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

Prevalent Foot Problems in Children

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     "   I also struggled with painful aching feet. I used these inserts for a few months and now I am pain free.   "    Simon     Reasons for Foot Problems in Children We are seeing more and more children with foot problems, and at a younger and younger age! Why is this? Rapid Growth: A very common cause for achilles and calf muscle pain is rapid ...
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Foot Deformities

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What is the one single thing that can have the greatest effect on deformed feet, whether by birth defect, disease or accident? Movement!! Scar tissue needs continual massage to loosen up. Torn or damaged tendons need gentle stretch/massage exercise to heal and strengthen. Surgically repaired bone structures need strong muscle structures to support ...
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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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Tired, Aching Legs

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Women and the elderly suffer most from tired, aching legs, but men who stand long hours, especially in one position, may be affected too. Symptoms A dull ache behind the knee or in the calf muscles A burning, pulling feeling in leg muscles Painful weariness or restlessness in legs at night Causes A common cause of tired, aching legs is poor blood c...
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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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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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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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