Thursday, 28 September 2017
For many hard-working people who spend most of the day on their feet, cracked heels can quickly become a fact of life. If you are nodding your head right now, then you may be glad to hear that things can change. We are here to help you get rid of cracked, dry and rough skin on your feet once and for all.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 | Admin
Misleading sunshine combined with gale force winds, icy mornings leading to mild afternoons and plunging into cold nights, you’ve got to love the British winter. One part of you that probably doesn’t 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 we’d say that) but don’t 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
Hallux Limitus may sound complicated, but to put it in slightly simpler terms, it’s 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 toe’s range of motion.
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 | Admin
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
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
A plantar fibroma is a knot of tissue embedded in the plantar fascia – 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
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. It’s not a disease, but a sign of an underlying condition. It can be temporary, or it can be permanent. Because it’s not a disease itself, there are a number of different variables to it.
Monday, 10 August 2015 | Alex
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
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, we’ve 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.
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High arches (also known as cavus foot or pes cavus) are where your arch is arched higher than normal. It’s 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.