Do I have an Ingrown Toenail?

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Do I have an Ingrown Toenail?

What is an Ingrown Toenail? From all the problems in the world, how can my toe give me so much pain? Well, it is almost like an accumulative effort of poor footwear choices with a hint of genetics that brought you to this nagging pain down your nail. An ingrown toenail can be painful and in worse cases become infected without the appropriate treatment. This condition can occur on any of the toes in which it is most commonly seen on the big toe on either side cause inflammation and/or infection. Another common cause of developing this condition is from...

4 SIGNS YOU HAVE WEAK GLUTES

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4 SIGNS YOU HAVE WEAK GLUTES

  4 SIGNS YOU HAVE WEAK GLUTES   The glutes are the powerhouse of the lower body, designed to be powerful to produce true base force for the legs and torso. Weak glutes can lead to a ton of red flags  such as :  Increased risk of lower body injury  - Poor posture - Bad running form - Poor balance - Diminished power and strength The glutes should be one of your most frequently trained muscle groups. And I’m not just talking squats and deadlifts. You need isolated glute work: bridges, side steps, clams, leg extensions, glute raises. The combination of strength work (squats, deadlifts,...

Flat Feet Phenomenon

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Flat Feet Phenomenon

  Over the years we’ve become more educated on the idea that flat feet don’t just pop out of nowhere. We have come to realize that flat feet are a combination of genetics and environmental factors such as the surfaces we most commonly walk on which in most cases are nice flat slabs of concrete. The following might be an indication that you have flat feet: Collapsed arch  Wearing patterns in shoes similar to that below  Pain in the knees and back Pain in the heel of the foot often felt in the first few steps of the morning These...

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