Women have known for years that high heels are not good for their feet, and most will not deny that they can be extremely uncomfortable. Still, high heels remain an important fashion piece! It is understandable that women choose to wear heels, but it is also important to realize the potential damage that high heels can cause to your feet. Full Story
What is Sever's disease?
Sever's disease occurs in children when the part of the heel that is still growing, the growth plate, is injured. The foot is one of the first body parts in children to grow to full size. Typically this occurs in early puberty. During this time, bones often grow faster than surrounding muscles and tendons. As a result, muscles and tendons will become tight. The heel area is less flexible than other areas of the body and can be easily injured. During weight-bearing activity (activity performed while standing), the tight heel tendons may put too much pressure at the back of the heel (where the Achilles tendon attaches) resulting in injury.
"Flat feet were zapping my energy during the day and I knew it because whenever I stood up, my feet would roll inward and begin hurting when I walked. My back and neck pain left me going to my chiropractor two and three times a week. One day I got up and said, "Enough of this nonsense! There is an answer and I know what it is. It's shoes and orthotics for overpronation." Full Story
Hallux Rigidus and Hallux Limitus are the same foot disorder but at different stages of development. The condition brings on limited motion to the big toe or a stiff toe. When movement is restricted by a bone spur that restricts upper movement of the toe. When the joint is capable of motion, the condition is Hallux Limitus. However, if left untreated, the condition advances to Hallux Rigidus or what's known as "Rigid Toe". This condition exists when the big toe is rigid. That is, little to no motion is available. These conditions most commonly afflict people after the age of 30. Full Story
Arch Supports are specially designed apparatus that are placed in shoes to provide additional support for the arch of the foot. When people usually hear the word arch support a few things come to mind like the idea that they are only for flat feet, or are bulky and plastic like, and that they are only to be used for existing foot pain. Full Story