Summit Pedorthics: OUCH! Shin Splints

Summit Pedorthics: OUCH! Shin Splints   Are you familiar with these painful shin pains? The term “shin splints” refers to pain running along the inner side of the tibia. Shin splints are very common! Many people suffer from these pains after running or long periods of exercise. Dancers are also very prone to this ailment. They can be caused by

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Summit Pedorthics: Activity, Exercise, and Limited Mobility

Summit Pedorthics: Activity, Exercise, and Limited Mobility   Many people who are limited in their ability, mobility, or bound to wheelchairs often struggle with finding a workout plan that is enough, but gentle enough not to upset the body. Some would believe that exercise is impossible once they are wheelchair bound. This is just not the case, and this sort

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Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: Exercise is Key!

Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: Exercise is Key! If you are a person who suffers from any heart condition, you have probably been told to watch what you eat and get your exercise hundreds of times! For good reason though! Exercise and nutrition are our first defenses against anything bad happening to our bodies. Just as you know what would happen

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Pronation & Supination: Foot Wear & Extra Care

Pronation & Supination: Foot Wear & Extra Care ~ If you’ve got pronation, or supination, you’ve most likely already met with a Pedorthist or Podiatrist, gotten your custom pair of orthotics made, and have been diligently working them into your everyday shoe wearing routine. If you have NOT done those things yet, then please begin there! Most cases of pronation

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Pronation & Supination: What You Should Know

Pronation & Supination: What You Should Know ~ There are two main words used when someone’s feet are turning in, or turning out. These are “pronation” and “supination.” These terms best describe the way the foot naturally moves through the motions, while running or walking, and is sometimes called the “running gait.” If your feet turn in, or out, this

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What is a Pedorthist? And Other Foot Related Lingo

What is a Pedorthist? And Other Foot Related Lingo “You should see your orthopedic specialist.” Excuse me, what? “Make an appointment with your favorite Podiatrist.” Uhm, where? “Have you talked to your Certified Pedorthist about your Plantar Fasciitis yet?” Pedorthist? Plantars what?! If this is you, don’t worry! I’ll do my best to explain. For starters, I am a Certified Pedorthist.

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High Heels, Your Feet & You!

High Heels, Your Feet, and You!   Lots of women like to wear high heels, some because they have to for their line of work (pretty draconian), and some because its, “the fashion” and some actually feel better in heels! Lets do a breakdown of the whys. First is fashion. Every dress shoe company announces a new style every season

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Plantar Fasciitis: When Home Treatment isn’t Helping

Plantar Fasciitis: When Home Treatment isn’t Helping   When you have had Plantar Fasciitis for a long period of time, and even though you were doing everything in our Part 1, it did not make a difference. It is possible that you may have a spur that is putting pressure on the plantar fascia. It is probably time to see a

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Tips for Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Tips for Plantar Fasciitis Relief The beginning symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis usually occur with that first step out of bed in the morning (OUCH!), as you just want to jump back into bed! Some folks have intermittent pain throughout the day and if PF has been with you for a while you may have it when you`re at rest, too.

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Welcome to Summit Pedorthics

WELCOME TO SUMMIT PEDORTHICS Hello! Welcome to Summit Pedorthics! This is my first post, so I hope you all will bear with me as I fumble my way through this. First, I want to thank the people that made this possible. My wife Kathy especially for believing in me. Secondly, my daughter for setting up this wonderful site. She is

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