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How your diet affects plantar fasciitis

How your diet affects plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis refers to the inflammation of the Plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to you toes. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of pain experienced at the bottom of our feet, and occurs as a result of this tissue being overstretched and developing small tears, usually as a result of too much walking or running. We have previously discussed ways to help alleviate the pain associated with Plantar fasciitis, but in this blog, we will focus on how you diet can affect the condition.

What's causing my bunion?

What's causing my bunion?

If you have a firm, painful bump at the base of your big toe, it is most likely a bunion. While small bunions, known as bunionettes, can also form at the base of your little toe, the overwhelming majority of bunions form on the big toe. Once a bunion has formed, there are no easy ways to undo it, with surgery being the only effective treatment to get rid of it. However, surgery is usually a last resort, and if caught early, there are methods to reduce the pain and severity of the bunion. In this blog, we will focus on how bunions form, and what you can do to prevent them.

Your work and your shoes

Your work and your shoes

Whether you work in food, sales, or nursing, a lot of jobs require you to spend more or less the entire day on your feet. If you do work one of these jobs, you’ll know just how bad your feet can feel after a full day of running around. While some days you might be tempted to work through the pain, that is not a long-term solution. In this blog, we’re going to give some tips on how to protect your feet and avoid any unnecessary pain.

The best shoes for your feet

The best shoes for your feet

If you’ve never been to a podiatrist, then your idea of the best shoes for your feet is probably the pair that looks the best, feels comfortable, and falls within your price range. But choosing the correct shoe is much more important than most people realise. Not only do we spend most of the day with our shoes on, the type of shoes we wear will gradually shape our feet over the course of years. This means if we choose the wrong one, we could end up with problems such as hammertoes or fallen arches. In this blog, we’re going to help you identify what type of shoes you should be wearing.

Does your child need a podiatrist

One of the most important aspects of being a parent is making sure your child is healthy. Not only do children understand less about their health than their parents do, when they know something is wrong, they will often try to hide it to avoid a trip to the doctor. There are so many different aspects of a child’s health & safety to monitor that it can sometimes be overwhelming, and some things can slip under the radar. In this blog, we will outline some of the biggest signs to look out for that indicate your child may have a foot problem.

Winter Foot Care Tips

Winter Foot Care Tips

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the weather dramatically shift from a beautiful, calm summer to temperate, dramatic storms...In this blog, we’re going to lay out several tips to taking care of your feet throughout the winter.

Avoiding Foot & Ankle Injuries While Exercising

Avoiding Foot & Ankle Injuries While Exercising

Sustaining a foot or ankle injury is one of the worst things that could happen. Even the slightest misstep can result in a painful injury that can take us out of action for weeks or months on end. In order to help you avoid this kind of disappointment, we have compiled a list of ways to prevent foot and ankle injuries.

4 Amazing Toenail Care Tips to Try Right Now

So with our feet on display, many of us are thinking how we can make sure they look and feel as best as they can. But whether you’re showing them off in summer or wrapping them up in winter, taking care of your toenails is something we should all be conscious of. In this blog, we will look at a few of the top tips to help keep your nails beautiful and healthy.

5 Effective Natural Foot Odour Remedies

5 Effective Natural Foot Odour Remedies

Whether you’re an active individual or simply feeling the summer heat, nobody likes to experience foot odour. Fortunately, there are lots of different home remedies you can try yourself that will help you tackle this issue. Here, we’re going to look at several easy ways to tackle foot odour at home.

Common Summer Foot Problems

Common Summer Foot Problems

The likes of sunburn, dehydration, and difficulty sleeping are some of the more well-known issues we have in summer, but the effects that this season can have on our feet are usually overlooked. Today we will look at some of the most common foot problems people experience during summer, and what you can do to keep your feet healthy.