How To Get The Most From Your First Podiatrist Visit

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Visiting your podiatrist for the first time should be a positive experience, leaving you informed and hopeful that the advice and treatment you have just received will help cure your painful feet. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. I want to help you have a great first visit to your podiatrist and not come … Read more

Foot Pain After Eating

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When you think about your nutrition and health, the chances are that you will associate what you eat with weight loss, heart health or diabetes. But, what you might fail to recognize is that what you eat will affect way much more than just your weight, heart and blood sugar level. If you get foot … Read more

What To Do About Your Black Toenails

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If you are a runner, you may have experienced “nail bed trauma” which essentially means you have pushed your nail against your shoe, causing it to become dislodged. Once the nail has moved up and away from the nail bed, it will bleed, but you won’t see this oozing out much. Instead, the blood stays … Read more

How To Cure Heel Pain Fast

heel pain fast

With every step, you get more tender, each step is one too many and you just wish you could sit down and rest. So why do you have this problem and you are asking how to cure heel pain fast and for good? Having heel pain is a right pain in the… foot! Firstly, let’s take a … Read more

Can I Take Magnesium For Plantar Fasciitis?

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If you browse around the Internet for any length of time, looking for cures or treatments for foot pain and Plantar Fasciitis, you will most likely come across people (or companies) recommending that you take to help with your heel pain. This does seem to be a more recent “phase” of suggested treatments and there … Read more

Top Natural Treatments For Ledderhose And Plantar Fibroma

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I have been doing a lot of research on Ledderhose disease, also known as Plantar Fibromatosis, an uncommon disease where painful lumps grow on your feet (especially in the arch, along the fascia) making it painful to walk, run or even stand. The true cause of this condition is not known but some professionals think … Read more

5 Lessons From Having Plantar Fasciitis

3 Reasons to Say No to Plantar Fascia Release Surgery and Heel Injections

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that having Plantar Fasciitis has changed my life – and not one of those epiphany moments where I realise I should be a cyclist instead of a runner (god forbid!) – more of a realisation that unless I take action, my whole future well-being may be compromised. Having … Read more

Essential Oils For Plantar Fasciitis Pain

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Stretches, massage, rest and applying ice, heat and using orthotics are all Podiatrist recommended treatments for heel pain. However, you might want to look at other natural remedies that might help improve your health. One popular way to fight inflammation and relax muscles is to apply essential oils, either massaging them into your skin, adding … Read more

How To Treat Crooked Toes

How To Fix Crooked Toes

“There was a crooked man, who had a crooked house. He had a crooked cat, and…he had some crooked toes….” Hang on… that’s not how the nursery rhyme goes, is it? Having crooked toes is not the natural state for your feet, either. Our feet have a duty that weighs heavy on them – they … Read more

Stretches For Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

If you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, you will most likely suffer from heel pain where the ligament and tissue of the fascia joins the heel bone. This pain is usually caused by tears or damage, resulting in soreness or inflammation around that area. One way to help combat this is to start doing some … Read more