Shoe Selection Every pair of feet is unique to their owner and footwear will only provide good comfort and wear qualities if the fit is good. Users are encouraged to follow the advice below to help achieve a good standard of fit. A critical factor to achieve a good fit is a fastening with sufficient […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Proper foot care is especially critical for diabetics because they are prone to foot problems such as: Loss of feeling in their feet Changes in the shape of their feet Foot ulcers or sores that do not heal Simple daily foot care can prevent serious problems. According to the National Institute of Health, the following […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A quarter of all the body bones are in the feet (There are 52 bones in a pair of feet). During the first year of a child life their feet grow rapidly, reaching almost half their adult size. By 12, a child foot is about 90 per cent of its adult length. When walking, each […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Heel Pain – Definition Heel pain is a common condition in which weight bearing on the heel causes extreme discomfort. Cause There are two different categories of heel pain. The first is caused by over-use repetitive stress which refers to a soreness resulting from too much impact on a specific area of the foot. This […]Continue Reading... 51 Comments.
Hammer Toes (Claw Toes) – Definition A hammer toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP joint (middle joint in the toe), potentially leading to severe pressure and pain. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened cause the toe’s joints to curl downwards. Hammer toes may occur in any toe except the big […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Foot Conditions and Treatments Corns – Definition Corns like calluses develop from an accumulation of dead skin cells on the foot, forming thick, hardened areas. They contain a cone-shaped core with a point that can press on a nerve below, causing pain. Corns are a very common ailment that usually forms on the tops, sides […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Arthritis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the body’s joints. Inflammation causes redness, warmth, pain and swelling.The primary targets for arthritis are people over the age of 50. Arthritis is a major cause of foot pain because each foot has 33 joints that can become affected by the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The term arch pain (often referred to as arch strain) refers to an inflammation and/or burning sensation at the arch of the foot. Cause There are many different factors that can cause arch pain. A structural imbalance or an injury to the foot can often be the direct cause. However, most frequently the cause is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Achilles tendonitis causes inflammation and degeneration of the achilles tendon. The achilles tendon is the large tendon located in the back of the leg that inserts into the heel. The pain caused by achilles tendonitis can develop gradually without a history of trauma. The pain can be a shooting pain, burning pain, or even an […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Painful feet can affect our ability to enjoy the most basic activities in our daily lives. Thankfully, many foot conditions can be easily prevented or treated by wearing properly fitting footwear or using the right over-the-counter foot care products. You may read the information about the condition that might be causing you pain or other […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.