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By Marz Hardy
April 26, 2012
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MOST FOOT SPECIALISTS, INCLUDING FOOT DOCTORS, PODIATRISTS AND CHIROPODISTS AGREE THAT FUNGAL INFECTIONS ARE WIDESPREAD.  NAIL FUNGUS CAN AFFECT ANYONE AT ANY TIME.  A TWO YEAR STUDY BY NEW YORK PODIATRIST, DOCTOR ALEXANDER FISH CONCLUDED THAT EVERY PERSON IS SUSCEPTICLE TO ACQUIRING SKIN AND NAIL FUNGUS.  THE PRESENCE OF FUNGUS THROUGHOUT OUR DAILY ENVIROMENT IS MORE PREVALENT THAN ONCE THOUGHT.

ACCORDING TO THE STUDY, THERE ARE VARIOUS COMFORTABLE HOMES FOR FUNGUS SPORES.  INSIDE SHOES ARE THE MOST OBVIOUS ONE.  SPORES THRIVE AND MAY ATTACH THEMSELVES AS PARASITES TO A HUMAN HOST AT ANY GIVEN TIME.  PUBLIC AREAS THAT ARE DAMP, DARK AND WARM SUCH AS SAUNAS, GYMS AND NAIL SALONS ARE COMMON BREEDING GROUNDS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS.

FROM YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ AND THE ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TEAM.


By Marz Hardy
April 24, 2012
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MOST FOOT SPECIALISTS, INCLUDING FOOT DOCTORS, CHIROPODISTS AND PODIATRISTS AGREE THAT DIABETIC PATIENTS SHOULD WEAR COMPRESSION STOCKINGS AS THE CONDITION AFFECTS THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM SO DRAMATICALLY THAT FEET BECOME FAR MORE VULNERABLE THAN THEY WOULD OTHER WISE BE.  BECAUSE OF DECREASED CIRCULATION IN THE LOWER LIMB AND FEET, DIABETICS CAN'T RELY ON THEIR PAIN SENSORS TO ALERT THEM THAT SOMETHING MIGHT BE WRONG.  THEREFORE ANY WOUND OR SKIN IRRITATION OR OTHER FOOT ABNORMALITY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MUSHROOM INTO A DIRE SITUATION IF NOT CAUGHT EARLY.

DIABETICS SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER WEARING COMPRESSION STOCKINGS.  THEY HELP PREVENT SWELLING OF THE FEET.  WITHOUT THE COMPRESSION, EDEMA AND STRETCHING OF THE SKIN CAN HAPPEN, RESULTING IN SKIN TEARS WHICH CAN LEAD TO ULCERATION AND INFECTION.

FROM YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ AND THE ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TEAM.


By Marz Hardy
April 23, 2012
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MORE THAN 75% OF PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES WEAR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  WHY?  BECAUSE THEY WORK AND IMPROVE AN ATHLETE'S BALANCE AND TRANFERENCE OF POWER.  DEPENDING ON THE PARTICULAR SPORT, ORTHOTICS CAN BE MORE BENIFICIAL THAN OTHERS.  THERE WAS A STUDY DONE RECENTLY WITH PGA GOLFERS AND BY WEARING CUSTOM ORTHOTICS THEIR DRVE WAS INCREASED BY 10%.

MOST FOOT SPECIALIST, INCLUDING FOOT DOCTORS, CHIROPODISTS AND PODIATRISTS AGREE THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET FITTED WITH THE PROPER ORTHOTIC FOR THAT PARTICULAR ACTIVITY YOU ARE INVOLVED IN.

FROM YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.


By Marz Hardy
April 22, 2012
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ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN TRAINING IS NOT TO TAKE THE TIME TO STRETCH PROPERLY BEFORE AND AFTER WORKING OUT.  IN THE 70'S AND 80'S PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY TEAMS WOULD HAVE THEIR TRAINING  CAMPS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER CONCENTRATING ON STRENGTHENING AND ENDURANCE ONLY.  LITTLE REGARD WAS GIVEN TO STRETCHING.  RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW STRONG A MUSCLE IS, IF IT IS NOT FLEXIBLE IT IS MORE EASILY INJURED.

THAT IS WHY NOW STRETCHING BEFORE AND AFTER WORKING OUT TAKES UP APPROXIMATELY 30% OF THE TRAINING TIME AN ATHLETE SPENDS IN TRAINING.  IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS WHERE YOU DON'T PHYSICALLY SEE A DIFFERENCE, BUT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

FROM YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ AND THE ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TEAM.


By Marz Hardy
April 19, 2012
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THE TRANSITION TO SUMMER SHOES CAN CAUSE FOOT PROBLEMS ACCORDING TO PODIATRIST, DOCTOR DAMIEN LUCIUS.  THE MOST COMMON COMPLAINTS IN SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER ARE PLANTAR FASCIITIS AND ACHILLES PAIN CAUSED BY PEOPLE GOING RIGHT FROM SHOES WITH CUSHIONS AND HEELS TO FLIP FLOPS AND BARE FEET.  DID YOU KNOW THAT A VERY COMMON CAUSE OF PLANTAR FASCIITS IS WALKING OR ESPECIALLY RUNNING BARE FOOT IN SAND.  IT FEELS GOOD AND GETS RID OF CALLOUSES BUT IS BAD FOR YOUR FEET.

CHANGING IN TO SUMMER SHOES SHOULD BE A TRANSITION BY WEARING FLATTER SHOES FOR A COUPLE HOURS A DAY OVER A FEW WEEKS.  MOST FOOT SPECIALISTS, INCLUDING FOOT DOCTORS, CHIROPODISTS AND PODIATRISTS AGREE THAT IF PLANTAR FASCIITIS OCCURS IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE IT TREATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

FROM YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ AND THE TEAM AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.




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