Healthy, Beautiful Feet Through Podiatry and Natural Healthcare

Enjoy Racquet Sports and Avoid Painful Foot Ailments with Orthotics

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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.…

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Flat Feet? Three Alternatives or Supplements to Custom Orthotics

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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.…

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Shin Splints And Active Rest: Advice For Runners

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Shin splints affect many sports people, but the condition is particularly common for runners. The medical name for this condition is medial tibial stress syndrome, and the problem can cause painful symptoms from your knee down to your ankle. A bad case of shin splints can make it too painful to run, but many people make the mistake of stopping activity completely when they first feel the symptoms. If you think you have shin splints, read on to learn more about the causes of shin splints, and find out how active rest is one of the best ways for you to deal with the problem.…

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