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distributors of Dr. Roth's FABS for foot comfort.
P.O. Box 1101, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone: (310) 784-9988
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Description
Arch Supports
An Arch support is a device made for the foot. It is used to stabilize the foot or
hold it in a preferred position, increase function (performance/ endurance),
limit mobility in relation to a painful joint, distribute weight away from painful
areas, or protect the foot from pressure and excess rubbing (friction).
Foot Pain Relief
Tired, achy feet are often caused by musculoskeletal fatigue of the muscles,
bones and joints that make up the foot. Overuse fatigue occurs even in normal
feet when you may subject them to situations other than normal use.

Ball of foot pain or also known as Metatarsalgia "stone bruise" is a painful foot
condition which effects the area just before the toes. Ball-of-foot pain can be
caused by: a direct injury, or excessively high heels that place downward
pressure on the metatarsal bones and increased levels of exercise that over
use or strain the ball of the foot.

Arch and heel pain are generally caused by a condition called Plantar
Fasciitis, which occurs when the main ligament on the bottom of the foot
between the heel and the ball of the foot becomes inflamed. The pain of
Plantar Fasciitis is usually noticed with the first few steps after getting out of
bed in the morning or after getting up after periods of rest. When you are at
rest, the plantar ligament is under no stress, so the arch of your foot is higher.
When you stand up, the arch tends to lower and the ligament pulls on the
heel, causing irritation, inflammation, and pain. As you use your foot, the
ligament stretches and the pain stops or decreases.

Arch Pain is caused by excessive stretching of the fibrous tissue that is present
at the bottom of the foot.  This excessive stretching can lead to heel/arch pain,
and heel spurs. Flat feet (over-pronation) are the leading cause of plantar
faciitis. Plantar Fasciitis can be aggravated or caused by: an unusually high
arch, sudden changes in physical activity, ill-fitted shoes, obesity and the
weight gain associated with pregnancy.
Magnet Therapy
For thousands of years, pain sufferers have used magnets to reduce their
symptoms. While scientists have not reached a firm conclusion about how
magnets work, studies have repeatedly shown that magnetic therapy helps
reduce inflammation and pain safely and effectively.

The earth has a powerful magnetic force that affects plants, animals, and
people-both in the ways they develop and how they function.

Scientists believe that magnets’ benefits may be due to their ability to
increase blood’s flow and oxygen-carrying capability. Additionally, magnets
may help optimize the circulation of calcium ions, promoting healthy bones
and muscles, as well as reducing painful muscle spasms. Furthermore,
magnets may improve hormone production and the pH of body fluids.

One of the best aspects of magnet therapy is its non-invasiveness. There is no
risk of drug interaction, addiction, or sickness resulting from magnet use.
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by excessive stretching of the fibrous tissue that is
present at the bottom of the foot.  This excessive stretching can lead to
heel/arch pain, and heel spurs. Flat feet (over-pronation) are the leading
cause of plantar faciitis. Plantar Fasciitis can be aggravated or caused by: an
unusually high arch, sudden changes in physical activity, ill-fitted shoes,
obesity and the weight gain associated with pregnancy.
Leg Fatigue
Lower leg fatigue may be induced through foot pronation. Pronation of the
foot causes a general muscle imbalance to occur. As your feet pronate, your
leg is no longer aligned properly, so your leg and foot muscles must work
harder to give you the support usually provided by your bones. The muscles
fatigue, causing pain and discomfort. Your feet are your foundation. Without a
good foundation, the other joints and muscle groups in your body suffer.
Therefore, leg fatigue may be directly related to pronated feet.
Shin Splints
Shin splints are caused by very small tears in muscles of the leg at their point
of attachment to the shin (The lower leg).

Posterior shin splints occur on the inside (medial) part of the leg along the
tibia. Pronation contributes to posterior shin splints.

Anterior shin splints occur in the front portion of the shin bone (tibia). Anterior
shin splints are caused by muscular imbalances, inadequate shock absorption
or toe running. Pronation contributes to anterior shin splints.

A shin splint sufferer may feel an aching pain after a brisk walk or running. If
untreated the pain may become more intense. Small bumps and tender areas
may become evident adjacent to the shinbone.
Sweaty Feet / Hands
People with sweaty feet should wear well-ventilated shoes and take great
care to perform daily foot hygiene. Minimally the feet should be washed each
day with soap and water. A pair of clean absorbent socks should be used daily
and shoes should be rotated and allowed to air. The use of an antiperspirant
foot spray and absorbent foot powder is highly suggested to reduce the level
of perspiration and to help in the elimination of foot odor.
Dry, Flaky Skin
Dry flaky skin is usually caused by an athlete’s foot infection. Athlete’s foot
fungus lives in the outer layers of the skin. Fungal infections of the feet are
called Tinea Pedis.

Some people refer to athlete’s foot as a Tinea or Ringworm infection.
However, no worm is involved in Athletes Foot or other fungal infections.

Athlete’s Foot can take on different appearances such as: a soft white scaly or
dry reddened rash on the bottom and sides of feet and cracks or fissures on
the feet and heels. Many people with athlete's foot also have a fungal
infection of the toenails.
Cracked Heels
Cracked Heels may be caused by an Athlete’s foot infection. Athlete’s foot
fungus lives in the outer layers of the skin. Fungal infections of the feet are
called Tinea Pedis.

Some people refer to athlete’s foot as a Tinea or Ringworm infection.
However, no worm is involved in Athletes Foot or other fungal infections.

Athlete’s Foot can take on different appearances such as: a soft white scaly or
dry reddened rash on the bottom and sides of feet and cracks or fissures on
the feet and heels. Many people with athlete’s foot also have a fungal
infection of the toenails.
Itchy Feet
Itchy feet is generally caused by Athlete's foot a common fungal infection.
Athlete’s foot fungus lives in the outer layers of the skin. Fungal infections of
the feet are called Tinea Pedis.

Some people refer to athlete’s foot as a Tinea or Ringworm infection.
However, no worm is involved in athlete’s foot or other fungal infections.

Athlete’s Foot can take on different appearances such as: a soft white scaly or
dry reddened rash on the bottom and sides of feet and cracks or fissures on
the feet. Many people with athlete’s foot also have a fungal infection of the
toenails.
Smelly Feet
Smelly feet are caused by an abundance of bacteria that are thriving in a
poorly ventilated sweaty environment. It is important to wear well-ventilated
shoes clean absorbent socks and to thoroughly wash your feet at least once a
day. It is also necessary to use an antiperspirant foot spray and to dust the
inside of your shoes with Dr. Roth's Micronized Foot Powder.
Fungus Toenails
Mild toenail fungus is a common problem, affecting approximately 10-15% of
the world population. Most every person will contract some type of fungal
infection. Nail fungus usually shows up in the toenails of men and the
fingernails of women.

There is a greater risk to those people who have: certain types of immune
diseases, diabetes, minor skin or nail injuries, excessive foot perspiration and
those people who wear tight fitting non breathing footwear.

Fungus infections exist in moist, warm environments and can comfortably
flourish and feed on live or dead tissues such as: the hair, nails, and outer skin
layers. Nail infections usually are a consequence of an untreated larger
infection of the hands or feet hands such as athlete’s foot. Fungal nail
infections are usually difficult to treat and may recur. Fungal infections can be
spread from direct contact with any surface that serves as a reservoir for
fungus such as shoes, infected towels, showers and pool surfaces and etc….

Generally, one of these signs of nail infection is present: discolored, brittle,
thick or distorted nail shape. Additionally, loss of luster, crumbling of the nail,
spongy debris under the nail and a loose or detached nail.