Ankle and Feet Issues and Care Tips: A Podiatry Blog

How foot orthotics can cure your heel pain

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If you suffer from heel pain, your podiatry clinic may prescribe foot orthotics as a method of treatment. What exactly does this mean, and how will it help you? What they are Foot orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoes under your feet. They may be soft and sponge-like or much firmer than the soles of most shoes, according to the kind of treatment you need. They are typically made of EVA foam or some type of plastic or acrylic and are not uncomfortable to wear.…

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A Short Guide to Bunions

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Bunions are a very common foot condition that can be painful and require foot surgery to fix. However, many people do not understand the condition or what can be done to relieve it. This short guide explains bunions in detail, from how to identify one to what you can do about them.  Identifying Bunions The most obvious symptom of bunions is, of course, the bunion itself: a bony bump at the base of the big toe, which can be red or sore.…

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Three Ways to Ease Your Heel Pain

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One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Whether you are an athlete or live a sedentary lifestyle, it is quite easy to over-pronate your foot, and this will lead to inflammation of the plantar fascia. And since this injury is so common, most people assume that it will eventually go away on its own if the afflicted foot is given enough rest. Nonetheless, this does not mean that you cannot accelerate the healing with a few stretches that you can carry out at the comfort of your home.…

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