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Woman with Morton’s Neuroma participates in first Run

Despite a case of Morton’s Neuroma, Breast Cancer Now leader Lynn Parfey participated in her first ever run at the recent Great North Run as a commitment to the dying words of her friend Shirley Garman. Parfey endured the excruciating pain in her feet to take on the 13.1 mile challenge in Garman’s memory. “I’m … Continue reading Woman with Morton’s Neuroma participates in first Run

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot. Other areas of the foot can also be susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding … Continue reading Morton’s Neuroma

Five Benefits of Ankle Foot Orthotics

Compared to drugstore inserts, orthotics tend to have many more advantages; people should consider the following five benefits to ankle foot orthotics. Customized orthotics are designed professionally to ensure they personally fit the user. Any specific modifications or changes needed can also be included in a patient’s orthotics design. Orthotics are especially useful in relieving … Continue reading Five Benefits of Ankle Foot Orthotics

Ankle Foot Orthotics For Athletes

Ankle and foot orthotics, known as AFOs, are custom-made inserts, shaped and contoured to fit inside a shoe and used to correct an irregular walking gait or provide cushioning. Orthotics come in a variety of different models and sizes, including both over the counter and customizable variants. Customizable ones should be prescribed through a podiatrist … Continue reading Ankle Foot Orthotics For Athletes

Jordan Henderson breaks Foot while Training

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool has recently broken his right foot during training. The midfielder had just returned to training after receiving treatment for a heel injury in the United States. This new injury will keep Henderson out for up to eight weeks, according to Press Association Sport. If he remains out, he will miss important … Continue reading Jordan Henderson breaks Foot while Training

Why an Orthotic?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

There are many different conditions that orthotics can be used for. Orthotics are important for certain foot types. People who have collapsing arches (pronation/flat feet) with ambulation can use an orthotic to help support the arch. Patients with collapsing arches tend to develop bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis which can all be slowed down or … Continue reading Why an Orthotic?! Lonnie Kaplan DPM

Daily Foot Care for Diabetics

To prevent various foot problems that are known to occur in diabetics such as decreased blood flow to the lower extremities and nerve damage, diabetics should practice regular preventative measures. A simple daily foot care regimen can include washing the feet with mild soap and warm water, carefully drying the feet, and examining the feet … Continue reading Daily Foot Care for Diabetics

Diabetic Foot Care

Millions of people are affected with diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes neuropathy (nerve damage). Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important that the feet are well taken care of, or else … Continue reading Diabetic Foot Care

5 Points to enhance Foot Care

Basic foot care is something many people overlook. Considering that the feet are some of the body’s most used extremities, many people should consider 5 points to help take care of their feet: shoes, socks, nails, dryness, and calluses. Try to avoid wearing the same pair of shoes everyday and instead try to stagger two … Continue reading 5 Points to enhance Foot Care