FIXING YOUR FEET E-zine – Walking Wrong, Your Feet, and more

April 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Foot Care 



Volume 8, Issue 4, April 2008

John Vonhof, Footwork Publications

Copyright, April 2008, All rights reserved



This issue has an editorial on You Walk Wrong, an article on Understanding Your Feet. It also has information on foot care resources, a Question of the Month, For a Cause, reader feedback, and a Bad Feet photo of an interesting toe blister.



The Fixing Your Feet E-zine is published monthly to inform and educate athletes and non-athletes about proper foot care skills and techniques, provide tips on foot care, review foot care products, and highlight problems people have with their feet.

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Embarrassed by Your Feet?

April 21, 2008 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Footcare, Footwear, Health, Sports, Travel 

The press release on foot care got my attention. It is timely because we are coming up on summer, when many people will switch to sandals and flipflops – exposing their feet. I have clipped a portion of the press release because it is important to read.

In the field of foot care, podiatrists and other experts are acutely aware that unattractive feet can cause significant emotional angst, driving those embarrassed about their feet to seek a solution. Dr. Nicolas Romansky, a Pennsylvania podiatrist, says that he commonly sees patients who hide their feet out of embarrassment. He says, "There’s a psychological overlay to foot problems, especially with toenails."

     Dr. Romansky says the distress resulting from unattractive toenails can be so extreme, he’s had married patients who refused to allow their spouse to see their feet for years, sleeping and even having sex with socks on in order to keep their feet hidden.

     Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, a company that sells foot care products, hears about unattractive feet on a daily basis. Buck says, "Thousands of men and women avoid trips to the beach or pool because they’re embarrassed by the appearance of toenails or rough, scaly heels."

     Though women have long been known as the primary consumers of sandals and open-toed footwear, men are catching up. A recent "Morning Mindbender" quiz question from radio WINCFM in Winchester, Virginia, underscores the point: "8 in 10 women will not get romantic with a man for this reason." Answer? "Ugly feet."

     More than ever, clear, healthy-looking toenails and soft, smooth feet are essential to feeling confident — especially during warm weather.

     Xenna Corporation is the maker of NonyX Nail Gel containing a patented ingredient that softens and breaks down keratin debris, the cause of discoloration under toenails, and CalleX Ointment, which exfoliates and moisturizes thickened and dry, cracked skin on heels, soles and toes.

     There are many similar products on the shelves. The point is to chose one and use it. I have said on many occasions, you don’t have to suffer from blisters. Well, the same holds true here, you don’t have to suffer from embarrassment from scaly skin, cracked heels, and unsightly toenails.

How Old Are Your Shoes?

April 6, 2008 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Footcare, Footwear, Health, Sports, Travel 

One of these days I need to get a new pair of shoes. How many times have you said that to yourself? I’d bet, quite often.
     If you are anything like me, you tend to wear shoes until they are totally worn. The laces are worn. The Oldsneakers719759uppers are worn; maybe the seams are starting to come apart. The midsoles may be shot. The insoles are flatter then a piece of cardboard. Why do we do it?
     Sometimes it’s a matter of money. Sometimes it’s a matter of time, or other priorities, or simply, hey, there’re only shoes.
     So, since spring is here, take a look at your shoes. Are they still doing their job? Is it time to retire them to the garden? Shoes do not have an infinite life expectancy. We need to realize this sooner rather than later. Spring-cleaning time is here for your shoes. Let’s keep our feet happy.

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