I’ve Got A Bunion

Bunion formation is a common foot problem that can start as early as the pre-teen years. It is far more prevalent in women. A bunion is a deformity of the great toe joint. It is also called Hallux Valgus. The great toe deviates toward the small toe side of the foot. The first metatarsal bone, which is one of the five long bones in the foot that helps make up the instep or ball of the foot, joins with the phalanges of the great toe to form the joint that deviates. The first metatarsal deviates in the opposite direction of the phalanges.... Continue reading

How Should I Select a Pair of Work Shoes

Picking out a pair of everyday or work shoes isn't something to worry about is it? Wrong! The proper shoe will give the support required to put less strain on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine. A poor shoe fit and support increases strain on the joints but also may compromise good blood circulation which can result........ Continue reading

Painful Heel and Arch

Heel and arch pain are the most common foot complaints of individuals over the age of 40. The group that most commonly experiences heel and arch pain consist of middle-aged women. In addition, active athletes and people working on hard surfaces or walking great distances are susceptible to plantar fascitis and developing heel spurs or sore arches..... Continue reading

Orthotics for Foot Pain

Foot, arch and heel pain are common complaints at some time during our adult life. The feet take a considerable amount of stress every day. Included in this stress are poor fitting shoes, biomechanical problems and the surface we stand on daily. One effective action patients can take is to utilize...... Continue reading

Foot and Ankle Injuries

A sprained ankle is a very common injury. It's not only a sports injury, but our activities of daily living can be contributing to this problem. From unsteady high heels, stepping in a hole in the sidewalk to slipping on the ice can precipitate an ankle sprain. What can be done to treat your sprained ankle..... Continue reading

Relieve Heel Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

For anyone who is on their feet for any length of time, plantar fasciitis can be a significant problem. The inability to walk for any distance or stand poses a problem at home, work or recreation. Plantar fasciitis can be controlled and resolved with some careful treatment planning and exercise..... Continue reading

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