Learn About Foot Conditions

Tuesday, 2 February 2016  |  Admin
Find The Perfect Seasonal Insole

Misleading sunshine combined with gale force winds, icy mornings leading to mild afternoons and plunging into cold nights, youíve got to love the British winter. One part of you that probably doesnít love it at all is your feet. Finding the perfect footwear is hard at the best of times but when the weather is being as marvellously temperamental as only Blighty can deliver, it becomes trickier than ever. Insoles are a great year-round companion (of course weíd say that) but donít be afraid to switch it up as we head into spring, or back into winter, depending on what the weather feels like today.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015  |  Admin
What is Hallux Limitus?

Hallux Limitus may sound complicated, but to put it in slightly simpler terms, itís the early stages of what eventually becomes arthritis of the big toe or Hallux Rigidus. The condition directly affects the functionality of the joint of the big toe and, as the name suggests, limits the toeís range of motion.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015  |  Admin
Symptoms of Heel Spurs

Hurting heels? You might be suffering from Heel Spurs, in fact you may be suffering from more than that! These bony outgrowths, caused by strain on the muscles of the foot, can be triggered by other, more painful conditions. While around half of all Heel Spurs will do a pretty good job of hurting all by themselves, for those placed under the foot this may also be a sign of Plantar Fasciitis, just as those placed at the back of the heel may be pointing to a case of Achilles Tendonitis. It's worth knowing that Heel Spurs don't cause either of these conditions, but that the reverse can be true.

Monday, 21 December 2015  |  Admin
Supination vs. Pronation: Rolling with the Motion

When we place our feet on the ground, the foot will roll to compensate for the movement and the pressure being placed on the foot and ankle. For some people, it rolls just the right amount.

But for some, the foot does not roll enough. For others, it rolls too far. Both cause issues.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015  |  John
What Is Plantar Fibroma?

A plantar fibroma is a knot of tissue embedded in the plantar fascia Ė the band of tissue which connects the heel and the toes. The plantar fascia acts as a shock absorber for your foot, taking the impact your foot feels whenever you walk or run.

Thursday, 27 August 2015  |  John
What is Foot Drop?

Foot drop (also known as drop foot) is a muscular weakness or paralysis which makes it difficult for you to lift the front part of your foot. Itís not a disease, but a sign of an underlying condition. It can be temporary, or it can be permanent. Because itís not a disease itself, there are a number of different variables to it.

Monday, 10 August 2015  |  Alex
Download Our Free e-Book on Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that affects untold amounts of people across the world. Though it may not be a life-threatening condition and it may not leave you bed-bound, people who suffer from plantar fasciitis will tell you just how unpleasant it is. The pain and symptoms of plantar fasciitis can seriously affect your quality of life and even though the condition may wax and wane, it can be difficult to rid yourself completely.

Thursday, 6 August 2015  |  Admin
What are Bone Spurs?

Bone Spurs, also known as Osteophytes, are bony growths that form next to the joints and can be found all around the body, not just the foot. As we at Shoe Insoles are all about foot health, weíve already to filled you in and are always ready to help you out with Heel Spurs (or Calcaneal Spurs), but we can help you with other bone spurs, too.

Monday, 3 August 2015  |  John
What are High Arches?

High arches (also known as cavus foot or pes cavus) are where your arch is arched higher than normal. Itís the opposite of flat feet, much less common and much more problematic. High arches place more strain and pressure on your metatarsal area (the part of your foot between the ankle and the toes.

Monday, 20 July 2015  |  Admin
What is Runner's Knee?

Runnerís Knee, also known as patellofemoral knee pain, is the name given to a pain and discomfort originating in the knee joint.

Like those tricky little bones that cause Sesamoiditis in your foot, your knee is also one big Sesamoid, a bone that isnít directly connected to other bones, but held in place exclusively by tendons and muscles, both of which are far more vulnerable to injury. Runnerís Knee is caused by precisely this damage being dealt to the muscles around your kneecap (patella). It is not a serious problem but a sore knee is probably your bodyís way of telling you to make a change to your walking routine before those serious issues do start to arise.


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