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Blog on foot and posture pain, problems and all related subjects.

Back Pain

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Lower Back Pain Many people experience tiredness and pain in the lower back, especially when standing for many hours or working in a bent over, or other strained position. It is often seen as a normal part of one’s work or growing older, but in fact, pain is the body’s way of telling us there is something wrong. Causes of Back Pain Poor body postur...
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Heel Pain

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Heel Pain Heel pain can be due to Achilles Tendonitis, Sever’s Disease (children) and other conditions, but the most common one is Plantar Fasciitis, which may include a heel spur. Fasciitis is becoming more and more prevalent, partially because of hard surfaces and the trend towards very thin, flat shoe soles. Bone structure is pounded and there i...
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Standing Long Hours? Attention Foot Sloggers!

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Attention Teachers, Nurses, Hairdressers, Physios, Dentists, Surgeons, Pharmacists, Tradesmen, Factory Workers... in fact, everyone who spends their working hours on their feet!! Do you stand for long hours and have sore, tired feet at the end of the day? Have you found yourself looking for softer and softer shoes? Wearing thicker soles? Or wearing...
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Why Soft Steps® Relieve Most Foot and Posture Problems

Why Soft Steps® Relieve Most Foot and Posture Problems
Anyone following our blogs may be wondering how come we can claim Soft Steps ® to be the answer to so many varied problems! So today we are going to describe exactly how Soft Steps ® work, and why they are so effective in treating just about any and every kind of foot ailment and also joint pain in any part of the skeletal structure. The most basic...
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Plantar Fasciitis – Cause and Cure

Plantar Fasciitis – Cause and Cure
Plantar Fasciitis Cause A search on the web will turn up a host of information on plantar fasciitis, but there is a basic sameness throughout, because there are just two fundamental causes for the problem – Too much pressure on the heel bone, or calcaneus; and Tension, or tightness, in the plantar fascia, with a related tightness in the calf muscle...
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Flat Feet

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How can we help Flat Feet? A great many people are afflicted with flat feet and in most cases it is a genetic condition, that is, something we were born with. But what does it really mean? A bad case of flat feet typically has a footprint that looks something like this - a narrow heel, widening to a broad forefoot, with no noticeable arch at all. T...
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Bunions – Why and What to Do

Bunions – Why and What to Do
Why do Bunions form? Bunions are often seen as the result of wearing improper foot wear – tight shoes, high heels, etc. – causing an uneven distribution of weight. This may indeed be a contributing factor. Structural malformation (hereditary or otherwise), arthritic conditions and other causes are also possible factors. But we generally underestima...
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Foot Ailments and Problems

Foot Ailments and Problems
Foot ailments and problems Foot ailments and problems can be classified according to the part of the foot that is affected. Forefoot Problems Bunions, hammertoes, corns, calluses, neuromas and burning toes are all problems of the forefoot and are often seen as the result of tight or ill-fitting footwear. But, although shoes may be a contributing fa...
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Feet and Posture

Feet and Posture
This diagram shows poor posture in relation to poorly aligned feet and good posture in relation to well-balanced feet. Flat feet are often the result of inherent low muscle tone or a weak muscle structure. The collapse of the arches may cause severe pronation (or inward roll) of the foot and this, in turn, leads to knock knees and misalignment of t...
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Soft-Step® Provides Unique Alternative Pain Relief for Foot Problems

Soft-Step® Provides Unique Alternative Pain Relief for Foot Problems
​Why do 87% of the population have foot problems? The uneven distribution of weight – misalignment – and the pressure of hard surfaces, cause many of our foot problems. Pressure from hard surfaces pounds the bone structure of the feet – there is no 'give' or spring. Our feet need shock absorption, just as a vehicle does, to provide a softer, sweete...
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The use of the Soft-Steps® are not intended to guarantee a cure or prevent any foot disease, health condition or any related ailments. The Seller is not liable for any incidental or consequential injuries or medical complications caused by using the goods. The Buyer hereby acknowledges responsibility for consulting a medical practitioner if necessary or at the recommendation of the Seller.

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