Impact of Obesity on Foot Health

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Obesity is one of the biggest health problems facing the UK and it’s our lower limbs and feet which bear the brunt of being overweight. As part of The College of Podiatry’s annual Feet for Life month in June, Jay Lall director of Kent Foot & Ankle Clinic, in Rochester is looking to raise awareness of the foot problems and conditions linked to being overweight. This month has been dedicated to patient education and advice on obesity and the impact ...

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HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR FEET?

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How can you help your feet?marigold

• Sitting with your feet up for 10 minutes after a long day helps circulation – you can do this whilst watching TV.

• To refresh feet, massage gently with a foot roller, or better still, ask you partner to massage your feet.

• Calf stretches help to keep feet supple and keep a good range of movement. To stretch your calf and heel, stand facing a wall with feet ...

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Checking Your Child’s Shoe Size

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One of the most important things you can do for your child’s health is to make sure their shoes fit properly. This may seem an obvious thing but did you know that on average children’s feet grow two sizes per year up to about the age of four and then approximately one size per until their growth is complete.

As a parent you will know that there can be longer periods when there is no obvious sign of growth and ...

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Look after your ‘bump’ and your feet

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During pregnancy the most obvious changes to your body will be in your weight and shape. Weight gain can impact enormously on your feet especially in the later stages with common problems including ankle swelling, cramps, aching calves and sometime varicose veins.

As your bump grows you may not only lose sight of your feet but also be unable to reach them! As your baby grows there is greater pressure in the pelvis which can cause your legs to feel heavy ...

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Podiatric Acupuncture

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Acupuncture

Podiatric Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture as a therapeutic tool, by podiatrists, to treat problems of the lower limbs. Acupuncture needles are placed along specific pathways or meridians at acupoints, or at trigger points. The needles stimulate the release of natural painkillers which helps to relieve the discomfort associated with painful conditions. Acupuncture is used to treat many foot problems, but is particularly useful for pain. It can help with painful joints and is also used to treat problems ...

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5 Signs Your Child May Need To Visit a Podiatrist

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Foot and ankle problems in children can very easily go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can often be subtle, parents unaware of anything wrong and of course children themselves are sometimes unable to speak or express themselves. It is important to look after growing feet, protect them and to get them checked out early.

The five warning signs parents should watch out for

 

1: Your Children Can’t Keep Up with Their Peers

If Children lag behind in sports, it may be because their feet ...

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