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

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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What your Footprint tells about your Health and Posture

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In some ways a footprint tells a very clear story ... everyone knows the difference between a flat foot and a high arch. But there are much more subtle messages too. Roughly the forefoot represents upper body, mid foot represents the knees and hips and the heel is related to lower back. A well balanced foot would look something like this... And a w...
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Automatic Foot Exercise

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Exercise Most people today are aware of the importance of exercise! Because so many professions and jobs are not very physical, more and more people are joining gymnasiums and exercise or sports clubs in order to have fitter, healthier bodies. But feet are sadly neglected on the exercise scene! Many feel their feet are well exercised while running,...
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Wearing Foot Correctors versus Surgery

Wearing Foot Correctors versus Surgery
Downside of surgery Solutions, or even relief, for foot problems is often tricky because we need our feet all the time and therapy and medication usually amount to no more than temporary pain relief. The last resort, when sufferers are really desperate, is surgery. The downside of surgery is: Pain, trauma and weeks (sometimes even months) out of ac...
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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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How Soft Step® Foot Correctors are Different from Inner Soles

How Soft Step® Foot Correctors are Different from Inner Soles
Soft Step ® Foot Correctors are very different, and cannot be compared to ordinary innersoles. Differences between Soft Steps ® and other Inner Soles Most inner soles support the medial arch only. Soft Steps ® support all three arches of the foot simultaneously and in ratio ! This is very important and affects the centre of gravity of the body, whi...
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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

Flat Feet
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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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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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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Foot Fitness – The Missing Link

Foot Fitness – The Missing Link
Why is Foot fitness the missing link? Fitness in any limb, or part of the body, can only be achieved by exercising the moving parts, i.e. muscles, tendons and ligaments. Therefore movement builds fitness! Human feet all have 26 bones, but many more moving parts. So, as in any area, the right exercise, stimulation and movement will produce a foot th...
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The Ideal Foot

The Ideal Foot
There is no such thing as a perfect foot. But there is certainly an ideal foot - ideal in shape, alignment and functionality. All human bone structures are basically the same, but the form can become distorted when muscles and ligaments pull it out of shape. ​ What does an ideal foot look like? This foot print represents a well-balanced and well al...
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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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