Safety Tips Will Help To Prevent Injuries with Backpacks for School

What child does not get excited when choosing his/her backpack for the new school year? Besides looking at what superhero or princess is on the backpack, there are several characteristics to look for when purchasing a backpack to prevent injuries. Backpacks can be very problematic for posture and body mechanics. The most common injuries occur at the neck, shoulders, and back from poor use and size of the backpacks.

Simple Summer Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

It is official, summer is here! With the transition of the seasons, comes the transition of our footwear. It feels great to kick off those winter shoes, and dust off your summer sandals. For some, maybe it’s no shoes at all with the freedom of being barefoot. Unfortunately, our feet may pay the price in the summer with a possibility of developing the dreaded diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the band of tissue on the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel, often causing heel pain.

'Carefree' Flip-Flops Can Cause Problems with Poor Support

Who doesn’t look forward to warmer temperatures and the first day you can ditch those winter boots or restricting work shoes and put on a pair of flipflops? Flip-flops are a very common footwear. Although the idea of flip-flops may bring pleasant thoughts, your feet could be paying the price. Here are a few common problems that may be associated with flip-flops with poor support. 

Tips to Ease Arthritis Pain in the Winter Months

According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 27 million Americans have Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is a condition resulting in the thinning of the cartilage around the bones. The cartilage cushions the joint so it can move and glide easily. The decrease in supportive cartilage around the bone causes an inflammatory response often leading to symptoms of pain or stiffness. Osteoarthritis can occur at a variety of joints including knees, hips, and hands to name a few body parts.