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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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Innovative Closure Systems for People Who Have Difficulty Tying Laces

Feb 18 2018 Tags: no lace shoes, shoe closure system, strap shoes, therapeutic shoes, tie-less shoes, Velcro Shoes

Innovative Closure Systems for People Who Have Difficulty Tying Laces

Most people don’t think twice about the method they use for securing their shoes on their feet, but for people with health issues that affect their feet, this is an important consideration. A good closure system is vital to protecting the foot, to securing the shoe, to providing a comfortable fit, and even to ensuring proper functioning of the shoe. On the other hand, the lack of a good closure system can make therapeutic shoes ineffective and can even have adverse consequences for the wearer. Orthofeet knows this problem well and has developed two ideal solutions for it: a) our...

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Diabetic Socks - What are they, and why are they needed?

Jan 22 2018

Diabetic Socks - What are they, and why are they needed?

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Morton’s Neuroma Causes and Treatment

Jan 05 2018

What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s Neuroma, also known as Morton’s metatarsalgia, is condition that affects the nerves between the base of the toes that supply sensations to this area (usually between the third and fourth toes). It is characterized by a thickening of the tissue around those nerves and is more common in women than in men. What causes Morton’s neuroma? Morton’s neuroma is caused by long-term pressure, either in the form of injury, irritation, compression etc., on one of the plantar digital nerves (nerves that lead to the toes). The repeated stress triggers a response which causes a thickening...

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Top Five Foot Problems: Symptoms and Treatment

Dec 14 2017 Tags: Athlete’s foot, bunions, foot pain, Hammertoes, heel pain, Metatarsalgia, orthopedic shoes, orthotic insole, plantar fasciitis

According to statistical reports, about 75% of the people in the USA suffer from foot problems at some time in their lives. The causes of foot problems can range from ill-fitted shoes, to medical conditions, to sports-related injuries. Whatever the cause, foot problems and foot pain can interfere with our daily functioning and even be debilitating. Because of this, we thought a brief discussion on common foot problems and treatment for each condition would be helpful. 1. Plantar Fasciitis - One of the most common causes of heel pain, is typically just in front of the heel, and can occur...

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