Foot Conditions

Stress Fractures of the Foot – Why Are They So Common in Sports?

Stress fractures of the foot are overuse injuries that are common in sports such as running because of repetitive stress; the repeated movement of the foot striking the ground while running can increase the risk of stress fractures over time. 

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Are Over-The-Counter Insoles Worth Buying?

Most OTC insoles are made from soft materials and only offer partial arch support. With full bodyweight on the feet, these insoles may not be able to maintain the foot arch, minimising the effectiveness of the insole as an arch support.

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Train Your Feet for Marathons

Marathons are a form of long-distance running. While training for one, it is important to give consideration to foot health; training the feet properly can help in getting better outcomes for a runner by preventing injuries and enhancing performance.

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What Is A Callus?

October 01, 2017

 Callus

A callus is the formation of thick layers of hardened skin. Abnormal bodyweight pressure caused by a weak foot posture contribute to the development of calluses on the feet.

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 Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can cause gradual degeneration of the joints. Tenderness, swelling and stiffness in the joints, loss of range of motion and joint deformity are symptoms of the disease.

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 CrossFit

The healthy function and movement of feet play an important role in CrossFit. Given the high intensity of the workouts, the feet need to function optimally to support the excessive load placed on the lower body and provide a strong foundation for improving performance.

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Foot Friction Blisters

Foot friction blisters can be painful, which is why sufferers commonly modify their walking stride to reduce stress on the injured area. This can restrict mobility, which may affect lower body function in the long term

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Examining Foot Posture

During sports, stress levels on the feet, knees and lower body are high. A weak foot posture further adds to this stress which may increase the risk of developing foot and lower body problems in the long term.

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What Is A Diabetic Foot?

August 20, 2017

Diabetic Foot

A diabetic foot should be taken seriously and appropriate steps followed to prevent the condition from worsening. Managing sugar levels and daily foot care can help keep the feet healthy.

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Turf Toe Injuries

A turf toe injury occurs when the big toe joint bends beyond its normal range of motion and causes a ligament sprain. If the big toe continues to bend uninterruptedly, it can lead to severe injuries like ligament tear or damage.

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Non-Invasive Bunion Treatments

A bunion is a deformity that pushes the tip of the big toe against the second toe which creates noticeable bony bump at the big toe joint. In many cases, bunions can be effectively treated without requiring surgery.

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Is Sports Tape Effective?

August 06, 2017

Athletic Taping

Athletic taping provides external support to the joints to enhance healthy movement and restrict improper motion. While used primarily in sports, athletic taping can also be beneficial in determining the effectiveness of insoles as part of an active rehab programme.

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