Children’s Shoes

Parents so often worry about their kid’s teeth, eyes, and most other regions of the body, but don’t get worried so much over the developing foot. Plenty of adult foot problems can have their origins when people are young, awareness to footwear in children can minimize the risk of these problems in adults. Importance of […]

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The Use of the Term ‘Overpronation’

Overpronation is among the most abused and misunderstood lingo in running as well as health professional groups, particularly when it relates to the prescription of running shoes. The main typical model of the design of various running shoes are derived from the thinking behind the normal or neutral posture of the feet. Pronation is when […]

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The Diabetic Foot

Diabetes has started to become so common, it is almost as though we have become complacent about it. The prevalence is increasing in most countries despite public health strategies are trying to take care of the obesity epidemic which is underpinning the diabetes problem. Diabetes has a number of complications that all join collectively to […]

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Cuboid Syndrome

The cuboid is a small cube shaped bone on the lateral side of the foot around about the middle of the foot. The bone is a little larger than a common gaming dice. The bone takes part in three joints and functions as a lever for the tendon of the peroneus longus muscle to pass […]

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Cracked Heels

Splits in the skin around the heel are frequent, are painful, and don’t look very good. This occurs when the fat pad under the heel expands out sideways under the heel and the dried-out skin cracks or splits to develop a heel fissure. A great way to fully understand these is to use the analogy […]

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Chinese Foot Binding

There is a old process from rural China which involved the binding of the feet of female young people to stop them from developing. It was a brutal practice and was very painful and disabling to the feet. It was done as a smaller sized foot was considered a desirable feature in the female and […]

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Barefoot Running

Running without shoes was all the rage not too long ago but interest in it and the number doing it have decreased considerably. It was a fad that continued for a couple of years and was largely influenced by social media commentary. This was a temporary trend towards barefoot running which started about 2009 with […]

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The Austin Bunionectomy

Bunions, or even more precisely, hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus occurs in numerous shapes or forms. The disorder is one of an enlargement of the big toe joint of the foot (bunion) and an pointing over of the big toe or hallux laterally in the direction of the other toes (abduction and valgus). They […]

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Asics Metarun Running Shoe

The ASICs Corporation is among the most well-known and widely used running shoes on the market. Like every running shoe model they carry on and innovate to keep that market leading standing. Asics already have a number of athletic shoes with diverse versions in order to meet the needs of a wide range of athletes. […]

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Affects the Foot

Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term inflammatory joint disease which normally affects the spine, but could impact any joints in the body as well as various other organ systems. The name ‘ankylosing’ means a fusing of the joints and ‘spondylitis’ refers to the spine. The disease impacts on about 0.1-0.2% of the population and tends to […]

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