Why Our Feet Hurt Our bodies are amazing machines; they are the perfect balance of bones, muscles and fluids. Special cushioning is provided in our joints at vital regions in the body where weight-bearing pressure points occur. Nonetheless, when this fragile combination is disrupted by an injury or physical issue, severe pain can occur. Heel […]
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Some shoes, especially certain types of women's footwear, may place undue stress on certain areas of our feet, affecting our body's natural balance. This may be the source of may foot ailments, including metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) and others.
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People who regularly exercise or play organized sports are at risk for shin splints, knee pain, Achilles tendonitis, and other lower body injuries. Foot over-pronation, which can often be the cause of his problem, can be treated easily and effectively with orthotic shoe inserts.
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Orthotics help correct over-pronation and can assist in relieving many common aches and pains caused by flat feet and other ailments of the feet such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain), Morton's Neuroma, shin splints, Achilles Tendonitis, among many others.
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Foot stretching exercises along with orthotic insoles providing firm foot arch support go a long way to prevent and mitigate heel pain due to over-pronation and related foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
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Morton's Neuroma consists of a painful condition which includes numbness in the toes, and results from continuous or repeated compression of the nerve between the third and fourth metatarsal bones. Here are the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for relieving this condition.
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A new study conducted at fifteen orthopedic foot centers found prefabricated orthotic insoles to be more effective than the more expensive custom-made insoles sold at many foot care specialty stores. The study's conclusion provides a starling result that could save millions annually in health care costs.
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Heel spurs are calcified tissue near the heel where the tendons in the foot attach. The main heel spur symptoms are sharp pain in the heel on rising and constant throbbing in the foot. These calcified tissues can dig into the inflamed flesh of the foot, causing pain. A common cause of heel spurs is inflammation of the plantar fascia, also known as plantar fasciitis.
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Knee and lower leg pain is a common complaint among many people, and can have many different causes. A common cause of leg and knee pain is a biomechanical disorder known as over-pronation.
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Many people notice that their shoes wear out faster on the outside, in particular in the heel area of the shoe. This leads them to believe that their feet roll outwards, instead of inwards. However, nothing could be further from the truth!
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Considering how important they are to our health, our feet are the most neglected parts of our bodies. High-fashion magazines coax people into wearing the narrowest, most ill fitting, high-heeled shoes, which can cause severe impairment and deformities on the feet. If you are concerned about ensuring proper foot health then we answer the most common questions here.
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Many conditions causing foot paion can be alleviated by wearing simple off-the-shelf orthotic insoles. Here are the most common foot pain disorders, and how orthotic insoles can be ued in treating them.
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