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Ankle And Heel Pain Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ankle And Heel Pain.

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How to Walk with Proper Form and Technique

Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor...  Read more

How to Use the Seated Calf Raise Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles. The Setup Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang...  Read more

Quick and Easy Stretching Routine

When you're short on time, proper stretching can be the first thing to go! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can breeze through in fewer than five minutes. Remember to warm up first and never...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

4 Knee Stretches and 7 Strengthening Exercises to Decrease Pain

If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, rest assure that at least you’re not alone. In fact, nearly 50 million Americans feel the exact same way. Knees...  Read more

I have been having flank pain for the last few day
Updated 9/26/2016 9:53:55 AM

I have been having flank pain for the last few days. I can only assume it might be from #dehydration. I also think it could be that I have experienced #extremeweightloss. Has any one else had this?...  Read more

Has anyone had steroid injections in the knee for pain? I've had 2 in 2 weeks. My sister said it ca
Updated 9/25/2016 8:53:12 PM

Has anyone had steroid injections in the knee for pain? I've had 2 in 2 weeks. My sister said it causes weight gain. No wonder the scale is going in the wrong direction. But I can walk better. Knee pain or weight gain...hmmm. I'll go for painless...  Read more

Hips been in alot of pain this weekend. It is triggering not so good feelings about myself. Mother a
Updated 9/25/2016 6:37:10 PM

Hips been in alot of pain this weekend. It is triggering not so good feelings about myself. Mother also thought it was ok to make a weight dig this morning b/c of it. #support...  Read more

Back pain getting me down! Oh no! 😳
Updated 9/24/2016 8:00:17 AM

Back pain getting me down! Oh no! 😳...  Read more

Cannot believe the back pain today. Doing my best
Updated 9/23/2016 7:33:10 PM

Cannot believe the back pain today. Doing my best to behave with food. I always eat when sick or in pain....  Read more

Put Your Foot Down On Heel Pain

In the course of a normal day, you're probably going to pound your heels down on the floor at least 8,000 times. And with each walking step, your feet will be hitting the ground with a pressure equal to three or four times your body weight. Running...  Read more

Tennis Shoes

The shoes with the rocker bottons are great for heel pain and plantar fasicitis. Even the less expensive ones will work...  Read more

Chronic Pain Warriors: We Will Win the Weight War

We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations....  Read more

Foot Health Q&A with Podiatrist Dr. Jackie Sutera

We wrapped up April’s Foot Health Month with answers to all your burning questions. We had an overwhelming response to our Q&A with Vionic Innovation Lab member Dr. Jackie Sutera! Here are answers to some of the top questions asked. Th...  Read more

Kneehab: 5 Yoga-Inspired Moves to Tune Up Your Knees

Knee pain can come on suddenly: a sideways blow in athletics or a nasty fall while stepping off a curb. But many knee issues creep up after years of poor alignment, which results in wear and tear and arthritis. No matter the cause, knee issues d...  Read more