With so many people preparing for spring and autumn marathons, it’s a good time to take a look at how you can get yourself ready. When it comes to running, and marathons in particular, training is king. Your feet, however, are queen and they run (we couldn’t resist the pun) the household.
The Prende Warm Wax system is an innovative and hygienic treatment loved by many of our patients. This relaxing warm wax therapy is therapeutic and safe for everyone. It’s ideal for tired, sore or dry feet.
Warm Wax Benefits
Heat therapy increases blood flow, pain tolerance,
You may be in a line of work that requires you to be 120,000 hours on your feet, like chefs or nurses. Or you may just not be 18 anymore so you’ve started to feel the effects of poor shoes on your feet, hips and lower back.
Pains such as these could be the initial signs of several foot ailments,
Arthritis is a disease of the joints which causes them to become inflamed and stiffen. There are three types of arthritis. Rheumatoid, Osteo-arthritis and Gout.
Gout is the result of an imbalance of uric acid in the body, and affects more men that women.
The main symptom is waking up in the middle of the night with an acute throbbing pain in the big toe,
Most of us have suffered from foot perspiration and odour from time to time, yet for some people, sweaty feet are a persistent problem which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Sweaty feet are a complaint known as Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, and have a lot to do with how the sweat glands in this part of the body work.
When walking, your heels repeatedly hit the ground with considerable force. They have to be able to absorb the impact and provide a firm support for the weight of the body.
When pain develops in the heel, it can be very disabling, making every step a problem, affecting your posture.
There are various types of heel pain.
When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker to withstand the pressure. When this pressure becomes intense, growths, in the form of corns and callus, may appear.
Corns always occur over a bony prominence,
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection. It can lead to intense itching, cracked blistered or peeling area of skin, redress and scaling it can occur on moist, waterlogged skin especially between the fourth and fifth toes. Or on dry, flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot.
What causes it
It’s caused by a number of fungal species which you can pick up from anywhere (typically communal areas such as pools,
The position of the foot in the shoe and an often-narrow heel width can cause the ankle to become unstable, resulting in ankle sprains.
The calf muscle may shorten and tighten. Wearing high-heels for long periods – more than six months – may cause the calf muscle to become shortened over time.
At AA Podiatry we can also help with any sporting injuries to the feet. Most sports will see people on their feet for prolonged periods of time; this can cause many problems such as stress fractures and ankle sprains.
A Podiatrist can carry out an assessment of your feet and advise on how to improve performance with exercises and postures.