Foot health, unfortunately, is not a priority for many people and this typically stems from the fact that this body part is highly resilient. Not only do feet carry a considerable amount of weight daily but they are also exposed to harsh environments such as tight shoes, excessive moisture and more. Thus, it is unsurprising that without the right care, problems are bound to eventually crop up. While some foot issues are painless and can take a while to notice, others will manifest with severe pain.
28 December 2020
During the first trimester, you may have had to deal with morning sickness, and you were probably only too glad to cross over to the next trimester. Except, things haven't been as smooth as you would have hoped for since you have had to deal with foot pain, and specifically leg cramps. Leg cramps and the associated foot pain is quite common among pregnant women in their second and last trimesters.
22 November 2019
If you have just started running as a hobby as a way to keep fit, then you should know that you will be giving your feet a hell of a lot of pounding if you maintain the undertaking as a lifestyle. Every step will put your body's entire weight on your feet, and if you consider that a 1km run requires approximately 1,700 steps, it is easy to see why most new runners succumb to injuries early on.
2 July 2019
One of the problems that women are bound to encounter during pregnancy is swelling of the feet. This issue occurs due to the accumulation of fluid in the feet, and it can cause pain and severe discomfort. Also, it may happen when you engage in physical activity during the pregnancy period. Due to the additional weight of the baby, a lot of pressure is exerted on the feet and heels when you walk, and this can cause foot pain.
25 April 2018
When you develop heel pain, your first instinct may be to think that it has manifested out of the blue, especially if you do not physically exert yourself on a routine basis through exercise, running and so on. However, the onset of heel pain does not only come about due to sudden straining of your legs. The sum total of stresses that your body endures on a day-to-day basis can eventually lead to heel pain, too.
10 April 2018
If you have recently developed a running injury, it may be worth seeking treatment from a podiatrist. Read on to find out why. They can speed up the healing process If you love to run and are frustrated by the fact that your injury is interfering with your ability to stick to your usual running schedule, it would be wise to visit your local podiatrist. The reason for this is as follows: the treatments that a podiatrist can provide could help to speed up the rate at which your injury heals, and thus enable you to get back to your normal running routine much faster than if you simply rested at home and waited for the injury to heal of its own accord.
11 February 2018
While autism is a neurological condition, that doesn't mean it has no effects on the rest of the body. In particular, autistic children may suffer more problems with their legs and feet than their neurotypical peers. These issues can exacerbate autism symptoms and make your child unhappy or irritable. That's why it's a good idea to take your child for regular podiatrist check-ups if they're on the autism spectrum. Here are 2 reasons why your little one might benefit from podiatry treatment for their legs and feet.
17 November 2017
Heel pain comes in various forms, making it one of the common ailments that you will suffer from in your adulthood. Plantar fasciitis is one of the typical forms of heel pain that people develop at one time or another. This pain happens when the connective tissue located at the bottom of your foot is always overloaded, leading to excessive pressure. As a result, your foot becomes inflamed, and you experience considerable amounts of pain and irritation.
5 September 2017
One of the common disorders of the foot is hallux valgus, or bunions. This is a deformity in which a bony prominence is formed at the base of the toe, usually the big toe. Often, the affected big toe will face inwards towards the adjacent second toe. In general, this can be attributed to the misalignment of the internal bone structure. If you have bunions, you might notice inflammation at the toe base, and this can become infected.
14 February 2017
Whether you participate in sports as a hobby or a career, there is always the possibility that you could hurt your foot, ankle or lower limb when playing. Sports podiatrists specialise in the treatment of injuries sustained on the foot, ankle and lower limb. Because all sportspeople are potential candidates for sports podiatric treatment, it is important that you be aware of the various treatment options available. Here are a few common ones you should learn about.
26 January 2017