Healthy, Beautiful Feet Through Podiatry and Natural Healthcare

How Runners and Athletes Can Avoid Lower Limb Injuries

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Runners and Athletes Can Avoid Lower Limb Injuries

If you regularly run or jog or are very athletic and active, you may be concerned with how to protect your legs from being injured. Pulled or torn muscles and other soft tissue injuries can mean weeks of being off your feet, if not the require surgery and other such treatment. To prevent this, note a few ways that runners and athletes can avoid these injuries as much as possible, and remember to discuss these with your doctor, physical therapist, or other healthcare professional if you need more information. Be careful of when and how you...

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How To Recover From A Foot Injury Caused By Olympic Lifting

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Recover From A Foot Injury Caused By Olympic Lifting

Olympic weightlifting places significant pressure on your body. Due to the tremendous mass of weight, injuries to the feet are very common, especially among amateurs. Olympic lifting is a tough sport, but strength and bravery isn’t everything. In order to succeed, you must apply intellect to the barbell and learn how to recover from injuries efficiently. Stop Training Immediately If you ever hurt your foot, don’t take any chances. Stop all physical activity immediately and apply ice to the problem area. This will reduce the...

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Do Kids Need Treatment For Flat Feet?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do Kids Need Treatment For Flat Feet?

If your child has been diagnosed as having flat feet, you may be wondering how you can fix the problem. The options open to you typically depend on your child’s age and ability to cope with this foot condition. Flat Feet and Development According to myDr, it’s not unusual for younger kids to have flat feet. Sometimes, this is a developmental issue that rights itself by the time kids are around 7 years old. If your child is under this age and doesn’t seem affected by having flat feet, you may be advised to take a wait-and-see...

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What Are the Different Treatment Options for Flat Feet?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Are the Different Treatment Options for Flat Feet?

If you have flat feet, which means you have no arches underneath your feet, you might be dealing with pain and discomfort. Without arches, the soles of your feet touch the ground entirely when you’re standing or walking. Over time, this can lead to intense cramping and other sources of pain. It can also be hard on your knees and ankles. Here are some treatment and foot care options for flat feet. Orthotics You may need to adjust the types of shoes you wear and wear orthotic devices. This helps to reduce the pressure on certain parts of...

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Treating Your Tender Tendons: Preventing Achilles Tendinitis In Joggers

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Treating Your Tender Tendons: Preventing Achilles Tendinitis In Joggers

It goes without saying that regular exercise is hugely important to anybody’s health, but if you want to avoid injury, you have to make sure you do it right. Achilles tendinitis is a painful and debilitating condition, very common among runners, and the root cause of it is often running with improper equipment or technique Achilles tendinitis is a painful swelling of the Achilles tendon, that may be accompanied by tearing in more severe cases. Achilles tendinitis is a repetitive strain injury, and while the Achilles tendinitis is very...

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How to Treat Achilles Tendon Problems

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Treat Achilles Tendon Problems

The Achilles tendon refers to the big tendon at the back of your heel. That tendon is susceptible to a variety of problems such as Achilles tendonitis and inflammation. This article discusses some treatment options that are available to you in case you start having Achilles tendon problems. Rest One of the easiest ways to combat Achilles tendon problems such as inflammation is to rest. This allows the swelling to subside, and the tendon can begin to heal. It is therefore advisable to avoid aggravating the inflammation in your Achilles tendon...

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Calloused Feet Are Not Something You Need to Live With: Here’s What You Can Do

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Calloused Feet Are Not Something You Need to Live With: Here’s What You Can Do

Calloused hands and fingers can be a mark of pride in some cases. It shows you’ve been working hard in some way, whether it’s a lot of heavy lifting, some intensive practise on a musical instrument, or even cooking a large amount of food (where your grip on the knife has resulted in a small callus). Calloused feet are not such a cause of pride, and sometimes feet can become calloused with what you would consider normal activity. Calluses form from repeated friction, and with the hard skin on your feet, a callus is essentially a...

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Raising the Arches and Eliminating the Pain: Five Items You Need If You Have Flat Feet or Fallen Arches

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Raising the Arches and Eliminating the Pain: Five Items You Need If You Have Flat Feet or Fallen Arches

Flat feet or fallen arches are a relatively common issue in Australia, and if you suffer from flat feet, you should see podiatrists. Flat feet cause a myriad of issues including pain and obesity. Luckily, there are many things you can do to deal with flat feet. In particular, here are five essential items that can help: 1. Custom Orthotics Custom orthotics are arch-supporting insoles that you slip inside your shoes. Rather than being the generic type of insoles you find at many shops, custom orthotics are made for your feet and they work...

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Enjoy Racquet Sports and Avoid Painful Foot Ailments with Orthotics

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Enjoy Racquet Sports and Avoid Painful Foot Ailments with Orthotics

As a player of racquet sports you certainly get to burn up plenty of calories but your feet take a fair amount of pounding. Many problems caused by the constant side-to-side movement, running, jumping and lunging, afflict racquet sports enthusiasts. Many of these troubling conditions can be easily avoided or overcome. You can manage or avoid heel and knee pain, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis  with custom made orthotics from companies like The Healthy Foot. How Orthotics Help Racquet Players Properly designed orthotics will...

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Flat Feet? Three Alternatives or Supplements to Custom Orthotics

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Flat Feet? Three Alternatives or Supplements to Custom Orthotics

If you have flat feet, a custom orthotic is the usual treatment recommended by most podiatrists. However, debate surrounds this treatment option, and many podiatrists, doctors and patients may prefer to explore alternatives. Here are three ways to treat flat feet, and these options can be used instead of or in addition to custom orthotics. 1. Prefabricated inserts Custom orthotics can be expensive, and if you cannot afford them, you may want to consider prefabricated inserts. Available over the counter at most pharmacies, prefabricated...

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