Ballroom Dancing-Let’s Talk Shoes

Ballroom dancing, like most other sports, (and if you don’t believe it’s a sport, get out there and do swing dancing for an hour or so and see if you don’t work up a sweat) has it’s own ‘uniform’ of sorts, including the style of clothing as well as the type of shoes worn. That varies, of course, depending on whether you’re going to class, a studio dance or a competition. I often hear the question – ‘What kind of shoes should I wear to dance in? It’s my opinion that the very best choices for footwear are those designed especially for ballroom dancing and even more specifically for the exact dance style you plan to be doing. But until …

Advice for Hikers and Hunters

As brightly colored leaves dazzle the fall landscape, hikers and hunters nationwide will migrate to mountains, woods and fields, but many, unfortunately, are ill prepared for the beating their feet will take, warns the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). “Hikers, hunters and others who love the outdoors often don’t realize how strenuous it can be to withstand constant, vigorous walking on uneven terrain,” said Marco Vargas, DPM, AACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon based in Sugar Land, TX. An avid outdoorsman himself, Vargas said lax physical conditioning and inappropriate footwear bring scores of outdoor enthusiasts into his office each fall for treatment of foot and ankle problems such as chronic heel pain, ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, fungal …

Medication for Athletes Foot

Athlete’s food can be prevented and definitely can be cured. Before looking into the medication for Athlete’s foot, let us first look into the different preventive measures to be remembered to avoid getting Athlete’s Foot. Let us start off with the simple fact and that is to avoid walking barefoot. Of course, wear comfortable shoes when you are on the go and when you get home ready to slip on those slippers. There should be slippers to be used only outside of the house and another pair exclusively for roaming around inside the house. Even when taking a shower, always use shower shoes or shower slippers. Talcum powder is a very powerful vanity item because it reduces perspiration. Always use …