Looking good in orthotics

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Looking good in orthotics

I had a bad car accident as a teenager, and now one of my legs is a little shorter than the other. I need to wear an orthotic support on the foot which is on the shorter leg or I get all sorts of pains and issues. It can be tricky to find shoes that look cool and let you have orthotics inside, particularly if you work in a professional environment and can't wear sneakers each day! This site has my tips on looking like a professional working person while still looking after your podiatric health and great shoes that let you stay comfortable and wear your orthotics without looking unprofessional.



What to Do About Foot Pain in Late Pregnancy

If you're reading this, chances are you've entered your last trimester and have begun to experience foot pain. While most pregnant women experience aching feet during their last trimester, serious foot pain is not the most common pregnancy ailment. It happens for a variety of reasons. The most obvious cause is your rapidly expanding tummy. The combination of extra weight and the shift in balance your tummy creates influences your posture and stance. Read More 

Bunions – Identification and Causes

Foot problems manifest in a host of ways. From debilitating pain to swelling or even a dull ache, you are bound to experience an issue with your foot at one point or another in your life. However, some people are under the misassumption that it will go away on its own so they take their foot problems lightly. In truth, left undeterred, what started a minor problem will eventually get worse, and you could end up needing surgical intervention. Read More 

3 Tips for Runners Struggling With Plantar Fasciitis

Characterised by pain in the heel or arch of the foot, plantar fasciitis is a condition that derails many runners' training. If you have plantar fasciitis, you will probably notice that the pain is worst at the start of the morning or when you get up from sitting for a long time. Taking a break from running can help to reduce the pain, but unless you address the root cause it will probably come back. Read More 

Why Does Your Podiatrist Want to See Your Running Shoes?

If you have a persistent running injury that is affecting your feet or lower legs, then your podiatrist may ask you to bring your running shoes along to an appointment. Foot and leg problems that won't go away may be caused by biomechanical issues. While your podiatrist may be able to fix your problem, it may come back if the factors that caused your injury remain the same. What can your running shoes tell your podiatrist about your problems? Read More 

Yoga and Flat Feet: Five Tips to Help

If you have flat feet, many yoga poses can be hard to manage, and your feet, ankles and calves may experience pain during yoga just as they may experience pain whilst doing other activities. However, yoga can be good for your body as well as your flat feet. You just need a few tips to succeed: 1. Adjust poses as needed. Every beginning yogi and even some advanced yogis need to adjust poses to work with their body and skill level. Read More