Flat Feet Explained

Posted on: 23 March 2015

Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, is a condition that causes you to have no gap between the arch of your foot and the ground. This can lead to changes in the way you walk or stand and put too much pressure on the muscles, joints and ligaments in your feet and lower legs. Here's what you need to know about flat feet: Causes There's not always a clear reason for having flat feet, but common causes include:
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Causes and Treatment Options for Pain in the Ball of Your Foot

Posted on: 23 March 2015

Metatarsalgia is the term used to describe pain in the ball of your foot, which can be caused by a number of conditions. The pain is generally worse when you walk or stand and it can feel like you have stones in your shoe or present as a more general ache across the ball of your foot. The pain often develops gradually and can leave your foot feeling tender. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain, so here's an overview of common causes and treatment options:
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Avoiding Bad Habits That Can Cause Calcaneal Spurs

Posted on: 19 March 2015

Of all the conditions that can affect your feet, heel spurs are among the most awkward and difficult to deal with. Properly known as calcaneal spurs, and sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'bone' spurs, these vicious little spikes growing within your feet can be utterly harmless, but many become excruciatingly painful if not treated. However, these spurs will, unless you're very unlucky, only appear to cause trouble if you make basic mistakes in foot care in the way you walk and treat your feet every day
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Natural foot care for kids

Posted on: 17 March 2015

Everyone loves to see their kids enjoying the great outdoors, running barefoot in the sunshine, wearing nothing but T-shirts and shorts. Their feet are unconstrained by shoes, stretching and growing straight and strong. As a bonus, there are no muddy trainers to clean! However, summer can bring hazards for tender young soles, both in the bush and at the beach. If your child's foot needs care after being out and about, why not turn to nature for the remedies too?
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