Children’s soft feet should be exposed to healthy environments. Walking barefooted is absolutely essential for motor-sensory development. However, as with all things, too much of one thing can be de...
A well made insole will conform to your foot, feel comfortable, alleviate pain and most importantly fit in your shoe. Unfortunately insoles with poor design features will have the opposite effect, leaving the user in pain and frustrated.
The term Orthoses (insoles) derives from the greek word to “straighten”. There are a bewildering array of devices, designed to support the feet, ranging from over the counter insoles to medical grade custom insoles, each utilising different materials, shapes and design features.
Our posture and gait are determined by a variety of factors, such as age, gender, weight, ethnicity, occupation, lifestyle, disease and footwear. These factors then determine the alignment of joints when standing, walking or running. If the joints are misaligned, small subtle changes occur over time leading to joint damage and pain.
An insole will alleviate this misalignment by helping to support the foot into a correctly aligned position, as well as providing cushioning to sensitive joints.
Any insole will have an effect on gait and posture. The difference lies in how much of an effect, and whether it is beneficial, or in some cases detrimental.
The difference between an over the counter insole to a custom insole is akin to buying an off the rack wedding dress versus a tailor made wedding dress. Both perform the same function, but comfort, design and overall satisfaction is determined by the skill of the person involved in its creation.
With that in mind, the overall benefit to your foot by the insole you use will be determined largely by who has prescribed it. Due to the training they receive, Podiatrists are in a unique position to not only assess your gait, but also to determine and create the correct insole for your needs, whether for a child, a working adult or an athlete. No other healthcare profession has this unique combination of skills.
A Podiatrist can assess whether you need an insole or not, and if so, incorporate the requisite features that are appropriate to your needs. ... See MoreSee Less
Getting pain on the front of your foot under the big toe? You could be suffering from Sesamoiditis, this is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones and the soft tissues surrounding it.
Does it require ...
Bride or not, Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes and a beautiful set of feet can change your life. To all the princesses, brides and brides-to-be; do not forget your feet.- by Podiatrist Georgina Callaghan-Tay ... See MoreSee Less
Podiatrists are healthcare specialists focused on foot and ankle disorders, they are trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent abnormalities of the lower extremities. They are trained specifically in th...
Podiatrists are healthcare specialists focused on the foot and ankle disorders, they are trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent abnormalities of the lower extremities, specifically the foot and ankle...
Yes... Even Podiatrists sometimes do wear high heels !
High heel shoes may not be good for your feet but it is inevitable that in our everyday personal and work life, high heel shoes may be a needed accessory.
The many types of feet pain and problems that may arise from prolonged period of wearing these shoes are common.
In our practice we see many ladies with common conditions like bunions or heel pain. We try non-surgical options first but if surgery is recommended, then going to the right orthopaedic doctor is important !
We ladies want to wear our pretty shoes, there are ways to be free of pain and still wear the shoes we want.
by Podiatrists Georgina Callaghan & Emily Mah East Coast Podiatry Centre www.ecpc.sg
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"It is possible to develop bunions at a young age, research shows that bunions run in families. It is due to hereditary factor as well as environmental factors.
It can also skip generations, for example: a woman might have bunions, her daughter may not get bunions but her granddaughter might get bunions.
A concerned mother who has bunions and knee pain came to see us with concerns of her daughter developing similar conditions as hers. So we employ preventative measures at her young age. Properly designed medical grade orthoses with appropriate footwear is key.
Our Podiatry Team is extremely popular with families with young children. Our specialists are highly skilled with flat foot, juvenile bunions, toe walking, in-toeing and out-toeing.
We excel in treating special needs children with varied neurological conditions or abnormal gaits (connective tissue disorders, cerebral palsy, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, down syndrome and etc.)"
I gained 14kg over one and a half years, but subsequently lost 12kg the last 6 months. There are a couple key things that helped, and one of them was getting proper insoles fitted by a podiatrist (not...
Your flat feet, the bunions your mom has, and the foot pain your child is complaining about are not coincidences. Many foot and ankle concerns are genetically predisposed, often found in more than one member of the family.
As podiatrists, we can correct children’s walking patterns and postural development through footwear and orthotic support. Early correction prevents more significant problems as an adult.With older children and teenagers, competitive sports and fashionable shoe choice become more important variables.
With working adults, rigid textbook treatment plans would almost always conflict with occupational demands, regulated shoes, and simply the need to look great.
As frontline specialists, we have ample experience in being flexible to our patients’ lifestyles without compromising on treatment outcomes. As middle age hits, the aches set in.
As podiatrists we keep your feet comfortable and we maintain your mobility, able to do everything you want: stylish shoes, sports, trips and travelling. Podiatry can encompass generations, from infants to elderly. It is both family medicine and specialist care.