If you're a runner you may have encountered shin splints, termed medial tibial stress syndrome. Pains that run down your shins normally affect athletes engaged in high impact exercise. The condition can be very painful and usually falls into one of two categories. The first is anterior shin splints, which affect the front of the shin. These are caused by problems in the muscle responsible for raising and lowering your foot as you run or walk, termed the tibialis anterior.
Hi, my name is Julie, and in the past, I have been too embarrassed to wear sandals or flip flops to the beach. While all my friends had beautiful, silky smooth feet, I had crusty, dry and sometimes fungus-laden feet. My options seemed to be socks with sandals or avoiding the beach altogether. Since there was no way I was going to do either of those, I met with a podiatrist and launched on a journey to fix, protect and maintain my feet. Along the way, I learned a ton of facts, home remedies and foot protection strategies. I plan to include all of those ideas and more in this blog, and I hope the posts here help you.