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Recovering from a Broken Foot Bone

Have you ever experienced a broken foot bone? Or are you one of those who had a broken foot bone but did not realize it? Even if our feet are designed to handle substantial amounts of force from running, jumping, or just walking, with 26 different bones, at least one of them will eventually give in. What is the healing process for a broken foot bone?

Do you have a broken foot bone?

Are you aware that people with diabetes, spinal cord injury, or similar conditions that change their pain sensation may not be aware that they have a broken foot bone? Normally it is only because of the visible symptoms like swelling, bruising, and deformity that they begin to connect the pain to a bone fracture.

The pain is usually accompanied with limping especially when additional weight is being carried. Tenderness at the area of the break is also a common symptom. The deformity is commonly caused by the dislocation or misalignment of the bone. The pain is part of the body’s defense mechanism to discourage the injured person from putting weight on the broken bone.

Increased Risk

How is the risk of getting a broken foot bone increased? Excessive stress on the foot, using poorly constructed footwear, and obesity are the just some things that initially come to mind. All of these factors tend to create a general instability to the foot resulting in stress fractures.

Those working in construction sites may also be facing increased risk because of the uneven working surface and added weight they carry. Engaging in high-impact sports is another way to increase the risk of a broken foot bone because of all the twisting, bending etc which have a direct effect on the foot.

Increased risk of a broken foot bone is also associated with certain diseases like osteoporosis, which affects bone strength and density making it more susceptible to fracture or breaking. The weakened state of the bones of the foot makes these people also at risk of tripping or falling making them a victim of potentially more dangerous injuries.

Healing Process

Did you known that all the bones in our body will go through the same process of healing when broken? The broken foot bone recovery time would vary from person to person because of its complexity. There are also a number of factors to consider in the healing process like the age of the person, existing medical conditions, nutrition, and kind of fracture.

So how does the recovery process for a broken foot bone go? There are basically three stages that overlap, which lead to the complete healing and recovery.

1. Inflammation – this stage begins immediately after the fracture and may last for a couple of days. Bleeding into the fractured area creates clotting and inflammation. This is where the preparation for the new bone framework and stabilizing of its structure starts.

2. Bone Production – the formation of fibrous tissue and soft callus (cartilage) from the inflammation marks the start of this stage of the healing process. After a few weeks the soft callus becomes visible on x-ray as a hard bone.

3. Bone Remodelling – this last stage of the healing process happens over several months where the bone continues to form and become compact. The original shape is recovered with improvement of blood circulation achieved. Pain eventually disappears once bone healing has achieved a considerable level.

On the average, the broken foot bone recovery time can be anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. Children heal faster than adults. Aside from the type of fracture, any surgical procedure can extend the recovery time considerably.

As you can see recovering from a broken foot can take considerable time and patience. Therefore, protecting your feet would be of great value. Did you know that well fitted, supportive footwear, customized insoles or replacing athletic shoes when the heels or tread wears out are effective ways of reducing the risk of injury? Visit Boyner Clinic to get expert help on choosing the right type of shoes to protect your feet.
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Older Adults Can Run?

The fact that you aren’t young anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t start running. Maybe it has been years since you have run, or maybe you have never run at all. That’s okay; it isn’t too late to start.

Don’t be nervous about starting to run now. You certainly don’t have to run a marathon next week – or ever, for that matter. It’s perfectly alright to start out small and build slowly.
It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before you start a new exercise programme. Get a checkup, and as soon as you get the all-clear from your doctor, you can hit the pavement.

Start Slowly

While it’s good to be ambitious, it is wise to start your running programme slowly so that you don’t end up with an injury. Start out by walking. Slowly increase your distance and your speed. Walking instead of running is not wasted time.

Even a leisurely walk is good for your body. It builds stronger bones and fights osteoporosis. As you gradually build up your speed and distance, your heart and lungs will develop to give you the strength that you need.

Walking regularly helps to reduce your blood pressure and your cholesterol and can reduce your need for medication. Ultimately, regular exercise – even walking – can reduce the risk of having a stroke or heart attack.

Get a Partner

It’s easy to put off exercise if you aren’t being held accountable to someone. If you plan to start running, find a friend who will do it with you.

When a friend is counting on you, you are more likely to actually follow through on your plan to run. It will be more fun, too. Having a friend along for your run provides a measure of safety, as well, particularly for older adults.

If you experience a fall or an injury, you will have someone with you to get help. If you do choose to run alone, be sure to carry a mobile phone in case of a problem. You might also want to listen to music to entertain you and keep you moving.
Remember, you don’t have to run fast or long distances in order for running to be beneficial. Doing something is better than doing nothing.

Benefits of Running

As we mentioned before, running and walking provide a host of physical benefits, from reducing blood pressure and cholesterol to combating osteoporosis. Running also improves your mental health.

It reduces the occurrence of depression and even helps to prevent cognitive decline. Running also helps you sleep better. People who run on a regular basis tend to sleep more deeply and soundly and wake feeling refreshed.

Running helps to improve your balance and mobility, as well. Too many older adults avoid exercise because they fear an injury. However, leading an active lifestyle makes your body stronger and improves your balance, which actually helps to prevent injuries. Continuing to be active as you age helps you to retain your mobility and independence.

Getting Started

Start simply by walking ten minutes a day. As it begins to feel easier, slowly increase your time to 15 or 20 minutes. Walking or running every day is great, but if that is not a possibility, try for three times per week. Pay attention to your body, and you will know when you feel ready to increase your speed and distance.

If you are planning to start a running programme, visit Boyner Clinic to get fitted for a new pair of customized insoles for foots. We will help you to select the right pair of shoes & some arch supports, to give you the support that you need to run comfortably. for more information visit Boyner Clinic Website @ http://www.boyner-clinic.com/


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What Happens When You Wear High Heels?

There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous pair of high heels, right? Jimmy Choos, Louboutins, or Manolo Blahniks – they are the perfect foundation for a beautiful ensemble. They may be beautiful, but they can also be quite painful.

Sometimes, when that pair of heels is beckoning, we may think that we’re willing to suffer for beauty. However, after walking a short distance and feeling the pain, we start to reconsider.

High heels aren’t the end of the world if they are only worn on occasion, and for short periods of time, and if they aren’t too high. Wearing them frequently, though, can really be bad news for your feet. All of the weight and pressure of your body is concentrated in your feet when you stand or walk. When you wear flat shoes, that pressure is spread out across the entire foot. When you wear high heels, though, the pressure is all placed on the balls of the feet. Naturally, this can cause pain.

High heels don’t just make your feet hurt, either. They affect your posture and gait and can cause pain throughout the body. High heels shift the pressure of the body so that there is increased pressure on the lower back, causing pain there. It can also cause pain in the calves of the legs.

If you must wear heels, try to wear them only for short periods of time. It is also better for your feet to wear a wedge or wide, chunky heel rather than a stiletto. The wider base provides greater distribution of the body’s weight.

Try to stick with heels that are two inches high or less. A one inch heel increases the pressure of the body on the feet by 22%. A two inch heel increases the body’s pressure on the feet by 57%, and a three inch heel increases the pressure by a whopping 76%.

Heels and Bunions

A bunion is an abnormal growth of bone on the toe. A bunion occurs at the joint near the base of the big toe. A bunion that presents on the little toe is called a bunionette. Bunions often make the big toe look like it is crooked, as if it points toward the smaller toes. Bunions develop when the big toe is crowded against the smaller toes, bending the joint in the opposite direction.

This results in the joint of the toe becoming enlarged, which further crowds the smaller toes. In appearance, a bunion resembles a big lump on the side of the big toe, at the toe’s base. Often, the surrounding skin is red and calloused. Bunions can be quite painful.

It is quite common for women to develop bunions as the result of wearing high heeled shoes. The cramped, narrow toe box of high heels and the pressure placed on the front of the foot combine. The foot is squashed into the high heeled shoe with no room to move, and this can cause permanent consequences in the form of a bunion.

The moral of the story here is to avoid high heels. Try to limit them to no more than a few hours a day, and don’t wear them every day. Stick with a lower heel, two inches or less. Choose a wider heel rather than a stiletto.

As often as possible, wear comfortable, supportive shoes. Visit Boyner Clinic. We offer a wide selection of women’s customized foot insoles that are comfortable, so stop in to browse the options today. visit boyner clinic website also at http://www.boyner-clinic.com/


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What is a Neuroma?


The term “neuroma” refers to a growth of nerve tissue. It is sometimes also known as a pinched nerve or nerve tumor, although a neuroma is benign. Neuromas most often occur between the third and fourth toes.

They cause pain in the feet; patients who have neuromas often describe the feeling as being similar to having a rock in their shoe. In addition, many patients experience a burning sensation, numbness, and tingling in the area between the toes and the ball of the foot.

The pain caused by a neuroma tends to be worst when a person is walking. Many patients find that stopping, taking off their shoes, and rubbing the area brings relief.

Causes of Neuromas

We do not know exactly what causes a neuroma to develop. However, some contributing factors have been identified. We also know that the large majority of people who develop a neuroma are female. Other contributing factors include the following:

1. Having an abnormal shape to the feet, like flat feet or high arches, can contribute to the development of a neuroma. Flat feet and high arches create instability around the toe joints, and as a result, a neuroma is more likely to develop.

2. Trauma to the foot can cause swelling and inflammation of the nerve.

3. Shoes that squeeze the toes together can cause problems. High heels, in particular, can pinch the feet and put pressure on the nerves. Avoid heels that are greater than two inches, as they put excessive pressure on the balls of the feet.

4. Repetitive trauma or strain on the feet can cause a neuroma. This is often seen in occupations that require a person to perform a repetitive action.

Symptoms of Neuromas

Patients who have neuromas often experience the following symptoms:

1. Pain between the toes and in the front of the foot;
2. Numbness and tingling in the ball of the foot;
3. Swelling between the toes; and
4. Pain in the ball of the foot, particularly when bearing weight.

Treatment for Neuromas

If you have a neuroma, there are several things that you can do to relieve your pain. The first and most important thing that you can do is to choose proper footwear. Look for shoes with a wide toe box, which gives your toes plenty of room to move around.

Adding arch supports to your shoes can be a big help, as well. Arch Supports can help to relieve pressure on the foot. A low heel on your shoe will also help to relieve pressure at the ball of foot area. Avoid high heels, particularly those that are more than two inches.

When you do experience pain related to a neuroma, you should rest the foot. Elevate the foot and apply an ice pack. Massaging the painful area can also be beneficial.
Your doctor/pharmacist may also recommend taking over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, or your doctor may recommend a steroid injection. Some patients also find relief by padding or taping the foot, which helps to correct the abnormal mechanics of the foot.

If you are suffering from neuroma pain, visit Boyner Clinic. We carry a large stock of high-quality customized foot insoles, and in some of our stores, we can even order custom shoes. We offer a wide variety of custom insoles, Come in to Boyner Clinic to check out our products and services today.
for more information visit our website http://www.boyner-clinic.com/

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What Everybody Should Know About Heel Pain

Heel pain is experienced by a large portion of the population at some point during their years on their feet. It is often the result of repetitive stress on the feet, not an isolated injury. A few different medical conditions can result in heel pain. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects a ligament in the foot known as the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia ligament spans the length of the foot and connects the heel with the toes. In some people, the plantar fascia gets stretched too tight, either because of the shape of their feet or because they participate in activities like running that put repetitive stress on the feet.
If plantar fascia gets stretched too tightly, it will tear.

These tears are usually very tiny, but they can become inflamed. The inflammation creates pain in the heel and the arch of the foot.

Patients who have plantar fasciitis often report that their pain is worst when they first wake up in the morning and get out of bed. It may also be worse when a person stands up after sitting for a long period of time.

If you have plantar fasciitis, the first thing that you should do is rest your feet. Take a break from whatever activities are causing you pain. Prop your feet up and put ice on them. You can also take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin.

Once the inflammation has subsided, it is a good idea to do some gentle stretching of the calf muscles & foot before activity. This, combined with wearing supportive shoes & customized arch support, will help to reduce the stress to the Plantar Fascia & make it more comfortable for you to perform your everyday activities.

Heel Bursitis

Heel bursitis refers to inflammation of the bursa. The bursa is a sack of fluid that is located in various parts of the body where tissues, bones, ligaments, and tendons rub against each other, including the heel.

The purpose of the bursa is to protect and cushion these parts. If the bursa gets inflamed, it is called bursitis. Bursitis can be caused by an injury, repetitive motion, or arthritis. Patients who have heel bursitis may experience pain, swelling, and redness around the heel.

Treatment for heel bursitis includes rest, elevating the feet, and applying ice. It is possible for the bursa to get infected, so if it looks very red or feels warm, you should see a doctor. You may need treatment with antibiotics.

Heel Bumps

Heel bumps are also known as Haglund’s Syndrome. Before adulthood, the heel bone has not developed fully. It can rub to the point that excess bone material is developed. There are several causes for this condition, including the shape of the foot (whether it be flat feet or high arches), or by wearing shoes with high heels as a youth.

Just like bunions and heel bursitis, the recommended treatment for heel bumps is rest, ice, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medications. Go to a specialized footwear store, as they can help you to choose the right shoes, (or in some cases, make modifications to the shoes), so that they do not cause further irritation to this part of the heel.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome refers to the pinching of a nerve in the ankle and back of the foot. This results in a burning sensation. Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be caused by improper pronation, an injury to the ankle, or inflammation of the tendon.

If you suffer from tarsal tunnel syndrome, take the usual steps of rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. If you suffer from any type of heel pain, you should always wear supportive shoes and custom arch supports in order to minimize your pain and prevent further damage.

But if you have heel pain, Visit Boyner Clinic We will fit you with custom arch supports and customized foot insoles to help relieve your heel pain. Using a comfortable, supportive shoe is important but many people ignore it because they think these shoes are old fashioned. visit boyner clinic website for more information http://www.boyner-clinic.com/


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What is a Neuroma?

The term “neuroma” refers to a growth of nerve tissue. It is sometimes also known as a pinched nerve or nerve tumor, although a neuroma is benign. Neuromas most often occur between the third and fourth toes.

They cause pain in the feet; patients who have neuromas often describe the feeling as being similar to having a rock in their shoe. In addition, many patients experience a burning sensation, numbness, and tingling in the area between the toes and the ball of the foot.

The pain caused by a neuroma tends to be worst when a person is walking. Many patients find that stopping, taking off their shoes, and rubbing the area brings relief.

Causes of Neuromas

We do not know exactly what causes a neuroma to develop. However, some contributing factors have been identified. We also know that the large majority of people who develop a neuroma are female. Other contributing factors include the following:

1. Having an abnormal shape to the feet, like flat feet or high arches, can contribute to the development of a neuroma. Flat feet and high arches create instability around the toe joints, and as a result, a neuroma is more likely to develop.

2. Trauma to the foot can cause swelling and inflammation of the nerve.

3. Shoes that squeeze the toes together can cause problems. High heels, in particular, can pinch the feet and put pressure on the nerves. Avoid heels that are greater than two inches, as they put excessive pressure on the balls of the feet.

4. Repetitive trauma or strain on the feet can cause a neuroma. This is often seen in occupations that require a person to perform a repetitive action.

Symptoms of Neuromas

Patients who have neuromas often experience the following symptoms:

1. Pain between the toes and in the front of the foot;
2. Numbness and tingling in the ball of the foot;
3. Swelling between the toes; and
4. Pain in the ball of the foot, particularly when bearing weight.

Treatment for Neuromas

If you have a neuroma, there are several things that you can do to relieve your pain. The first and most important thing that you can do is to choose proper footwear. Look for shoes with a wide toe box, which gives your toes plenty of room to move around.
Adding arch supports to your shoes can be a big help, as well. Arch Supports can help to relieve pressure on the foot. A low heel on your shoe will also help to relieve pressure at the ball of foot area. Avoid high heels, particularly those that are more than two inches.

When you do experience pain related to a neuroma, you should rest the foot. Elevate the foot and apply an ice pack. Massaging the painful area can also be beneficial.

Your doctor/pharmacist may also recommend taking over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, or your doctor may recommend a steroid injection. Some patients also find relief by padding or taping the foot, which helps to correct the abnormal mechanics of the foot.

If you are suffering from neuroma pain, visit Boyner Clinic. We carry a large stock of high-quality Customized insoles and footwear, we can even order custom shoes. We offer a wide variety of orthotic inserts, (over the counter arch supports & can even create a set of custom arch supports for you) as well.
for more information visit boyner clinic website http://www.boyner-clinic.com/
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All About Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, either preventing it from producing sufficient insulin or making it resistant to the insulin that is produced. As a result, the blood glucose level is elevated.

In addition the other health risks that are presented by diabetes, patients often also experience symptoms in their feet and legs. The blood supply to the lower extremities is affected, and patients can develop diabetic neuropathy.

Neuropathy means that the nerves are damaged. The excessive level of glucose in the blood can damage the walls of the blood vessels that feed the nerves, particularly in the legs. As the result of this nerve damage, the ability to feel pain is lessened. Patients may be unaware of physical problems due to this loss of sensation and inability to feel pain. Consequently, people with diabetes are prone to developing foot ulcers and other foot problems.

Neuropathy is often described as a tingling or burning sensation. It can also present as a feeling of lost sensation, such as if one were wearing a glove. Symptoms may vary amongst patients based upon the particular type of neuropathy and which nerves are affected.

Typically, neuropathy begins in the longest nerves, which reach the toes. The symptoms of neuropathy include the following:

A. Numbness and tingling in the feet, hands, legs, and arms;
B. Burning sensation;
C. Sharp pain that might feel like an electrical shock;
D. Intense sensitivity to touch;
E. Difficulty with coordination;

People who have diabetes are at a greatly increased risk of developing gangrene in the feet and requiring an amputation. In fact, the risk is increased by 15 times. Fortunately, the risk is decreased if a diabetic person is able to keep their blood sugars under good control. You should visit your doctor regularly, monitor your blood sugar levels, and take the medication that your doctor has prescribed.

Caring for Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is particularly important that you take good care of your feet. In addition to your visits with your regular physician, you should also see a podiatrist at least once a year.

If you develop a sore or blister on your feet, you should visit your doctor or podiatrist for treatment right away so that infection does not set in. If any ulceration, redness, or swelling develops, you should seek urgent medical treatment.
In addition to regular medical care, you can take the following steps to care for your feet:

1. Make sure that your feet stay clean in order to prevent infection. Wash and dry them thoroughly each day.
2. Wear shoes that are roomy and comfortable. Shoes that don’t fit well can lead to the development of corns, calluses, nail problems, and ulcers. These minor problems can become serious for those who have diabetes.
3. Don’t walk barefoot. Although it may seem appealing, particularly for a walk on the beach or in the garden, it exposes you to cuts and injuries on the feet that can become infected.
4. Trim your toenails regularly.

Smoking can exacerbate blood circulation problems and foot problems related to diabetes. If you are diabetic and you smoke, it is very important that you try to quit. Smoking can greatly aggravate foot problems caused by circulation issues and diabetes.

If you have diabetes, it is essential that you wear proper footwear to protect your feet. Visit Boyner Clinic today. We have a wide selection of footwear and Customized insoles that is suitable for people who have diabetes and related foot issues, so stop in today to learn more.

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Relieve Your Bunion Pain – Bunion Treatment from Boyner Clinic

Bunions look ugly, and they don’t feel very good, either. In our quest to look fabulous, we wear shoes that hurt and can end up causing bunions.

A bunion is a big, red swollen bump that develops on the side of the foot. Once you get one, it can hurt to wear shoes or spend any time on your feet.

Fortunately, there are lots of treatment options available, from the very conservative to the aggressive. Read on to see what type of treatment might be best for you.

Home Remedies for Bunions

There are some simple remedies that you can try at home as your first line of defense for treating bunions. The first and most obvious thing to do is to rest the affected foot. If there is a particular pair of shoes that you realize may have caused the problem, stop wearing them.

Switch to shoes that feel better and give you more support. Bunions often develop as the result of wearing shoes that are too tight, too narrow, or too crowded. Avoid wearing high heels.
Choose comfortable and supportive walking shoes as much as possible. It is also a good idea to stop in to a specialized footwear store (specialty shoe shop ) and get your feet measured. Our feet don’t stay the same size our whole lives; they often grow over the years as a result of fluctuations in weight as well as the process of aging.

It is quite common for your feet to go up a size or two over the years. If your shoes are too tight, they crowd your toes and can cause bunions. Wearing shoes that fit properly is essential to relieving bunion pain and preventing you from developing new bunions. Plan to get your feet measured at least once a year to make sure that your size hasn’t changed.

Custom orthotic inserts (arch supports) for your shoes can also help ease bunion pain. They make your shoes fit more comfortably and correct improper pronation that can be causing you to develop bunions. Wearing these inserts will help to slow the progression of existing bunions.

At Your Doctor’s Office

Your doctor/pharmacist may recommend trying over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications to ease the pain caused by bunions. Applying an ice pack to the affected area is sometimes helpful, as well.

If those steps don’t do the trick, they may recommend that you have a local injection of cortisone. This will reduce inflammation in the area and provide quick relief.
If the skin surrounding the bunion appears to be getting infected, you should see your doctor right away. You may need to be treated with antibiotics.

Surgery

If none of the other treatment options help, you may need to have surgery. The procedure is known as a bunionectomy. During a bunionectomy, the surgeon removes the bony growth and realigns the joint. This corrects the deformity, which improves the function of the foot and relieves pain.

While surgery is often effective, it is not guaranteed to cure the condition. It is still possible that, after surgery, the toe could move back to its previous position. The success of surgery increases when the patient wears a combination of proper footwear and custom orthotic inserts (arch supports).

If you have bunions, Visit Boyner Clinic. We work with people who suffer from bunions every day, and we can help you to find shoes that are both attractive and comfortable. Some of our shoes come with stretchable leathers etc, so that your bunion is comfortable from day one. Read more about foot problem solutions at http://www.boyner-clinic.com/


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Prevent / Reduce Foot Pain with Supportive Shoes & Arch Supports


Many people experience foot pain, but you don’t have to suffer through it. Studies have shown that wearing a supportive shoe, combined with an arch support (foot arch supports) can help to prevent/reduce foot pain. Foot pain is caused by a variety of foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis, peripheral neuropathy, and many types of arch and heel pain.

Wearing an arch support is an easy step that you can take to improve your condition. The type of foot condition that you have and its severity will determine the type of treatment that is best for you.

For those who experience minor foot pain, you can get relief by simply wearing supportive shoes and using over-the-counter arch supports. For conditions that are more severe, these may require treatment with a more orthopaedically designed shoe & a custom arch support.

The way that your body weight is distributed when you walk will affect where you experience foot pain. The most common locations for foot pain are the heels, arches, and ankles.
Orthopaedically designed shoes are made to give you the support that you need and relieve your pain. Many types of orthopaedic shoes have additional support in the arch of the foot and also provide the mobility that you need in the ankle and support for heel striking. Note: nowadays shoes that are designed for Orthopaedic purposes can look just like regular shoes on the outside – it’s the supportive features inside that make the difference!

Foot pain is often caused by fallen arches, which is also known as Fallen arches is a condition in which the arches of the feet have collapsed. As a result, the soles of the feet come into complete (or nearly complete) contact with the ground.

The arch does not properly absorb the body’s shock. This causes pain in the feet as well as the knees, lower back, and legs. Wearing foot arch supports can significantly relieve the painful effects of fallen arches.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot. It is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that runs the length of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. Over time, that tissue can develop small tears and become inflamed.

Normally, the tissue can repair itself. However, repetitive strain on the plantar fascia can cause it to lose that ability to repair itself. The tears may stop healing, and the plantar fascia can become inflamed and degenerate.

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by repetitive motion or injury. Even the shape of your foot (such as very high arches) can make you prone to developing plantar fasciitis. If you have plantar fasciitis, you can prevent problems and relieve pain by wearing (foot) arch supports. Arch supports help to give your feet the support that they need and reduce strain on the plantar fascia.

Certain medical conditions can cause foot problems, as well. Diabetes is a common precursor to foot problems. People who have diabetes can develop peripheral neuropathy, which can lead to serious foot problems.

Patients may develop numbness and tingling in their feet, and may not notice problems with their feet due to the loss of sensation. If you are diabetic, it is very important that you care for your feet.

Try to stay active, and wear supportive shoes with custom arch supports to give your feet the support that they need. This can help to prevent serious problems with your feet.
If you have foot pain, visit Boyner Clinic. We can help you to find supportive shoes and arch supports to help minimize your foot pain and keep you active. Any foot problem visit boyner clinic @ http://www.boyner-clinic.com/
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Tendonitis Symptoms and Treatment

Tendonitis is a condition that is caused by the inflammation of a tendon, which is the cord that attaches a bone to a muscle. Tendonitis is fairly common. Since tendons are located in many different locations throughout your body, tendonitis can develop in a wide variety of places.

Some of the most common spots where tendonitis develops include the thumb, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and the Achilles’ tendon. The Achilles’ tendon runs along the back of the foot and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.

What Causes Tendonitis?

In most cases, tendonitis is the result of repetitive movement in whichever location is affected. Many types of repetitive movements involve some minor impact. Although the impact is minor, when it occurs repeatedly, it can cause inflammation.
Many people who have tendonitis have developed it through the practice of various sports and hobbies, like gardening, painting, golf, or tennis. Performing these same motions over and over can be enough to inflame the tendon. You are also more likely to develop tendonitis if you do not stretch properly before activity.

The tendency to develop tendonitis increases with age. As we age, our tendons lose their elasticity and are less able to tolerate stress. People who have other medical problems, such as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, are also more likely to develop tendonitis.

Symptoms of Tendonitis

Tendonitis causes pain, tenderness, and sometimes mild swelling in the affected area.

How to Avoid Tendonitis

Taking some simple precautions can help you to avoid developing tendonitis. You should always stretch before exercising or partaking in other active hobbies. Begin your activity slowly, and gradually increase your activity level.
Avoid repetitive motions whenever possible, and exert minimal force. If you have pain, take a break. Let your body rest, and try again later.

Treatment Options

If you are suffering from tendonitis, you should temporarily stop engaging in the activity that brought on your pain. Rest the affected area. Try applying ice to the affected area, and you may be advised to take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications by your doctor/pharmacist. If this doesn’t help, you should revisit your doctor to discuss other treatment options.
Your doctor may recommend that you receive a steroid injection at the site of the pain. The steroid injection reduces inflammation in the tendon, which usually relieves pain pretty quickly.

Physical therapy treatments may also be beneficial. This involves performing a variety of stretching and range of motion exercises. You may also be given a splint to wear on the affected area.

If no other treatment options are effective, your doctor may recommend that you undergo surgery.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis affects the back of the foot and the calf. It can cause pain in the heel and along the length of the tendon (up the back of the calf) while you are walking or running. It can also cause stiffness or pain in those areas, especially upon waking in the morning.

Wearing shoes that do not give your feet the support that they need can exacerbate Achilles tendonitis. If you have Achilles tendonitis, it is important that you wear shoes that are supportive. Doing so can reduce your symptoms and minimize pain. Look for shoes that are softer under the heel cushion, and wear heel lifts in your shoes.

If you have Achilles tendonitis, visit Boyner Clinic. We offer a variety of supportive footwear , cushioning inserts and arch supports that help to support and protect your feet so that you can continue with all of your favorite activities. Read more at http://www.boyner-clinic.com/


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