Have you had pain in your foot or heel for more than seven days?Has a friend or relative suggested that you may have “Plantar Fasciitis?”One of the more common reasons for pain in the heel and arch is Plantar Fasciitis. It occurs when the “Plantar Fascia” in the foot develops inflammation, and the whole footContinue Reading »
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Category: Foot Pain
What Is Causing My Foot Pain?
Your foot pain could be a whole host of different things… from a stress fracture, ligament tear or strain to a fallen arch, arthritis, or plantar fasciitis. Let’s start with, where does it hurt? The top of the foot, heel, underside – right in the arch? Believe it or not. The simple foot that we rely onContinue Reading »
How To Fix My Flat Feet
Are your flat feet causing you pain and other problems?If you have “flat feet,” you have feet that don’t have arches when you stand.While it is common for babies to be born with naturally flat feet, the arches usually develop over time during childhood.But if, for some reason, they do not form or they collapseContinue Reading »
What Is The Best Foot Care Routine When I’m Standing All Day?
If you work in a profession like medicine, customer service, or the hospitality industry. Where you spend the better part of the day on your feet, discomfort and soreness in your feet and ankles are likely to be a regular thing for you.Why? Because when we walk or stand, the feet absorb our entire bodyContinue Reading »
Are Good Foot Orthotics Worth It? And How Can They Help Me?
What Are Foot Orthotics?Foot orthotics are a tool frequently used by Physical Therapists to assist clients who are experiencing foot pain and/or discomfort further up the body – including the ankles, shin bones, knees and hips – that have likely been caused by either an injury or deformities that have developed within the feet. AlsoContinue Reading »
Diabetes: Why Taking Care of Your Feet Is So Important (Part 2)
Diabetes & Foot Problems – Why Do I Get Regular Foot Checks As A Diabetic Anyway? As a person with diabetes, it can be quite intimidating when you consider how many complications can come as a result of having the condition. Why, if you’re taking your prescribed tablets or insulin and doing all you canContinue Reading »
Diabetes: Why Taking Care of Your Feet Is So Important
Diabetes – The Number.1 Suspect for Creating Foot Problems… As someone with diabetes, why should you be making a special effort to look after your feet? After all, diabetes is all about controlling blood sugar levels, eating healthily, and taking prescribed doses of insulin or other medication isn’t it? Well, yes, but it’s complicated –Continue Reading »
When Sport Bites Back: Common Sporting Injuries
Sport Can Hurt! Participating in a sport comes highly recommended as a way of keeping yourself in shape, building muscle, and maintaining a healthy heart. Sports also brings a slice of social activity into our lives while being a great time too. However, the double-edged sword to all of these welcome gains is that physicalContinue Reading »
How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Forefoot Pain
Does every step hurt? Struggling to undertake daily chores? Fighting the urge to just give up? When every step, or movement, sends a bolt of pain across your forefoot, it won’t be long before frustration and discomfort suffocate your ambition and energy. Pain in this area is a surprisingly debilitating affliction. That might sound overContinue Reading »
How Can I Get Rid Of My Ongoing Foot Pain?
Ouch! When Every Step Hurts! When each and every single step that you take hurts, it won’t be long before frustration and pain elsewhere start to follow. Pain in this area is a surprisingly debilitating problem for our feet serve as our foundation, working to support our body weight while simultaneously facilitating movement. It canContinue Reading »