10 tips on foot care
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Your feet take the weight of your whole body, so foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort and affect the way you walk. This can in turn cause knee, hip and back pain. The good news is that looking after your feet can prevent most of these problems. Investing a bit of time and thought
17 Feb, 2016
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Written by ELENA POULIOU
Happy feet!
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How happy are your feet? Moisturize Dry winter air and cold temperatures can take a toll on skin. Moisturize feet daily to help avoid dry, cracked and irritated skin. Exercise your feet  Stretching is a good way to avoid muscle cramps. Stave off toe cramps by raising, pointing and curling your toes for five seconds. Repeat
14 Feb, 2016
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Ankle Stiffness and its Relationship to Flat Feet and Overpronation
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Ankle Stiffness and its Relationship to Flat Feet and Overpronation »

Limited ankle mobility is a common finding in people with flat feet and over pronation problems. When the ankle joint is stiff, the body has to compensate for the lost motion by increasing movement at other locations. This compensation often happens in the joints below the ankle leading to excessive pronation and a collapsing of
12 Feb, 2016
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Foot care for older people
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Foot care for older people »

You're more prone to foot problems like corns, blisters and foot infections in later life as the skin becomes thinner and less elastic. But painful or uncomfortable feet aren't a natural part of ageing, and can be alleviated. If you’re having trouble looking after your feet, you're not alone. Age UK reports that nearly one
20 Sep, 2015
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Heel Spur
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A heel spur is a bone growth at the bottom of the foot, the place where the plantar fascia is inserted. In a radiograph it has the appearance of a prominent bone. The spur is the most frequent pathological condition that involves the heel. Because of the area of pain, it may cause some controversy
18 Sep, 2015
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Written by NIKOS DRAKOS
Restless leg syndrome
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Restless leg syndrome »

Restless leg syndrome (RLS, restless legs syndrome) is a common cause of painful legs. The leg pain of restless leg syndrome typically eases with motion of the legs and becomes more noticeable at rest. Restless leg syndrome also features worsening of symptoms and leg pain during the early evening or later at night. Restless leg
16 Sep, 2015
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Equinus
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Equinus »

What do we mean when we refer to the term “Equinus”? Equinus can be refered as the problematic ankle joint or the ankle bone compartment, which simply means its limitation to dorsiflex. It has been a primary concern in both podiatric and orthopedic societies. Most of the time this condition accompanies or compensates with other
14 Sep, 2015
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Written by NIKOS DRAKOS
Hallux Limitus
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Medically, the big toe is referred to as the hallux. Hallux limitus is a progressive arthritic condition that limits the motion and function of the hallux, usually at the big-toe joint. The big-toe joint is located where the first metatarsal bone and proximal phalanx meet, or at the base where your foot and toes meet.
9 Sep, 2015
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Raynaud’s phenomenon
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Raynaud's phenomenon is a spasm of the arteries supplying the extremities such as the fingers, toes, ears or nose which causes pain and bluish/white, cold skin in the affected body part. The exact disease process involved in the condition is not yet clear but it is likely that many different factors play a part in
7 Sep, 2015
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Written by KATERINA KALYKAKI
High arched feet
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High arched feet tend to have a small foot print surface. Observing thefootprint left in the soil or the wet footprint on a cement floor shows the area of the foot on the ground. The force exerted on this small footprint is likely to be higher than average arched feet. This canresult in corns and
6 Sep, 2015
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Written by NIKOS DRAKOS
Corns
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Corns are thick hard skin areas like callouses, but usually are more painful to walk on. They are thicker and have a more central point of pain. For people with diabetes if you have a corn and it’s not painful, you need to see doctor as soon as possible. Special care may be required to
31 Aug, 2015
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Written by DIMITRA TSEKOURA
Muscles
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Muscles »

There are several ways of classifying the muscles of the foot: (1) By location or innervation (ventral an dorsal divisions of the plexus layer); (2) by development on the basis of their points of insertion (a posterior group in two layers and an anterior group); and (3) by function (i.e. extensors, flexors, adductors, and abductors).
20 Aug, 2015
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Broken Toe
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The toes are comprised of small bones (called phalanges), which are susceptible to breaking when exposed to blunt trauma. Most broken toes are called "stress" or "hairline" fractures, which means a small surface crack that's not serious enough to misalign the bones or break the skin's surface. Less commonly, a toe can be crushed such
14 Aug, 2015
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Diabetes and Foot Care
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Diabetes and Foot Care »

Foot care amongst diabetics is incredibly important as foot related complications are common for those of us with diabetes. Foot ulcers for example, which affect as many as 1 out of 10 people with diabetes, can all to easily develop from blisters and small wounds to posing a threat of amputation. Even small ulcers on
13 Aug, 2015
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Leg exercises for children
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Leg exercises for children »

Ensuring that your child does a range of leg exercises can help him build needed muscle. In addition to maintaining healthy fitness levels, leg exercises for children can also help with sports by reducing the risk of injury. Bodyweight exercises for kids are ideal, as they will not excessively strain your child's young muscles and
13 Jul, 2015
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