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