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Dutch wooden shoesAs a child, William Van Marel, Jr. worked in the factory of master shoemaker Wilhelm Jansen. Marel Jr. learned to make Dutch wooden shoes known as klompen under Jensen. The two would go into the forest and harvest trees, which Van Marel would carve and take back to his instructor for critiques. Eventually his creations began to be featured in the annual Tulip Festival, and still are today.

Although Jansen passed away, Van Marel continues to make klompen, albeit for decorative purposes, as the ones worn by participants in the festival are now imported directly from Holland.

Proper foot support is important for all people For more information consult with podiatrist Dr. Michael A. Stein, DPM of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can treat your foot and ankle needs.   

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes.  If footwear is too tight, this can affect the body’s posture, stress, bone deformities, and other foot and back pain. Therefore, it is important that shoes fit well in order to avoid these complications.

Shoes to Consider:

· Good heel and arch support
o   Have proper length and width for your feet

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If you have any questions feel free to contact our office in Los Gatos, San Leandro, and Pleasanton, CA. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Children's Foot HealthIn Merced County, 70 students from the Alicia Reyes Elementary School were recipients of free pairs of socks and shoes. The benefactor was a Merced-based nonprofit organization known as the Happy Feet Foundation, which provides footwear to children from low-income households.

The foundation’s president, Brynn Wolcott, said that “the purpose is to give children confidence so they feel good about themselves.” School learning director Lil Ayala added that “for some, it’s a big deal,” and that these new shoes fill an important need. Due to the success and financial backing, the organization expects to double, possibly even triple, the amount of recipients next year.

Take care of your children’s feet, and their feet will take care of them for a lifetime. To keep your child up to date on his or her foot health, be sure to pay a visit to podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can examine your child’s feet and keep them in good shape.  

How to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy

Throughout childhood, it is crucial for children to have and maintain good health and proper care of their feet. With good foot health starting at an early age, foot problems and diseases can be prevented in the future. As children continue to develop so do their feet, and require different techniques of care and maintenance.

Even though babies do not begin walking until later stages, their feet should be taken care of properly:

· Stay away from socks that are too tight for your baby’s feet. This can cause pain and decrease circulation
· Encourage your baby to move their feet as much as possible so they feel comfortable with them

When your baby begins to learn how to walk, don’t panic if they are unsteady on their feet. Toddlers are just getting used to the way in which their feet work so wobbliness is completely acceptable.

When your child grows out of their toddler years, here are a few steps they should take to stay with good health within their feet:

· Practice proper hygiene with them
· Be observant of any injuries that might occur
· If an injury occurs, get it checked by a doctor

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If you have any questions, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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Proper Running ShoeAccording to copyeditor Linzay Logan of Competitor magazine, traditional running shoes and trail running shoes are not radically dissimilar from each other; and together are envisioned to defend the feet.

What splits a trail running shoe from a customary one is that an unclear, pebbly, and jagged ground needs additional fortification which is where the trail running shoe comes into play. David Harkin, owner of the Portland Running Company states that trail joggers can stay with shoes that are equivalent to street shoes.

“Unless you are running in very rugged terrain, choosing a trail running shoe that is similar to your road running shoe is best,” Harkin said. Your foot style also shows a vital influence in defining what shoe to wear. “It’s really important to identify your running characteristics and apply that to a trail running shoe,” Harkin said. “If you have tremendous support needs you still need that on the trails.”

When beginning a new exercise regimen, such as running, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will not only provide you with recommendations for the appropriate footwear to use while running, but can also treat and care for all your foot injuries.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

To learn more on under and over pronators, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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