Tag: foot pain

Can flip flops have enough arch support?

Do they have enough arch support built in so that they can support the foot? Can they be used instead of foot orthotics? Even thousgh foot orthotics do work really well at helping people with foot orthotics, they do need to be worn in shoes. Not everyone wants to wear shoes all the time, so

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What to do about Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a very common problem in children and early teenagers that are still growing. The proper term for Sever’s disease is calcaneal apophysitis and probably should be used, but we are for now sticking to the common name. It is an excessive use type injury of the growth plate at the back of

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Plantar Plate Tear Exercises

A plantar plate tear or strain is a common problem that causes pain in the ball of the foot. The pain is usually right under or just in front of the metatarsophalangeal joint of one or more toes. It is almost always due to overuse. The most common treatment is strapping to hold the toe

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