Whenever one says the word “pampering” it’s almost impossible not to include foot care in the images that come to mind. This is why I will say that finding the Hot Spa Ultimate Foot Bath made me feel so good.

Imagine being on your feet all day while keeping a big grin even when your feet are aching—that’s what I go through while working at a department store in the big city.

STRESS in all caps-- and what better way to start de-stressing than a nice foot spa? This is why I’ve tried almost every imaginable foot pampering product in the city and yes, splurged on foot spas at the salons whenever I save enough for it.

Hot Spa Ultimate Foot Bath

Thank Heaven for the Internet, which is how I found this foot bath. I was treated to an extraordinary spa experience with soothing Ozone (oxygenated) water. There’s an Aromatherapy option too! Ozone has already been used for a long time in keeping public swimming pools clean and getting rid of water pollutants. It is a reactive oxidizing agent that eliminates water impurities and is also used to deodorize air. The Hot Spa Ultimate Foot Bath gives you these benefits as it pampers your tired feet.
What are its features?

  • Ozone (activated oxygen)
  • Heats cold water instantly and keeps water warm
  • Vibration delivers invigorating massage
  • Bubbles stimulate feet
  • Aromatherapy option
  • Waterproof Toe Touch Control easily turns on and off with a touch of the toe

This Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak is infused with invigorating mint and includes mineral salts; the perfect complement with your foot bath...Review on amazon.com:

"This soak leaves my feet feeling great. The heals and toes feel wonderful after I soak them in this product for about 15 to 20 minutes. I bought multiple jars to take advantage of the free shipping. Would definately buy this product again and again."

The stationary pedicenter has three interchangeable massage attachments:

  1. pumice stone which exfoliates the feet,
  2.  acupressure for stimulating sore feet
  3. and acunodes to refresh tired feet.

One of the things I like about it is that water can be emptied easily through its front opening and its aromatherapy dispenser is just neat. It is activated when you put in essential oils or scent beads for a more luxurious massage experience. Now I don’t know about you, but I really think that the ultimate foot spa experience must include aromatherapy and this product just makes it so easy! The basin’s roller massagers revive tired feet and its heel rest has water drainage holes.

Another plus one on neatness goes to the Hot Spa Ultimate Foot Bath for having a built-in hood that retains heat and adds splash protection. The basin can hold up to 3.2 quarts of water and fit men’s sizes up to 11.5 and women’s size up to 13. It has a large rubberized tub for non-slip support and it comes with an 8 ft. cord.

What is Ozone?

There are three options to choose from:

  •  Heat/Massage Infrared Heat option heats the foot spa via infrared and vibrates it. I’m not into having prolonged vibrations though.
  • Water Heat up/Aeration Heat option heats water with (like it says) aeration or bubbles. Imagine how good that feels!
  •  Water Jets option, like its name, creates water jets that are gentle and soothing at the same time

What others are saying on Amazon.com:

"I recommend this spa to anyone that will listen! I love it.
I am a nurse and so I spend a lot of time on my feet. I wasted lots of money on "heated" foot spas, mostly from conair. I got completely sick of the spas not actually heating up - whether they were water spas or just heated foot massagers.
I found this spa during a google search probably about a year ago. If you google the reviews, they are almost all positive -- and for good reason!
The water heats itself up. Holy smokes! You can take cold water and have it heat up for you. It's awesome. My foot baths last way too long now, haha"

"Only foot spa I have ever liked. The water actually gets really hot. The accu-pressure attachment really massages deep into the tissue. I also used the pumice stone attachment to remove dry dead skin. My feet are softer than ever. Great product and definitely worth the money!"

Like any other prudent online buyer, I check out reviews before and after a purchase just to make sure that I bought the right product. Now I don’t know why a few people say it doesn’t work because it does work for me—and there are more people who have a lot of good things to say about the Hot Spa Ultimate Foot Bath than those who don’t.
Some people say that the water is a little shallow but once the spa is turned on, they couldn’t care less because it just feels wonderful and makes your feet softer.

What do I love most about it? It’s the only foot spa equipment that I’ve encountered that can heat up cold water. Yes, I can say that again: you can enjoy your very warm foot bath even if the water you put in is cold. It really is the ultimate pampering machine and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. I’ve experienced those products that look like they came out of sci-fi movies and the mere thought of reading the manual seems already tiring. Well, not this one. It’s so easy to use that you can even use just one toe to manipulate its controls—how easy could a product get?
It is also very durable and you won’t get so worried about product support since you get one year warranty upon purchasing it.
After a long day’s work, now there’s one more thing to look forward to when I get home: a very nice foot spa machine that’s worth the price I paid for. I even think I got more than what I paid for since I get to save money because I don’t have to go to overpriced salons just for feet pampering. I can do that right at home, when I want it and where I want it with the Hot Spa Ultimate Foot Bath.

Having comparison-shopped online I settled on my purchase of the Hot Spa Ultimate Foot Bath  through Amazon.com. The price couldn't be beat plus they offer free shipping!

What You Need to Know About Baby and Children’s Shoe Needs

Shoes are worn for comfort , to enhance appearance and for protection . Shoes are not corrective and the foot does not need support for normal activities.

The foot requires mobility to function normally. It has been demonstrated that populations that are predominantly bare foot have better feet than those that wear shoes!choose-baby-shoes

Children’s feet grow and develop rapidly . When you choose baby shoes it is a very important task. While at home bare feet are fine. When choosing shoes for infants and young children, the ultimate aim is to help the child walk with as natural a gait as possible.

The best shoes for children are those that are shaped like the bare foot. They should be flexible, flat and non-constricting and made of material that breathes. A good quality laced shoe with a leather top is very appropriate. The sole should be semi-flexible, flat and not very thick.

Shoes do not have to be expensive.  In fact, we recommend bare feet whenever it is safe and appropriate.

Age-Specific Needs for Shoes

Infants and babies who are crawlers do not need shoes . All they need are socks and booties. This is because at that age they would have hardly started walking. Moreover the feet of the infants are growing rapidly – the fastest compared to any other time of life.

Wearing shoes, especially if inappropriate, may interfere with this growth and development. If chosen, the shoes should not be too tight and there should not be any restriction on the top and at the ball of the foot. Shoes should match the shape of the feet.

Each foot should be measured separately as the two feet might differ in length. The infant's feet should be examined and measured every 2 months. In toddlers and young children, the feet should be examined and measured every 4-6 months .

The shoes that should be AVOIDED are:

NO elevated heels (sorry Katie Holmes; Suri should not be in those heels.). The child’s weight will not be distributed evenly.

NO rubber boots. Rubber soles cause the child to stop suddenly and unnaturally, forcing the toes to the front of the shoe.

NO larger shoes as they can cause tripping. This includes huge animal slippers; it is like wearing mittens on the feet.

NO slip-on shoes. Young children benefit from a shoe with laces, velcro straps, or a buckle. Wearing a slip-on shoe causes an unhealthy gait as the child's foot pushes toward the front of the shoe.

NO shoes without heel coverage for children (clogs), for the same reason as stated above.

* Athletic shoes should be avoided at least until 3 years of age since they can cause toe compression.


How to Choose Baby Shoe Size

The shoes should be bought later in the day as the foot size increases with standing. If there is difference in length between the two feet, take the larger size. There should be a thumb space between the toes and the tip of the shoes. The child should walk with the shoes for 5 minutes. The shoes are then removed and the feet checked for redness. If redness is present, then the shoes are too small and a larger shoe should be tried.

The following are the shoe recommendations for children based on age as suggested by podiatrists:

* First few months ( crib age ) – A loose fitting soft bootie

* 1-2 years ( toddlers ) – A shoe with a flat stable sole

* 2-3 years (running age ) – A firmer yet flexible booties or shoes

* 3-4 years – a firmer shoe , possibly an athletic type of shoe

* Over 4 years – A walking or an athletic shoe

Infants may be born with foot deformities like clubfoot , vertical talus , flexible flatfoot and toe deformities . A podiatrist can not only help to correct these deformities, but also give suggestions on the best shoes to choose for the infant.

Shoe modifications are sometimes appropriate for a specific problem. A lift may be prescribed by a podiatrist if one leg is short, or a shoe insert may be helpful for the stiff and deformed foot or to distribute the weight load more evenly over the sole.


How Do You Treat a Bunion?

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A bunion,also known as hallux valgus, is seen as a bump popping out, usually from the inside of the big toe. This photograph is an extreme example, but the problem is clear: the big toe above the bump angles back toward the second toe. The bones inside the toe are out of alignment. The cause of bunion formation is from abnormal pressure on the joint that caused it to move out of place.

Abnormal pressure can arise from a congenital foot problem such as abnormal pronation of the foot (pronation is when the foot rolls inward during running or walking). Over pronation is the medical term for flat feet. A healthy foot functions as a rather inflexible tool that helps the body propel itself. When pronation occurs, there is too much flexibility and rigidity is compromised.

Conversely, foot supination is when the foot rolls outward.


Bunions are usually on the great toe but occur on the small toe as well. These are called "bunionettes" as they are smaller.

Bunions can be hereditary, can arise after a foot injury, and can be caused by diseases like arthritis.

Bunion disorders are progressive, which means the toe angles more and more over the years. It doesn’t guarantee you will have bothersome symptoms though; usually the symptoms are noted after some time has passed.


You can point out a bunion yourself, that bump on the big toe, right? For a complete evaluation you will likely have x-rays so your Podiatrist can determine the degree and progress of the deformity and assess your needs.


Sometimes you may not want treatment. If you are not having symptoms, it is understandable. Periodic evaluations are recommended though, just to protect your feet from unnecessary problems later. Some people seek treatment early, simply because they do not like the look of bunions.

Early treatments are aimed at easing the pain of bunions, but they won’t reverse the deformity itself. These options include :

  • Changing your shoes. Wear shoes with a wide toe box and not shoes those with pointed toes or high heels. I know…not easy.
  • Bunion pads.
  • Limit or stop activities that cause bunion pain. (Obviously.)
  • Icing the area several times a day helps reduce the swelling and pain. (I know, who has that kind of time?)
  • Injections are not usually used in bunion treatment, but sometimes corticosteroid injections help in treating the inflamed bursa (fluid-filled sac located in a joint) sometimes seen with bunions.
  • Individualized orthotic devices may be provided by your foot and ankle surgeon.
  • Surgery is the only definitive solution. Read our comprehensive foot surgery guide here so you will know just what to expect. Recovery time depends on the severity of the bunion and your own general health.

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Yes, you can stop athlete's foot. Athlete’s foot is also called as Tinea pedis . It is the infection of the toe webs and soles of the feet. It commonly affects pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults. Usually the webs between the third to the fourth toe and the fourth to fifth are affected. It can spread to the toe nails, sole and the sides of the feet.

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This fungal infection affects the epidermis , or the uppermost layer of the skin. It affects more males than females. Athletes foot is the second most common skin problem in the United States, the first being acne. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection.

The causative organisms include the following fungi: Tinea rubrum Tinea mentagrophytes Epidermophyton flocossum Like any other fungus, the fungi causing athlete’s foot also thrive on a damp, closed environment . People with damp socks and shoes are predisposed to this skin problem. In summer and during humid climates, these infections are common as the excess sweating during that period promotes the growth of these fungi.

Person-to-person transmission and transmission from pets can occur. Patients with a depressed immune system as in diabetes and HIV infection are more prone to athlete’s foot. Sometimes bacteria may overgrow these fungal infections. In infected patients proteins may enter the blood stream and incite an allergic reaction by forming blisters in the toes and fingers. This is called a dermatophytid reaction.

Signs and symptoms Not all patients with this infection develop the signs and symptoms. The signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot or tinea pedis include the following:

  • Involvement of the web spaces, sides and the soles of the feet
  • Fissuring, maceration and peeling of the skin
  • Itching, stinging and burning sensation
  • Persistent foul odor
  • Thick discolored nails

Diagnosis of athlete’s foot involves demonstrating the fungi in the skin lesions. This is done by your podiatrist. The scrapings from the skin lesion are examined under microscope and also are cultured. The scraping is usually treated with potassium hydroxide to remove the skin debris. The fourth toe web provides a high yield of infected scales.

Treatment involves:

    • Avoiding occlusive footwear; wear shoes with 'breathable' fabric
    • Anti-fungal soap
    • Careful drying between the toes after bathing
    • Changing socks and stockings regularly
    • Absorbent antifungal agent like zinc undecylenate
    • Application of an antifungal agent
    • Tineacide anti-fungal cream

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Many doctors and pharmacists now recommend Tineacide over any other tropical product or oral prescription  drug.  Tineacide is a medically proven, non-prescription cream that absorbs quickly to kill the fungus that can infect fingernails and toenails.


      • “Physician Formula” is an enhanced concentration of our  “Original” Tineacide   Antifungal Cream.
      • It’s the strongest topical non-prescription anti-fungal on the market.
      • It kills the skin fungus that causes nail fungus (onychomycosis).
      • Also cures: athlete’s foot (Tinea pedis), Tinea cruris, and Tinea corporis.
      • Like the “original” Tineacide, it contains ingredients formulated to:
        • Kill fungus, yeast and bacteria. 
        • Soften hard/brittle areas.
        • Create micro-portals of entry to the nail bed for increased penetration of active ingredients.
        • Drive ingredients deep into the subungual tissue.
      • In addition, New “Physician Formula” has: 
        • Increased surfactants to provide better penetration to the infected site.
        • Increased active ingredients to speed up healing.
        • Decreased pH to increase fungicidal activity.

Ingredients: Undecylenic Acid in an emollient base that includes Tea Tree Oil (natural anti-fungal), Lavender Oil, Clotrimazole, Aloe Vera, and Urea.

The topical antifungal agents include:

      • Terbinafine (Lamisil ),
      • Clotrimazole:  active ingredient in FungiCure Pump Spray (Lotrimin ),

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· Eliminates the fungus that causes infection, while it soothes and relieves associated

discomforts, including: itching, scaling, cracking, burning, redness, soreness, and


· Anti-Fungal Liquid is a crystal clear, odorless, non-greasy formula that dries instantly

  and absorbs   thoroughly; it leaves no oiliness, powder mess, or unpleasant odor.

· The Non-Aerosol Pump Spray targets Fungicure’s quick absorbing formula right to the

  site of the infection…so fingers need never touch affected areas.

· Fungicure  Pump Spray’s lightweight plastic bottle is perfect for a medicine cabinet or

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For the cure of most:

· Athlete’s Foot (Tinea pedis)

· Ringworm (Tinea corporis)

· Jock Itch (Tinea cruris)

For the relief of symptoms caused by fungus infections:

· Itching              · Redness

· Scaling             · Burning

· Cracking           · Irritation


Active Ingredient: Clortrimazole 1%  Effective anti-fungal agent.

Inactive Ingredient:  Isopropyl Alcohol


      • Miconozole:  active ingredient in Tripod Athlete's Foot Cream seen below (Micatin ),

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Tripod Labs Athlete's Foot Cream is a herbal cream that effectively relieves itching, burning, and the discomfort associated with tinea pedis, jock itch, ringworm and other fungal skin infections.


  • Clears most fungal infections in three to seven days.
  •  Broad spectrum formula treats a wide range of associated fungi with Miconasole nitrate, tea tree and sunflower oils, oregano, tannic acid, lavender and garlic extracts.
  • Contains rich emollients that helps the skin retain the active ingredients long after application. This prevents immediate re-infection.
  •  Active ingredient: Miconazole nitrate 2%

Other topical antifungals include:

  • Ketaconozole(Nizoral )
  • Econozole (Spectazole ).


The oral drugs include:

      • Griseofulvin (Gris-peg )
      • Flucanozole ( Diflucan )
      • Itraconozole (Sporanox )
      • Terbinafine (Lamisil ).

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Pigeon toes are also known as intoeing (the toes point inward), and the medical term is metatarsus adductus. The good news: Intoeing is usually something your child will outgrow; almost 90% of cases are resolved by the age of six. it doesn’t cause more falls (clumsiness) or arthritis. The biggest problem is fitting shoes. If you are considering special shoes or braces, please save yourself the money and visit a podiatrist first. Braces, special shoes or shoe inserts usually don’t help.

What can I do about my child’s pigeon toes? There are three reasons for intoeing in a healthy child. They are:

1. A curve in the foot itself ; again, the medical term is metatarsus adductus . You may notice a curve in the foot when your child is still a baby. The curve in the foot is caused before the baby is born, when the baby’s feet are pressed inside the uterus. The feet get straightened as a result of normal growth after birth, over ninety percent of the time. If the foot shape is very curved, ask your doctor how you can gently stretch your baby's foot. In more pronounced cases of curved feet, casting the feet may be done to straighten the feet before your baby starts walking. And even if the feet remain somewhat curved after casting, the only problem may be with fitting shoes. Don’t worry, curved feet are not a painful condition, nor will curved feet prevent activities.

2. A twist in the tibia bone , which is the bone between the ankle and knee (it’s called internal tibial torsion). There is normally some inward twisting in babies (they appear bow-legged). In some babies, the twist doesn’t get straight enough that their feet point straight ahead, so they look pigeon-toed. Luckily, by the age of six to eight yars of age the bones usually grow correctly. Again, braces and special shoes are ineffective, and kids often don’t like to wear them (children often don’t want to be reminded about being ‘different’ at this age). Even if the torsion does not completely resolve, it doesn’t interfere with activities or cause pain. Surgery is rare and is usually done only when appearance is a problem. The bones can be surgically rotated into the proper position.

3. An inward twist in the thigh bone , the bone between the knee and hip, is called excess femoral anteversion, and is first noted usually in toddlers between the ages of two and four; it can worsen over time. Again, all babies start with some inward twist of the thigh bone . Babies also have brand-new, taut muscles and ligaments. After walking for a year or two, these same ligaments and muscles loosen and allow the inward twist of the thigh bone to be more pronounced.

 There is a higher incidence of congenital hip associated with this condition, so be sure your baby has a thorough exam to rule out this condition

More good news : This usually resolves itself, as with the internal tibial torsion, by age six to eight. No need for braces or special shoes. And again, surgery can be an option in a very few cases (turning the bone so the foot points straight). If you are still concerned, consult your baby’s doctor.

Children and Flat Feet

We are born with little or no foot arch; there is a sizable pad of fat on babies’ inside arches which changes with growing. If you still note your child's flat feet at the afe of six (the medical term for flat feet is pes planus ) by the age of six , it’s time to visit a podiatrist.

The visit to a podiatrist is important because the doc can tell you if it is a ‘normal’ flatfoot or a ‘rigid’ flatfoot. The rigid flatfoot is just that, rigid and unable to flex. One or more bones have fused together.  This video shows the difference:

The good news is that a normal, flexible flatfoot is common and you can treat your child's flat feet with these tips:

1. Safety permitting, going barefoot strengthens foot muscles and increases coordination.

2. A properly fitting shoe is crucial , especially with rapidly growing feet. Check the fit while your child is standing. The shoe soles should be flexible.

3. An easy foot exercise , 20 minutes a day, is to have your child play with a towel in her bare feet, trying to pick it up, passing it from foot to foot, etc. If your child is over six, it is important to take immediate action, especially if one foot is flatter than the other. Having a lower arch in one foot can lead to spinal and pelvic deformities from the effect on your child’s posture.

A very active kid who is bearing weight that is not symmetrical is more likely to suffer trauma from the back all the way down to the feet.

If the above recommended foot exercise is not making a difference and the feet are overly pronating (turning in), it is important to see a podiatrist to prevent further problems. Orthotic devices may be needed.

Flat feet after the age of ten are considered permanent and orthotic devices are needed. A podiatrist can make custom orthotic devices to help your child’s feet stay in alignment. Also see: How To Choose Children's Shoes

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How to Give Yourself a Pedicure in 10 Simple Steps

Pedicures not only make our feet look pretty, but they make them feel great too. Of course, pedicures don’t always come cheap and you’ve got to get yourself out to the salon to get one done. Why not save a ton of cash and give yourself a pedicure at home. Listen to your favorite music or watch your favorite show and pamper yourself at the same time.



following instructions are for a complete home pedicure, but many of the steps are optional if you don’t happen to have the supplies handy. Of course, you’ll want to add the missing items to your shopping list, so you can get the full treatment next time!

Supplies Needed:

  • Towel
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton balls or cotton pads
  • Cotton swabs
  • Foot bath or a simple container that you can soak both feet in
  • Foot file
  • Cuticle remover: a commercial solution designed to dissolve cuticles
  • Orangewood stick: small wooden stick meant for nail and cuticle care
  • Exfoliating salt scrub or other favorite exfoliation product
  • Base coat: goes underneath the polish to protect the nail
  • Nail polish
  • Top coat: protects the color of the polish and some kinds speed up drying.
  • Moisturizing cream
  • Cuticle oil: an oil you can use daily to keep your cuticle moisturized and healthy

Step 1: Remove Nail Polish

removepolishRemove any old nail polish using a cotton ball or cotton pad moistened with nail polish remover.

Apply the cotton to the nail and allow it to soak on the nail for a moment. Then wipe upward. Change the cotton frequently for easier polish removal.



Step 2: File Your Nails

fileUse a nail file to shape your nails. Always file in one direction. Don’t file back and forth or it can damage your nails and cause splitting or peeling.





Step 3: Soak Your Feet

soakAdd essential oils or bath salts to warm water in your foot bath if you wish. Soak your feet and relax for about 5 minutes.

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Step 4: Get Rid of Calluses with Foot File

callusesIf you have callused feet, file with the foot file. Concentrate on areas with the most calluses. If you have extensively callused skin, it may take more than one treatment to get rid of it.

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Step 5: Remove Your Cuticles

cuticlesFollow the manufacturer’s instructions, but generally Barielle Cuticle Minimizer, Extra Gentle, 0.5 fl-Ounces is applied lightly to the cuticles and is left on for a short period of time (read the instructions of the product you are using). Apply and complete the process one foot at a time.






cuticle2Next, use an orangewood stick to push back the cuticles. Never cut your cuticles as it is live skin and cutting could cause injury.

Immediately wash your hands and feet with warm soapy water to remove any extra cuticle remover. Dry your hands and feet thoroughly with a towel.





Step 6: Exfoliate

exfoliateUse the exfoliating product of your choice according the manufacturer’s instructions.

The general procedure is to use a small amount and massage it into your screen for about one minute. Making sure your feet are dry before starting will ensure a more thorough exfoliation.

Rinse your hands and feet with water.




Step 7: Apply Moisturizer

footmassageApply your favorite moisturizer, massaging your feet with your thumbs, and why not do your lower leg and calves too? Ah, heaven!

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Step 8: Prepare Your Nails for Polish

prepNow that you’ve put moisturizer on your feet, you probably got it on your nails too. Make sure you clean your nails before moving onto base coat and polish. You can clean them by wiping down the nails with a cotton ball or pad moistened with nail polish remover.

Dry your nails before beginning the next step.




Step 9: Apply Base Coat

basecoatWhen your nails are dry, it’s time to apply base coat, which protects your nail and is always used underneath polish. Apply from the bottom of your nail to the top. Start with one stroke up the center and then one on each side. Wait one minute before moving to the next step.






Step 10: Apply Polish

polishGet the best color and wear, by applying two coats of polish. Again, apply from the bottom of your nail to the top. Start with one stroke up the center and then one on each side.

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Wait one minute before moving to the next step. Allow 1 minute to dry between each coat. If you make a mistake, apply a little polish remover to a cotton swab and lightly dab to remove polish from skin.


Step 11: Apply Top Coat

topcoatAfter you’ve waited a minute after applying your second coat of polish. Apply the top coat. Once again, apply from the bottom of your nail to the top. Start with one stroke up the center and then one on each side. Wait one minute before moving to the next step.


Step 12: Apply Cuticle Oil – Use Daily

Massage a little cuticle oil into your cuticles after your nail polish has dried. Repeat this part of the process daily as it keeps your cuticles healthy and moisturized.

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There is a tendon in the foot, the Extensor Hallucis Longus muscle,  that comes from the ankle, travels across the top of the foot and attaches to the big toe. It coordinates with the Achilles tendon and calf muscles; you use it along with the  Extensor Digitrorum Longus muscle that attaches to the other toes, to be able to flex your foot.

Stress can cause pain, inflammation of the tendons, and swelling.

The causes include over-exercise, excessive calf stretching, and ineffective arch support. Following is a helpful video by Stephanie Herbst Lucke; she demonstrates a better way to lace shoes that does not aggravate the tendons.

Here is a quick test you can try to determine if you have extensor tendonitis verses a stress fracture or other problem: point your toes down. Have someone push on the ends of your toes whiole you try to point them up; if you feel top of the foot pain, it's most likely this condition.

Mild cases of extensor tendonitis can be treated with calf stretches and anti-inflammatory medication. Serious cases may include a removable cast.

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We have replaced the previous post with this informative video. Instead of a lengthy article, Stephanie explains and demonstrates what to do for top of the foot pain. We hope you find it as helpful as we do.