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Feet And Ankle Pain Resources

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

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

11 Exercises That Help Decrease Knee 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, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way. Knees are the most commonly injured joints in...  Read more

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

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

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move. But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i...  Read more

My Left Foot---the saga of! 1
Updated 7/28/2014 10:16:00 AM

On January 8th, 2013, is where the story picks up. I had been walking for weight loss, and doing pretty well for about 6 to 8 months at that point. I had lost 70 pounds and while I did have some slight foot issues, needing orthotic inserts, some p...  Read more

Would you push through the aches and pains?
Updated 7/8/2014 8:11:49 PM

I did a 25 minute Jane Fonda workout on Sunday. I took a break on Monday. Now it's Tuesday and I still have aches and pains all over. Would you push through and do a workout today anyway? I have planned a 50 minute Latin dance workout for today but I...  Read more

The Pains of Green Smoothies
Updated 7/10/2014 12:42:48 AM

Hello all I (very) recently have started including green smoothies as a meal replacement for breakfast and lunch. An example recipe includes: 1/2 cup kale 1/2 cup spinach 1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal 1 spoonful of sunflower seeds Frozen b...  Read more

chest pains
Updated 7/6/2014 6:15:41 PM

I am a young, healthy 33yro adult and I walk uphill on the treadmill for exercise. Lately I've been noticing chest pains that subside when i stop moving but pick up again when I resume my workout. this wasn't happening before. Should I be concerned...  Read more

Feet problems while exercising?
Updated 6/29/2014 2:26:54 PM

I have flat feet, so they hurt easily. I walk about 2 miles everyday about 5 days a weeks and by the time I've walked a mile my feet are killing me. I want to keep up the good work but I don't know if my feet can keep taking this. Advice?...  Read more

Walking, Running or Working Out, Make Sure You Wear the Right Shoes

Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control...  Read more

DO IT YOGA STYLE

This past week I had lower back troubles with painradiating down both legs down onto my feet. Neverin my life did I ever feel pain like this. I did researchand I am not a big fan of medicine, so I turned my completeattention to Yoga and the differe...  Read more

Fibro Friends....

Fibromyalgia is a pain in the neck, arms, legs....Any one with FMS is welcome. Also join us on the Fast Break forum "Fibromyalgia Anyone????"...  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

You Asked: ''How Can I Exercise with a Sprained Ankle?

When recovering from a sprain, the first goal is to slowly regain a full range of movement. The first 24 hours are important for icing, rest and elevation to reduce the amount of inflammation. It's important to start rehabilitation exercises as s...  Read more