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The author and her sister at the 2010 lupus walk in Beverly Hills, Michigan and the 2011 lupus walk in Royal Oak, Michigan.
There’s a new color line, and it has nothing to do with race.
It’s October. You walk into the grocery store and are hit with a pink-clad vision. No, you’re not wearing rose-colored glasses. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And boy, are companies making everyone aware of it. Everywhere you look are packages with pink tops, pink labels, pink everything. Everything from Lay’s potato chips, to Yoplait yogurt, to wine and other types of alcohol; Coach, Vera Bradley, Sephora…The list goes on and on. Even the National Football League (NFL), where it is antithetical to watch football players prancing around on the field sporting pink shoes, arm bands, gloves, towels, and the like.
Breast cancer awareness has been so profitable because it becomes a cause ...
Our feet are very important parts of our body. They provide a platform so we can move around, and they provide our body with the balance we need to perform many tasks. We take them for granted and don’t pay much attention unless our feet are out of sorts. They certainly get our attention if we develop a corn from wearing the wrong shoes, stub a toe, or break a nail past the quick. But there are other things than can create long-term foot pain. For these reasons, it’s important to know what is happening to our feet that is causing us pain.
Possible causes of foot pain include:
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
A tunnel through the bones in our feet provides a passageway for nerves, tendons, and vessels. When the bony tunnel is narrowed from such things as arthritis, fracture, surgery, or bone displacement, the tibial or plantar nerves are compressed and that causes the pain of tarsal tun...
Lately, people have been asking a lot of questions about sore feet. How can you turn sore feet into happy feet?
Inspect: Even though your feet are a long way from your eyes, they are still important. Sores, bumps, and rashes can go unnoticed unless you look at your feet. Anyone with diabetes or another condition that causes numbness should inspect their feet daily. Some people have even had their legs amputated because of a small sore that became infected. Pay attention to your feet; they are the only ones you get.
Shoe Inserts: The more cushioning for your feet, the better. Many products offer shock absorption that fit into the shoes. If you are on your feet often or are a very heavy person, the inserts need to be changed at least every six months because the shocks wear out. Not only will your feet be happier, your entire body will be happier with some well-cushioned shoes.
Rocker Bottom Soles: Most people have never heard of this before, so visualize the bottom...
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