Physical therapy and orthotics work together to combat foot pain
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There are many reasons why pain in the feet can occur, according to Lisa Fogelman, DPT, CKTP. Injuries, poor posture, genetics and body realignment all contribute to this predicament, and a physical therapist’s examination on the foot could provide the source of common problems.

In an editorial for Pottstown, Pennsylvania, publication The Mercury, Fogelman stressed that the goal of physical therapy is to restore joints and soft tissues to their normal, relaxed state. According to the Cleveland Clinic, many athletes seek the help of physical therapists after sustaining foot injuries for this reason. In achieving this goal, many doctors will use heat, cold, massage and even electricity techniques. Proper stretching of the appropriate foot muscles can also alleviate foot pain and correct disjointed bone structure, most commonly seen in bunion
growth.

Fogelman said that after physical therapy, people can use splints and other foot aids as preventative measures. These instruments, just like the ones we provide at Alpha Orthotics, can offer support and restore normal biomechanics to your aching feet. Products like our bunion aid splint can minimize unneeded motion in the feet and can be suited to your activity level and shoe preference.

What comes first obesity or foot problems like bunions
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What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions?

Tiburon, CA – April 27, 2011– What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions? According to Alpha Orthotics Corp., studies indicate that either foot disorders or obesity may come first. Lower Extremity Review sites a couple of recent studies that find foo t disorders, such as bunions (Hallux valgus), …

Carefree flip flops are not always a smart summer choice
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Carefree flip flops are not always a smart summer choice

Flip flops provide little to no arch support, causing foot problems for many

Moisturizing exfoliation and calcium intake strengthen feet and bones
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Moisturizing, exfoliation and calcium intake strengthen feet and bones

Home-based treatments can keep your feet healthy and save money

Orthopedic shoes may help alleviate foot problems
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Orthopedic shoes may help alleviate foot problems

If you have bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches, you may have given up hope for walking comfortably.

AAOS encourages people to get moving even in the face of foot pain
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AAOS encourages people to get moving – even in the face of foot pain

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has launched its Get Up! Get Out! and Get Moving! campaign to encourage people to get off the couch this summer and participate in active lifestyles.

Summer sport performance may be improved with bunion correction
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Summer sport performance may be improved with bunion correction

Conditions like bunions, hammer toe and fallen arches often affect female athletes in more ways than just through foot pain.

How to keep foot problems at bay in old age
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How to keep foot problems at bay in old age

As we age, our bodies are no longer able to deal with everyday stressors as effectively as they once were.

Heels with ankle straps may be preferable for ladies with foot problems
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Heels with ankle straps may be preferable for ladies with foot problems

Women with bunions or hammer toe are generally advised to steer clear of high heels with narrow toe boxes, as they pack a double-whammy of foot pain by squishing the forefoot into an unnaturally compact position.

Union Jack shoes may lead to foot pain for patriotic Brits
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Union Jack shoes may lead to foot pain for patriotic Brits

The weekend of June 2 marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne and, in celebration, UK residents get decked out in flag-inspired clothing and accessories.