Healthy Steps Blog

  • Corns & Calluses Issues

    Some people want to show off their pedicures or fashionable footwear while others are simply interested in sharing a particularly beautiful view from a different perspective. Regardless of your reason, don’t let corns and calluses ruin your social media fun. These thickened areas of skin are not only unattractive, but can be quite painful if […]

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  • Runners Shin Splints

    Most runners will have experienced that sharp pain in the front of their shin, commonly known as shin splints, at some point in their running career. Shin splints can affect anyone – regardless of experience level or fitness. Healthy Steps has compiled a list of five tips that should help prevent and effectively treat shin […]

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  • Feet Type & Foot Shapes

    What your foot shape reveal? Your two feet combined contain one-fourth of all the bones in your body. The human foot consists of 3 arches, 20 muscles, 24 ligaments, 26 bones, 33 joints, and 7,800 nerves. Our feet come in a wide variety of shapes, types, and sizes. If you are suffering from chronic foot […]

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  • Ingrown Toenails

    Everyone will have suffered from an ingrown toenail at one point in their lives. This condition affects people of all ages – from young children to the elderly. Ingrown toenails occur when the corner or side of the nail grows into the skin instead of growing on top of it. The big toe is the […]

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  • The facts about flat feet

    Flat feet, or fallen arches, is a condition which affects approximately 40 percent of the population. There are two different types of flat feet – flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet are considered normal in children because often our arches are not fully developed until we reach a certain age -ranging from seven to thirteen. While […]

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  • Cold feet aren’t healthy.

    Cold feet aren’t happy feet! Leave it to the penguins I’m going to assume the answer is no. For most of us, we would leave that to the penguins. If my feet are cold; it generally means my whole body is cold. So if you can’t always wear fur-lined boots, what else can you do […]

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  • How to Remove Plantar Warts!

    Did you know that practically everyone will have a wart pop up somewhere on their bodies at some point in their lifetime? Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, are particularly common in pre-teen children, before their immune system has had a chance to fully develop. Plantar warts specifically appear on the bottom of the foot […]

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  • Foot & Ankle Injures with Children’s Sport

    Tis the season for our sporty kiwi kids to be suffering injuries out on the football field. The most common injuries our kids may suffer occur in the foot, ankle, and legs. Regardless of whether it is a bruise, sprain, or fracture; parents need to be able to assess the injury and attend to it […]

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  • Diabetes and Foot Care: Healthy Steps Tips

    For people with diabetes, foot care and proper foot health is essential. People who suffer from diabetes need to take extra care of their feet. Most diabetics suffer from nerve damage or neuropathy and may not feel tiny abrasions which can turn into major problems. Diabetes also affects the blood circulation, which makes healing time slower and infections […]

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  • Healthy Steps Reveals 10 Freaky Facts About Feet

    #1: In a lifetime, the average Joe or Jane from down the road, will have walked more than four times around the Earth#2: Standing still is more exhausting than walking due to the fact that you are straining the same few muscles for a longer period of time.#3: Your toes carry one half of your […]

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