing Orthopedic Shoes

Orthopedic shoes are specially designed to provide more room for your toes and heels while supporting your arches. With these larger toe spaces, proper arch support, and shock absorbency, orthopedic shoes can ease the impact on your joints and ligaments. Orthopedic shoes have amazing benefits that can help keep our feet healthy for a long […]

Recognize Hepatitis Awareness Week: Learn About the Most Common Types of Hepatitis

Hepatitis Awareness Week, July 28 through August 3, is a week dedicated to educating the public about hepatitis, a disease in which an infection or injury inflames the liver.  Some types of hepatitis are acute, or short-term, while others can be chronic, or long-term. Hepatitis can be viral or non-viral, and there are multiple types […]

Be Ready for Summer Vacation With a Fully Prepped First Aid Kit

Many of us spend winter waiting for the warm and sunny days of summer, and those days are finally here! At long last, you can start your exciting or adventurous vacations and get out to see new places! Before you head out on your summer trips, make sure to get your fully prepped first aid […]