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Foot pain relief exercises - Part 1

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

Foot pain can be caused by all sorts of things. From standing for long periods to wearing tight or ill fitting shoes. Today, we would like to share two simple exercises that will get you started on the road to pain free feet. The first is a simple Calf Stretch. Wearing shoes with raised heals shortens calf muscles and the plantar fascia. To do this exercise, simply put the front part of your foot up on a slightly raised surface, and allow your heals to lower. Remember to keep your knees straight, and your feet pointed forward.  A great way to remember...

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Do you suffer from hallux valgus?

Posted by James Leuty on

It is a medical term that you probably have never heard of, but it's more commonly known as a bunion. Hallux refers to the big toe, and Valgus is a term meaning an outward angle. Bunions are caused when the big toe shifts and points towards the other toes.  This causes the metatarsal bone to protrude on the inner side of the foot.  When this bone shifts this way, it starts to rub on the inside of shoes and causes swelling and eventually leads to more bone to form at the joint, compounding the issue. While there is some research...

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