The Orthofeet Blog

Common Foot Problems in Your 50s and Beyond

Oct 22 2018 Tags: Achilles Tendinitis, Arthritis, bunions, Gout, hammer toes, Heel Pain, Morton’s Neuroma, Osteoarthritis, Parakeratosis

Foot problems are a natural part of the aging process. They arise from the normal daily wear and tear of joints as well as thinning skin that becomes more fragile due to dryness and a loss of elasticity. We typically begin to see foot problems in our 40s and 50s, with some of the problems getting more severe or numerous as we age. Below is a list of the most common foot problems seen when we age, as well as a look at some treatment options for each condition. 1. Arthritis:  Arthritis is often a reality of aging. Osteoarthritis is what we think...

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How To Treat Foot Odor?

Sep 24 2018 Tags: bromodosis, foot odor, smelly feet

The medical term for smelly feet is bromodosis. It’s underlying cause - bacteria and moisture. Feet have sweat glands (about 250,000 actually) and the moisture caused by the sweat creates bacteria. In order to remove waste, bacteria breaks down dead skin cells and oils; it is this breakdown that can cause foot odor. The good news is that there are ways to fight foot odor. We’ve listed them below. Keep in mind that while it may seem like foot odor is a problem specific to the summer months, the truth is, foot odor can happen any time of year, so...

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How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Aug 29 2018

Managing your chronic heel pain Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commonly experienced causes of foot pain. Whilst it is common in athletes and other active individuals, less active groups of people can also acquire this ailment. Carrying a bit of extra weight and wearing shoes with inadequate arch support can both play big roles in causing this unpleasant and painful condition. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis commonly presents itself as a stabbing foot pain that is most likely to be exacerbated by your first few steps out of bed each morning. While the conditions name ‘plantar fasciitis’...

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Why are Orthopedic Shoes the Best Type of Footwear?

Aug 16 2018 Tags: Arch Support, extra depth, orthopedic heels, Orthopedic shoes, orthotic insoles, toe box

Why are Orthopedic Shoes the Best Type of Footwear? To answer this question, we should first consider why we need to wear shoes at all. The answer of course is that shoes protect our feet from objects which may hurt us; they are an important barrier to foot injuries such as punctures, cuts, scrapes, burns, and even frost bite. However, it’s not enough just to wear any pair of shoes. In fact, wearing shoes that are poorly made or shoes with insufficient cushion or support can do more harm than good. And this leads us to the question: Why are...

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Achilles Tendon Pain - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Jun 04 2018 Tags: Achilles tendinitis, Achilles tendon, Haglund’s deformity, Insertional Achilles tendonitis, Non-insertional Achilles tendonitis

What is Achilles tendinitis? Achilles tendinitis is painful and fairly common condition caused from inflammation, irritation or degeneration of the Achilles tendon - the large tendon that runs down the back of the lower leg. Are there different types of Achilles tendinitis? There are two types of Achilles tendonitis: insertional and non-insertional. Insertional Achilles tendonitis affects the lower portion of the Achilles tendon, where it attaches to the heel. Small tears and swelling are typical of this type of Achilles tendonitis and it is common in people with a Haglund’s deformity, a foot condition where the back of the heel...

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How To Choose The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

May 18 2018 Tags: orthopedic shoes, orthotics, plantar fasciitis

How To Choose The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common and persistent strain injury that causes a burning pain, in the heel or arch of the foot. Sometimes, with a few stretching exercises, a little rest, and perhaps a good pair of orthotics, the condition goes away, but not always. For the more severe cases, one of the first and most effective treatment options doctors suggest is proper shoes. Footwear can be directly related to foot pain and plantar fasciitis. This means that the right footwear can greatly affect your pain level as well as your speed of recovery. But what exactly is the right...

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bioheels - Innovative High Heels That Feel Like Sneakers

Apr 06 2018 Tags: Comfort Heels, Comfortable Heels, Comfortable High Heels, Comfortable Pumps, Heels, high heel shoes, Pumps, Pumps Shoes

Attention ladies! Orthofeet’s bioheels are unlike any high heels you’ve ever worn. When you slip these shoes on you’ll feel like you’re wearing a pair of sneakers, and not high-heeled dress shoes! bioheels include unique, innovative comfort features that will forever change what you think of high heels and pump shoes. Here are the special features that make Orthofeet’s high-heeled shoes so comfortable: Advanced Orthotic Insole: bioheels heels shoes include premium orthotic insoles with anatomical arch support, perforated soft foam, and heel cushioning for more tailor-made support and comfort. These special insoles dynamically conform to the contours of your feet...

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How Orthotic Insoles Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

Mar 07 2018 Tags: insoles, orthotic insole, orthotic shoes, plantar fascia, plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Before we look at how orthotic insoles can help mitigate the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis, it’s important to first understand what it is and what its causes are. Plantar fasciitis is caused by excessive stress and aggravation on the connective tissue that stretches from the heel bone to the ball of the foot (called the plantar fascia). When the plantar fascia becomes enflamed, every step can become painful and a cycle of pain and overtightening, tearing and inflammation can set in, causing plantar fasciitis. What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis? Symptoms can...

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