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Cracked Heels: Do You Need to See a Podiatrist?

It's not uncommon for people to suffer from calluses on their heels. Often, you can solve this problem by moisturising your skin or by using something like a pumice stone to rub off the hard skin. In some cases, however, the calluses on your heels can get thick enough to crack, at which point you might experience heel pain. Should you see a podiatrist rather than fix this yourself? How Bad Is The Cracking?

How to Care for the Feet of an Elderly Family Member

As people age, nearly all their body systems diminish in efficiency. This also applies to the feet as well. The feet of elderly family members need to be given special attention because they play a vital role in helping that person to enjoy the limited mobility that he or she may still have. Here are some simple measures that you can take to ensure that the feet of your elderly family member are well taken care of.

3 Tips to Managing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetics are more prone to foot ulcers. If the ulcers are left untreated, they can progressively worsen to the point where amputation may be the only option left. Fortunately, amputations are not inevitable. In fact, 85% of di+- abetes-related amputations are actually preventable. If you have diabetes and are constantly struggling with diabetic foot ulcers, you should visit a podiatrist regularly and also keep these 3 tips in mind. Use Appropriate Dressing Options

Sports Specific Footwear for Kettlebell Training

The Base  Sports podiatrists have long since understood the importance of correct footwear for sports specific training. The correct footwear is essential for postural support, reducing the risk of injury and ensuring that correct technique is used throughout various exercises. Given the risks involved, this is particularly important when using a kettlebell. Many people train with footwear designed to offer cushioning and support when running by reducing the impact of force on the knees and ankles.

Simple heel pain exercises to do at home

Heel pain is a result of too much stress exerted on the plantar fascia ligament when it's stretched irregularly, causing small tears as well as inflammation. Generally, podiatrists recommend a variety of a strengthening and stretching exercises to help improve the flexibility of the ligament, consequently alleviating ligament stress and tension. When combined with other instructions such as rest, putting on shoe inserts and icing, heel pain exercises will likely alleviate heel pain.