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Exercise Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Regular exercise is essential for good health and wellbeing, but all sorts of problems arise when you don’t do it correctly and according to PT in Motion, sports and recreation-related injuries top 8.6 million annually! Exercise injuries often occur in the feet,...

Eat For Your Feet

You probably consider your diet when thinking about your heart, blood pressure or weight, but did you know that poor eating habits have a direct impact on foot health? A few changes to your diet will help to prevent or alleviate several painful and debilitating foot...

What Does a Podiatrist Do?

Everyone knows podiatrists deal with things like corns and bunions, but you may not realise their expertise goes a lot further.   April is Foot Health Month so there’s no better time to discover just what your podiatrist can do for you – and, it goes a lot...

Foot Care for Arthritis Sufferers

Arthritis is a painful and sometimes crippling disease. It takes various forms but they all cause swelling, stiffness and pain in the joints, which can easily lead to loss of mobility. It’s most common in people over 50, but it can occur at any age. With so many...

Abnormal Gait and What It Means for You

To most of us, walking feels like the most natural, carefree movement. But there is a lot of work that goes into each careful step, through our strength, coordination and balance. Abnormal gait is the term given to an unusual walking pattern – or ‘gait’ – as a result...

Foot Problems in Children

Your feet support your entire body weight, so it isn’t surprising that even kids can experience foot problems from an early age. Left untreated, these issues can return in later life and lead to further complications. Estimates suggest that foot problems affect 75% to...

The Best Shoes for Reducing Overpronation

When you take a step, it’s perfectly natural for your foot to roll inwards slightly. The movement even has a special name: pronation. It occurs when your weight is being transferred from your heel to the front of your foot, temporarily flattening your arch. However,...

Foot Strengthening for Walkers and Hikers

Being one of the few forms of exercise that is free, simple and relatively easy to do, The College of Podiatry recommends walking as a natural way to stay fit and healthy. Just walking an extra 20 minutes a day will burn more than 3kg of body fat per year, as well as...

Top Tips for an Injury Free Winter Sports Holiday

Every year an increasing number of people enjoy winter sports holidays, so it’s inevitable that we see more patients with related injuries seeking professional medical help. A French market research company found there are 1.5 million Brits geared up for at least one...

What Are Chilblains?

As we head into the coldest months of the year, it’s time to think about keeping our feet warm and healthy. It’s well known that our feet play a huge part in our ability to regulate our body temperature, and while comfort is a good enough reason to keep your toes...