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: Trench Foot

Summit Pedorthics: Trench Foot Trench foot? Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? “Trench foot” is described by the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as immersion foot. Immersion foot happens when a persons’ foot is wet for extended periods of time. This is a completely preventable and treatable condition. This problem first arose with soldiers fighting in the

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Bunions, Calluses & Corns- Oh My! Part 1: Bunions

Bunions, Calluses & Corns- Oh My! Part one: Bunions ~ Welcome Fall! Happy October! If you’ve ever had a bunion, you know that they can be some of the most painful things to deal with! A bunion usually occurs at the base of the big toe, right at the joint. This means that all of the body weight, with each

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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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Summit Pedorthics: The Basics of Plantar Fasciitis

Summit Pedorthics: The Basics of Plantar Fasciitis You’re waking up one day, taking a few steps out of bed, when out of nowhere you fall back down to the mattress, bouncing dramatically, holding your foot, screaming in agony. The sharp, stabbing pains are now shooting through your heel and foot. They ease, sometimes, if you rest your leg, but as

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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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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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