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Are Your Old Shoes Tripping You Up?

We have all experienced it: that magical feeling of finding the perfect pair of shoes that hug our feet in all the right places. However, while you may think another set could never compare, there comes a time when all shoes need to be replaced. In the article, “Fall Prevention: Out with the Old Shoes, Read more...

Are Your Feet on Par as Golf Season Winds Down?

A day on the golf course can really drive your feet into the ground. The irregular terrain and hours of walking put a lot of stress on your soles. Yet, according to the article “Foot Pain in Golfers – Conditions, Causes and Treatment”, there are several strategies to eliminate foot pain from your golf game. Read more...

Are You Tiptoeing Around Being In Shape and In Pain?

When prompted with the word exercise, most of us rattle off cardio, lifting weights, yoga, or crunches, which shape the muscles we consider most useful. However, we commonly overstep a tiny, yet vital part of our body- our toes. According to Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center’s article, “Exercise Those Toes”, the abuse from spending hours Read more...

Are Your Shoes Fit For Stepping Into Motherhood?

For the nine months leading up to delivery, pregnant women are hesitant to store their little black dress, favorite pair of jeans, or treasured heel collection. However, while your clothes may only stretch or snag, your stilettos could cause serious foot problems. According to the article, “Pregnant Women Put Fashion Before Foot Health”, ladies must Read more...

Step Away from the Hidden Harms Right Below your Toes

During these summer months, we like to treat our feet to a breath of fresh air and commonly walk around barefoot to enjoy the seasonal warmth. However, did you know that one of the biggest risks to your feet covers each surface that your toes touch? From pool decks to gym mats, potentially deadly bacteria Read more...

Is Your Child Silently Suffering from a Soccer Injury?

Recently, we’ve all caught a severe case of “soccer fever” thanks to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This summer, much of America’s youth has been juggling soccer balls, attending camps and participating in clubs with the hopes of becoming the next soccer star. While the sport encourages competition and exercise, it is also a perfect Read more...

Is Your Stance on Sore Feet Sitting You on the Sidelines?

In the mind of an athlete, painful feet are not worthy of the sympathy card. Aching soles do not stand any ground compared to more notorious injuries in sports. However, according to NY Times reporter Gretchen Reynolds, foot damage debilitates countless athletes, for the foot stands at great risk for serious harm. In her article, Read more...

Are Your Feet Running Into Pain?

While exercise intends to improve health, joggers may be one stride closer to foot and ankle discomfort simply because of the wrong type of shoe or running surface. Foot pain caused by improper running can stretch from minor injuries to serious damage. According to reporter, Jan Sheehan, five common sources of pain include heel pain, Read more...

Free Shoeshine Kit From FootsourceMD

UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming response, we are out of free shoeshine kits. However, we are still offering a FREE bath salt and lotion package with the purchase of any Orthaheel product.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on future offers from FootSourceMD. Do you love keeping your shoes squeaky clean? Then fill out Read more...

Summer Training Guidelines

Student athletes across the country will use the approaching summer months to gain an advantage on their fall opposition. In recent years sport specialization has taken over adolescent athletics. The days of three-sport athletes are becoming fewer and further between. Many athletes play a single sport year-round in an attempt to maximize their chances of Read more...

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