Moisturizing exfoliation and calcium intake strengthen feet and bones
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Exposing your feet to the elements of wind, sand, heat and other environmental factors this summer can wreak havoc on a foot problem if not properly cared for. Flip flops, sandals and other open-toed shoes leave your ball of foot, heels and toes open to dryness, sores and poor arch support, according to Boston CBS affiliate WIVB.

Although you can’t do much to fight the elements this summer, there are steps you can take to make sure your feet are healthy and beach-worthy. Pedicures are a popular beauty regimen for most, but there are plenty of ways to prevent a foot problem at home.

Oatmeal-based lotions and foot masks are recommended for dry feet. For extra dry toes, WIVB even recommended a mask made of a smashed banana, honey and lemon juice. Although this may sound more like a recipe than a foot solution, it may work wonders on your skin. Soaking your feet in almond oil and following up with a salt scrub is also a great way to rid your feet of excess skin.

It is just as important what you put in your body when it comes to healthy skin and bones in your feet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says women need at least 1000mg of calcium per day to prevent osteoarthritic feet. Calcium is known to soften skin as well, making dairy and green leafy vegetables a no-brainer for your daily diet.

What comes first obesity or foot problems like bunions
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What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions?

Tiburon, CA – April 27, 2011– What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions? According to Alpha Orthotics Corp., studies indicate that either foot disorders or obesity may come first. Lower Extremity Review sites a couple of recent studies that find foo t disorders, such as bunions (Hallux valgus), …

Physical therapy and orthotics work together to combat foot pain
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Physical therapy and orthotics work together to combat foot pain

The combination of a fitted foot splint and physical therapy exercises have been shown to reduce foot pain

Carefree flip flops are not always a smart summer choice
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Carefree flip flops are not always a smart summer choice

Flip flops provide little to no arch support, causing foot problems for many

Orthopedic shoes may help alleviate foot problems
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Orthopedic shoes may help alleviate foot problems

If you have bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches, you may have given up hope for walking comfortably.

AAOS encourages people to get moving even in the face of foot pain
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AAOS encourages people to get moving – even in the face of foot pain

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has launched its Get Up! Get Out! and Get Moving! campaign to encourage people to get off the couch this summer and participate in active lifestyles.

Summer sport performance may be improved with bunion correction
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Summer sport performance may be improved with bunion correction

Conditions like bunions, hammer toe and fallen arches often affect female athletes in more ways than just through foot pain.

How to keep foot problems at bay in old age
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How to keep foot problems at bay in old age

As we age, our bodies are no longer able to deal with everyday stressors as effectively as they once were.

Heels with ankle straps may be preferable for ladies with foot problems
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Heels with ankle straps may be preferable for ladies with foot problems

Women with bunions or hammer toe are generally advised to steer clear of high heels with narrow toe boxes, as they pack a double-whammy of foot pain by squishing the forefoot into an unnaturally compact position.

Union Jack shoes may lead to foot pain for patriotic Brits
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Union Jack shoes may lead to foot pain for patriotic Brits

The weekend of June 2 marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne and, in celebration, UK residents get decked out in flag-inspired clothing and accessories.