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Strapping for a Plantar Plate Tear

What is a plantar plate tear? A plantar plate tear is a reasonably common strain or partial tear of a strong ligament under the metatarsophalangeal joints in the ball of the foot. The pain is most commonly under the head … Continue reading

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Bunion Correctors

Can you doctor your own feet with bunion correctors? These are a splint or brace that you are supposed to wear at night and they are alleged to correct bunions, but do they? A lot of questions get asked in … Continue reading

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Archies Arch Support Thongs

In Australia, they call thongs what the rest of the world call flip flops. This product is from Australia. These Archie Thongs are proving to be very popular with Podiatrists in Australia and they can make a useful adjunct to … Continue reading

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Shoes for Children

Moms and dads so often worry about their children’s teeth, eyes, and most other regions of the body, but don’t get worried so much over the growing feet. As many adult foot conditions can have their beginnings when people are … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Plantar Fasciitis

What is it? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults. It is a painful condition of the plantar fascia which is a long ligament that’s role is to pretty much support the arch of the … Continue reading

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Do MBT Shoes Work?

What are they? MBT shoes were originally development in Switzerland and were the first of the toning shoes to come on the market. These are shoes that are deliberately made unstable to encourage the muscles to work differently. The MBT … Continue reading

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Do magnetic insoles work?

What are they? These are insoles that have magnets embedded in them allegedly so that a magnetic field can be applied to the body. This allegedly has healing properties. Some of the claims for this are suggested to be due … Continue reading

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Foot Reading

Foot reading has become a recent trick doing the rounds at parties. There is a group of people known as foot readers who claim that they can determine a person’s personality by reading and looking at the characteristics of someone’s … Continue reading

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Functional Hallux Limitus

What is it? Functional hallux limitus is a problem in which the range of motion of the big toe (“hallux”) joint is limited (“limitus”) when the foot is weightbearing (“functional”). The limitation is not there when the foot is up … Continue reading

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How to Treat Bunions

What is it? A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe and is almost always accompanied with a hallux valgus, that is the deviation of the big toe to rewards the lesser toes. … Continue reading

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