I’ve Got A Bunion

Bunion formation is a common foot problem that can start as early as the pre-teen years. It is far more prevalent in women. A bunion is a deformity of the great toe joint. It is also called Hallux Valgus. The great toe deviates toward the small toe side of the foot. The first metatarsal bone, which […]

How Should I Select a Pair of Work Shoes

Picking out a pair of everyday or work shoes isn’t something to worry about is it? Wrong! The proper shoe will give the support required to put less strain on the joints of the lower extremities, pelvis and spine. A poor shoe fit and support increases strain on the joints but also may compromise good […]

Relieve Heel Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

Exercises to relieve heel pain from plantar fasciitis includes stretching the Achilles tendon and the calf muscles. This can be accomplished by placing one foot 6 to 12 inches in front of the other, and slowly squatting while keeping both heels on the floor. Lean against a table or sturdy chair to maintain balance. When the heel of the rear foot […]

Painful Heel and Arch

Heel and arch pain are the most common foot complaints of individuals over the age of 40. The group that most commonly experiences heel and arch pain consist of middle-aged women. In addition, active athletes and people working on hard surfaces or walking great distances are susceptible to plantar fascitis and developing heel spurs or […]

Foot and Ankle Injuries

Ankle Sprain Care Ankle sprain is a common event in contact sports. Anyone who has played soccer, football or other sports that include running and jumping has more than likely had anywhere from a mild to moderately severe ankle sprain. Other activities that can result in an ankle sprain include dance line, dance or working […]

Orthotics for Foot Pain

Foot, arch and heel pain are common complaints at some time during our adult life. The feet take a considerable amount of stress every day. Included in this stress are poor fitting shoes, biomechanical problems and the surface we stand on daily. One effective action patients can take is to utilize inexpensive orthotics that are […]