Month: February 2017

Choosing the Proper Running Shoe for Your Feet

Although winter is still holding on here in Chicago, dedicated runners still hit the streets or gyms to keep up their exercise routines. With a doctor’s permission, running has terrific health benefits including preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even certain cancers, and can help you cope with stress, depression and anxiety. Running […]

Overlapping and Underlapping Toes

Our toes are prone to many types of deformities. One common form is a toe that overlaps or underlaps the toe next to it. This condition is unattractive but also can cause inflammation and pain. When the toe in the unnatural position rubs against the inside of the shoe, a blister, callus or corn or […]

Avoid Injury by Walking Carefully on Ice

We may not have had that much snow yet this winter, but with Chicago’s average annual snowfall at 37″, there is surely a lot more to come. And along with snow, more often than we’d like, comes sleet and ice. Thousands of Americans wind up in emergency rooms every year after suffering a winter fall […]