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

Stability for the Elderly

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Stability and balance usually decline at least a little, as we grow older. Why? Muscle Deterioration Some of it may have to do with brain function deteriorating, but a lot of it is purely physical. The renewal rate of cells slows – this is the whole meaning of ‘ageing’. Muscles, ligaments and tendons lose both strength and flexibility. Many feel th...
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Preventing Injury

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How do we Prevent Injury? Some people seem to be injury prone – but usually there is an underlying cause. Poor balance, weak muscles, tight muscles, misalignment, etc. Various aids are used to reduce risks – ankle or knee guards, strapping, arch supports, special footwear, gum guards, goggles, head bands, helmets, visors and the like... There is, h...
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How to Improve Your Golf

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What It Is About There are many technical aspects to the improvement of golfing ability, but today we want to reveal and talk about a different approach, which can improve, not only ability, but comfort and pleasure as well. In Golf one immediately thinks ‘swing’... but what is the foundation of a good, balanced swing? Stance, Stability, Control......
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Inner Soles / Sports Orthotics

Inner Soles / Sports Orthotics
The first thing to ask is - ‘What do I want Sport inner soles or Sports Orthotics to do for me?’ Probably the most important thing generally is shock absorption. Many sports shoes are designed specifically with this in mind and all kinds of gel, air and fancy technology are used to provide more and more effective cushioning. This is fine, but any m...
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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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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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