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CATEGORY: Exercise, Sore Feet

Around 10% of people in the UK suffer from plantar fasciitis

Pilates and Yoga

PILATES: Pilates is names after Joseph Pilates a German immigrant into Britain, who then moved to the USA and developed an exercise protocol in the 1920’s. This was used on ex-soldiers from the Great War among others but became very popular in the 1990’s. It focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility, and has proven… Read more »

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CATEGORY: Exercise

With a sport like football, no injury is fully preventable.

Five or Seven a-side football: Feet and their care

Five a-side or seven a-side football or soccer is a fast and furious game either played indoor on multipurpose floors, or outdoor on Astro Turf or artificial grass. Common Injuries are: Hamstring strains Ankle Sprains Dead Leg due to impact Shin Splints Knee Ligament injuries Turf Toe Generally the surface five/seven a-side is played on… Read more »

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CATEGORY: Sore Feet

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Football Foot Care

Feet and a ball is largely what football is all about, so not surprisingly foot care is important! Get things wrong and ingrowing toenail, blisters, athlete’s foot, and verrucae can ruin your game. Add in ankle sprains, arch strains, turf toe and heel pains and you start to realise that if you like football, you… Read more »

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CATEGORY: Sore Feet

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Football boot care

Looking after football boots does take a some work. But it is important as unclean wet boots can be a source of bacterial and fungal infections, which can lead to sore uncomfortable feet, or worse a proper infection that can leads to cellulitis. Here are some easy ways to look after your boots: Undo your… Read more »

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CATEGORY: Sore Feet

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Football

Although a great way to keep fit, the twisting and turning coupled with impacts between players that cause trips and falls does cause a high rate of injuries. Common injuries include: Knee ligament injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament tears. Plantar fasciitis heel pain Ankle sprains Achilles tendonitis (tendinopathy) Groin strains Hamstring and calf strains… Read more »

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CATEGORY: Sore Feet

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Feet at work

Here at HealthyStep we often attend professional conferences with our trade-stand, so we are well aware what 8 hours of standing on your feet feels like! This is especially tough when stuffed into shoes meant to look smart rather than be comfortable. The staff on other trade-stands will often head our way after a few… Read more »

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CATEGORY: Sore Feet

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What is walking?

Walking is the main motion of land-based animals with limbs. When animals walk at least one, two or three limbs are still on the ground depending on the species. Always when walking there is a multi limb support phase, which means two or more legs are on the ground at one time. There are of… Read more »

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