Orthotic footwear refers to specially designed shoes that are custom made to treat an array of foot ailments. It should be noted, though, that they are not exclusively made for people with foot problems as anybody can use them. By wearing orthotic footwear, you are actively providing enhanced support for your feet, which will work toward improving their functionality. A misconception that some people may have is that orthotic footwear is unattractive and synonymous with senior people.
18 November 2016
Due to the extra copy of chromosome 21, those with Down's syndrome have unique physical characteristics, which can include broad feet with toes that point outwards, low muscle tone in the feet and loose ligaments. These identifying features can leave those with Down's syndrome prone to developing certain foot conditions. Here's an overview of three foot problems associated with Down's syndrome: Flat Feet Weak muscle tone can cause the foot arches to collapse, and this can cause damage to your tendons and alter your posture as you change the way you walk to compensate for the added strain on your feet.
17 November 2016
Sever's disease causes heel pain due to inflammation of the cartilage between the growth plates in the heel. Sever's disease doesn't affect adults, as the growth plates join together in adulthood. It is most commonly seen in children who are having a growth spurt or are very active. The condition can also occur when a child has collapsed foot arches, as the angle of their foot arches can affect their surrounding tendons and put strain on the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel.
17 November 2016
Freiberg's infraction is an inflammatory condition that affects the second metatarsal, which is the thin bone that runs along the top of your foot and connects your ankle to your second toe. It occurs due to a loss of blood supply to the end of the metatarsal, and it's typically seen in children and teenagers during growth spurts when the metatarsal head comes under pressure, but it can also be caused by trauma and repetitive strain.
16 November 2016