Orthotics In Gym Shoes: Two Points To Remember Before You Buy New Shoes

When you open the shoe section of a sports catalogue, the choice you have is overwhelming. As someone who needs a new pair of gym shoes, but who also has a new pair of custom orthotics, the choice is not as simple as picking something based on your favourite colour. Use these two tips to make sure you purchase a shoe which works well with your orthotic so that you get a supportive, comfortable fit which will help your feet during exercise rather than hinder them. [Read More]

How to Alleviate Swelling and Pain in Your Feet

Physical stress can cause swelling and pain in the feet and around the ankles. For instance, numerous individuals experience this problem after long journeys and intense exercise. In some cases, the swelling and pain can be linked to the general health status of a person. Regardless of the cause, swollen feet can compromise the quality of your life by limiting movement and causing prolonged discomfort. Here are some practical tips to help you manage and alleviate foot pain. [Read More]

The Active Person's Guide to Recovering from Plantar Fasciitis

If you're the kind of person who spends time exercising and keeping fit, it can feel unfair when you're struck down with something that hinders your routine, like plantar fasciitis. You'll know that you need to rest, but may not be happy about having to sit still for too long. This guide will talk you through heel pain treatments you can do at home and exercises that are safe to carry on with. [Read More]

A podiatrist will help you to manage the pain in your feet if you are on oestrogen blockers for breast cancer

If you are a breast cancer survivor in your fifties and your tumour was oestrogen receptive, you will be on long term oestrogen blocking medication. You will also know that joint pain is an inevitable side effect of this medication, particularly in your ankles, wrists, knees and feet. In fact, pain in the feet is often associated with oestrogen blockers. To manage this pain, you should consult a podiatrist. The role of the podiatrist [Read More]