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.


2 Major Ailments That Would Require Foot Surgery

If there is a part of the body that tend to be overlooked, it has to be the foot. Although this part of your anatomy bears the brunt of carrying all your weight as you perambulate from one location to another, chances are you only pay attention to your feet when you start experiencing pain or discomfort. Since feet are used on a daily basis, they are bound to acquiring some abnormalities due to ill-fitting shoes, incorrect posture and a myriad of other reasons. Read More 

Food for the Sole: 3 Nutrition Tips for Gout

Gout is a painful form of arthritis that occurs mainly in the feet and is usually caused by a diet rich in fat and protein. Those with gout suffer excruciating pain due to large deposits of uric acid crystals in their foot joints. Thankfully, this pain can be easily remedied by identifying which foods cause a build up of these acid crystals and which ones can prevent them. If you suffer with gout, these are 3 nutrition tips you need. Read More 

Burning Feet: Tips on How to Cool the Burning Sensation Naturally

When you occasionally experience a painful hot sensation in your feet, it is easy to assume that the pain is normal after a long walk or a tiresome day. But what if it is not and instead you are a victim of burning feet? Burning feet is a condition related to various medical conditions including diabetes and neuropathy which involves damage of nerves in the legs. It causes numbness or paresthesia—a pins and needles sensation—and at times, it may deny you a comfortable night's sleep. Read More 

What Is Bursitis of the Heel?

The bursa is a small fluid-filled sack that's purpose is to protect the muscles and tendons around your heel. It's located just below the Achilles tendon and prevents friction between your heel bone and the surrounding muscles when you use your foot. The bursa can become inflamed as a result of overexertion such as starting a strenuous fitness regime or ramping up your training too quickly and this condition is known as bursitis of the heel. Read More 

How to Reduce High Heel Hangover

Much as a lot has been said about the dangers of wearing high heels, many women cannot do without them. This is because high heels make the wearer look very fashionable and smart. This article discusses some steps you can take in order to protect yourself from the risks of long-term use of high-heeled shoes: Pad Pressure Spots If you have bunions (swelling on the joint of the big toe) or other pressure points, pad them so that they are protected from irritation. Read More