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Can Pregnancy Change My Feet?
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine, yes it can! Professor Neil Segal, of the University of Iowa, collected foot posture measurements from 49 women during the first trimester of their pregnancy, then again five months after childbirth. He found that, for up to 70 per cent of …
Can Orthotics Help Me To Run?
Yes they can! If foot alignment or gait pattern are affecting your performance, prescription orthotics can help you to improve while preventing and/or treating injuries. Prescription orthotics are designed to control and/or alter the way your foot functions, so a thorough understanding of foot biomechanics and running gait is imperative to prescribing the correct device. …
Are Your Shoes Making Your Feet Crack Up?
Did you know that open-backed shoes can contribute to cracked heels? This is because they allow the fat pad under the heel to expand sideways, resulting in increased pressure on the skin, which causes it to crack. Cracked heels can become serious if the skin is thickened or callused, so it is important to keep …
Can I Wear Orthotics With Sandals?
The short answer is yes you can! Using our Orthema CAD/CAM orthotic fabrication system, Foot Health Clinic can provide you with prescription orthotics customised for sandals. This is good news if you need to wear prescription orthotics, but dislike wearing enclosed, lace-up, orthotic-friendly footwear in summer. For sandals to take orthotics, they must have a removable …
Choosing Soccer Boots
Preventing injury The increased popularity of soccer has been accompanied by an increase in related foot and leg injuries. For players, parents and coaches it is important to understand what role soccer boot construction plays, both in causing and preventing injury. Soccer boots are constructed with a flat footbed to accommodate their studs. This results …
Choosing School Shoes
Put best foot forward All parents want to ensure their children put their best foot forward when they go to school – and there’s no better way of doing that than ensuring they have the right shoes. By the time a child is 12 years old, his or her feet will have reached about 90 …
Choosing Shoes for Toddlers
Developing feet Most children learn to walk at about the time of their first birthday, although some may learn either months earlier or later. Young children’s feet are very different to adult’s feet. During the first year of your child’s life, their feet are still developing with relatively soft cartilage and foot bones which are …
Choosing Netball Shoes
Stress on legs and feet Netball is a physically demanding sport involving frequent stopping and starting, twisting, pivoting, and jumping movements often combined with a hard, unforgiving surface. Netball places high stresses on the legs and feet, often causing injury to knees and ankles, especially in growing children. Choosing the correct netball shoe for your …
Choosing Running Shoes
Your feet are as unique as a fingerprint Purchasing a new pair of running shoes can be a daunting task, especially when faced with today’s ominous array of styles, colours, and brands. Is there really a difference between them? Does it really matter which pair I choose? Yes! Your feet are as unique as a …
Why is foot callus a problem in Diabetes?
Calluses are areas of thickened skin that develop beneath the foot in areas of high pressure. Calluses occur more often and build up faster on the feet of people with diabetes. In healthy people with good foot sensation, these calluses eventually become uncomfortable to walk on, leading them to seek treatment. However, people with diabetes …
Sore Heels?? Soccer Season Is Here!
With soccer season on its way, many parents will have to watch their children for symptoms of Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease is a painful condition of the heel in kids, caused by inflammation at the growth plate adjacent to the Achilles tendon. It is the most common foot problem in active children aged 8 to …
Preparing Your Feet for the Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge
Blisters are the number one reason people don’t finish Oxfam Trailwalker. Preventing blisters and preparing and strengthening your feet and ankles are the keys to a successful walk. Below are some tips for keeping your feet healthy and happy during training and on the day. Footwear. Make sure you have a comfortable pair of good …