Podiatrist: Common Foot Ailments You May Develop

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Podiatrists are in the business of ensuring that your feet and ankles are in healthy condition. Despite the fact that these body parts support all your body weight, not many people take the time to care and maintain their feet. Below are some of the different common foot ailments that you may develop and require medical assistance from a podiatrist. Plantar Fasciitis This is also commonly referred to as general heel pain.

12 December 2016

Ju-Jitsu Foot Care

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Jiu-jitsu is a fantastic sport to take part in because of the variety of different health benefits it can bring. From improved cardiovascular endurance to muscular strength and mental well-being, jiu-jitsu can improve your quality of life in many different ways. Unfortunately though, due to the nature of barefoot training, doing jui-jitsu can open you up to some pretty nasty problems with your feet if you fail to follow some general foot care on a daily basis.

8 December 2016

Tips for Using Crutches During Foot-Treatment Recovery

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If you have undergone a procedure on your foot and have been fitted with braces, callipers or splints by your hospital orthotic-services department, you may also have been given crutches in order to help you to walk until your foot heals. So, how do you use crutches correctly? Here are some top tips to help you get around until you're back on both feet again! Using the correct position In order to use your crutches comfortably, you must position them correctly.

7 December 2016

3 Cutting Edge Alternatives to Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

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As much as 10% of the population suffers from plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain. The condition is caused by inflammation of the ligament that runs down the foot, from the heel to the toes. This inflammation is common in people who are on their feet a lot, such as sportspeople and soldiers. As most cases of plantar fasciitis can be effectively treated with a combination of stretching and orthoses (shoe inserts), podiatrists are hesitant to recommend surgery until all other options have been exhausted.

7 December 2016