How to Alleviate Swelling and Pain in Your Feet

Physical stress can cause swelling and pain in the feet and around the ankles. For instance, numerous individuals experience this problem after long journeys and intense exercise. In some cases, the swelling and pain can be linked to the general health status of a person. Regardless of the cause, swollen feet can compromise the quality of your life by limiting movement and causing prolonged discomfort. Here are some practical tips to help you manage and alleviate foot pain. [Read More]

The Active Person's Guide to Recovering from Plantar Fasciitis

If you're the kind of person who spends time exercising and keeping fit, it can feel unfair when you're struck down with something that hinders your routine, like plantar fasciitis. You'll know that you need to rest, but may not be happy about having to sit still for too long. This guide will talk you through heel pain treatments you can do at home and exercises that are safe to carry on with. [Read More]

A podiatrist will help you to manage the pain in your feet if you are on oestrogen blockers for breast cancer

If you are a breast cancer survivor in your fifties and your tumour was oestrogen receptive, you will be on long term oestrogen blocking medication. You will also know that joint pain is an inevitable side effect of this medication, particularly in your ankles, wrists, knees and feet. In fact, pain in the feet is often associated with oestrogen blockers. To manage this pain, you should consult a podiatrist. The role of the podiatrist [Read More]

How to Prevent Heel Pain When Playing Tennis

As fun a game as tennis is, one of the most common downsides of the game is developing heel pain problems, including heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. This happens because of the high impact forces experienced by the ligaments, bones and muscles every time you play the game. However, it's possible to minimize the risk of developing heel pain by being aware of the forces that cause it and learning how to do things differently. [Read More]