Walking is Man’s preferred Method of Travel

With his step-counting pedometer, 69-year-old Jim Palmquist tracks his daily steps in a log book. He will often favor a hike over his Toyota Highlander if he has a chance to walk the distance. “I’m really convinced that walking is one of the best things you can do for your health,” said Palmquist. “Walking is wonderful.” According to the American … Read More

Three Guidelines to avoid Children’s Sports Injuries

Children playing team sports will often learn many lifelong skills such as discipline and teamwork. Young athletes, however, are often prone to injury. To prevent injuries, parents should consider three basic guidelines. Ensure that your child understands the proper muscle “mechanics” of a sport, such as how to hold a ball and how to release it when pitching. Make sure … Read More

Several Methods to Treat Blisters

Warmer weather is usually indicative of bare feet and sandals. After a harsh winter, however, feet are often left chafed and blistered. There are several ways to treat blisters. To safely cure the condition, it is best to place a bandage over the blister and allow it to heal itself properly to avoid infection. Aloe vera gel can work as … Read More

Cold Therapy helpful in treating Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis, often characterized by heel pain when you stand or walk, is often treated with drugs or surgery. A new treatment, however, may completely remove pain and restore function to the feet. The new Art Robotic M6 Cold Laser therapy is a cold laser that penetrates the surface of the skin without a heating effect, damage, or pain. Cold … Read More

Cold Therapy helpful in treating Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis, often characterized by heel pain when you stand or walk, is often treated with drugs or surgery. A new treatment, however, may completely remove pain and restore function to the feet. The new Art Robotic M6 Cold Laser therapy is a cold laser that penetrates the surface of the skin without a heating effect, damage, or pain. Cold … Read More

Using Honey on Cracked Heels

Vinegar, while typically used as a cooking ingredient, is very useful in remedying dry and cracked heels. One part of white vinegar, when mixed with two parts of warm water, can be used as a soak for the feet. A pumice stone can be used to scrub the dead skin after soaking for 20-25 minutes. Mixing white vinegar with curd … Read More

Mike Conley moves forward with Sprained Foot

After recently spraining his right foot, Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies still intends to continue playing into the playoffs. The sharp pains the Grizzlies guard experiences are not enough to keep him on the bench. The Grizzlies have seen Conley play through pain before. “It’s going to flare up no matter what I do,” Conley said. “I just go … Read More

Happy Club Program puts Shoes on Children’s Feet

Over 100 students from Marshall and Mellichamp elementary schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 received new shoes and socks thanks to the Orangeburg Rotary Lunch Club’s “Happy Feet” program. Ladson Beach, president of the Orangeburg Rotary Lunch Club, shared, “This is one of the most rewarding projects that we have. We were able to help local kids in need, … Read More