Start slowly. Though walking may seem like an effortless physical activity compared to other exercises, it can take a toll on your body, especially your joints and feet. Treat your walking program as you would a more strenuous exercise program and set small goals at first. Begin by walking 15 minutes per session in the first week and add 2 to 3 minutes to your walks every week. This way, your feet gradually become accustomed to your new routine, and you'll reduce the chance of developing aches and burning sensations. Arch Support Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a condition that damages your peripheral nerves. These nerves are responsible for passing on commands from your brain to your muscles (motor nerves) and for passing information to the brain about sensations, such as pain, heat, cold and touch (sensory nerves). Because of the nerve damage, people with CMT may find that some of their muscles become slowly weaker over the years, particularly in their feet and hands. And some people find that their sense of feeling becomes duller, or numb, in the same areas. Notice the excessive and disproportionate stress attributed to the vertical, 'up and down' direction ('stable axis') in the above sample. Skin that is itchy, scaly, or flaky is most commonly a sign of athlete’s foot. This fungal infection is easily spread in wet areas, such as gym locker rooms and swimming pools. It generally effects men between the ages of 20 and 40 but can just as easily occur among women. It is easily treated through the use of over-the-counter medicated creams ( ). Foot Pain Clubbed toes are noted by a change in toe shape where the toenail curves in a downward direction, rounding toward the tip of the toe. The nail bed actually softens causing the edge of the toe to bulge. It may also become red. Good Housekeeping Research Institute recently put nine different walking sneakers to the test. It enlisted a team of walkers to road test the sneakers and pick their top five. The team rated the shoes for fit, comfort, cushioning, quality and style after completing 96 combined hours of walking. The Brooks Sports Defyance came in first place due to its exceptional comfort and shock absorbance. Second place went to the Ryka Moira for its stability and comfort. Coming in third was the Asics Gel Kayano Walker due to its extra cushioning for pressure points. Fourth place went to Saucony Grid Instep RT for its overall comfort. The placement of the pockets will also contribute to how your butt will look. Look for jeans with small, high-back pockets, instead of those with big or no pockets. You can also try jeans with high waist; its top will fit the tiniest part of the waist to make the butt bigger in appearance. This illusion can also be achieved by wearing low-rise jeans and fitted shirt. If you do not want your legs and buttocks appear smaller, do not wear dark wash jeans. Wear light blue, pastel or white colored jeans, instead. Conservative care is highly successful in the cavus high arch foot. An orthotic with a high lateral heel flange, a valgus post and a sub-first metatarsal cutout can balance the foot. Often, the first ray is plantarflexed and a cutout of the first metatarsal head is essential for forefoot balancing. In severe ankle instability cases, an over the counter ankle-foot orthotic or a custom ankle-foot orthotic can be beneficial in balancing the foot and ankle. Consideration of a first ray cutout should also be part of the bracing process. Shoe modifications. High topped shoes support the ankle, and shoes with heels a little wider on the bottom add stability.