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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.

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.

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.

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

How to Prevent Heel Pain When Playing Tennis

As fun a game as tennis is, one of the most common downsides of the game is developing heel pain problems, including heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. This happens because of the high impact forces experienced by the ligaments, bones and muscles every time you play the game. However, it's possible to minimize the risk of developing heel pain by being aware of the forces that cause it and learning how to do things differently.

5 Ways to Prevent Foot Pain When One Foot is Bigger Than the Other

One foot bigger than the other? You're not alone – an estimated 60% of the population has different sized feet, and that can make buying shoes a real pain. However, there are several steps you can take to ensure that your mismatched feet don't cause too much pain or discomfort. 1. Buy for the Bigger Foot This is the Golden Rule: always buy shoes that fit the larger foot. It's generally less damaging to have shoes that are a little too big rather than those that are cramped and confining; too small of shoes can lead to serious problems, and it's much easier to fill in the space around a small foot than it is to stretch out a shoe for a big foot.

Breaking In Your Orthotic Devices

Your orthotic foot device is specifically designed for your foot condition and is a great way to keep your feet healthy and comfortable. However, these orthotic devices will require some adjustment for your feet to get used to the new areas of support. This period of adjustment is called breaking in and often takes a while. As you break into fulltime wearing of your orthotic devices, it may be discomforting to your feet and you should contact your podiatrist if the discomfort becomes excessive.

Temporary Foot Pain Reduction Techniques When You're Away From Home On Holiday

The Christmas school holidays are always the perfect time to head away with the family thanks to the combination of hot summer weather and a six-week break for the kids. However, when you are away from home and foot pain takes hold, each step further into your holiday can be painful and a distraction from the family vacation. Until you get home and visit your local podiatrist to clear up the matter, there are a couple of ways you can dull the pain at the end of each day.

A Professional Runner's Best Tool: Using a Gait Analysis to Avoid Runner's Knee

Australia is a dream country for runners, with its beautiful landscape and well-kept roads.All professional or serious runners know just how important their gait and overall form is. Improper gait and form can lead to an array of injuries, like runner's knee, as approximately 42% of all running injuries are to the knee. To prevent these injuries, get a gait analysis at a place like The Walking Clinic. The Gist of a Gait Analysis

Treating Chronic Foot Problems Commonly Suffered By Long-Distance Cyclists

For many people, long-distance cycling is a rewarding and infinitely challenging hobby, testing the limits of your mental and physical endurance. Sadly, driving your body so hard inevitably leads to the occasional injuries, aches and pains all distance riders endure, and the feet are likely to be the first parts of your body to suffer. Since the feet are under so much strain for prolonged periods as they pedal, cyclists can often suffer from debilitating and painful foot disorders.