Month: February 2018

5 Kinds Of Common Foot Deformities And How To Fix Them

Our feet are one of the most important organs in the body. In achieving a healthy life, its contribution is immense. We all need to maintain our feet in terms of both hygiene and posture. But things such as deformities that are out of our control. Amongst all these conditions, there are ones that are quite common.Here are 5 common foot deformities and how to fix them.

  • Flat feetBeing called as pes planus also, this is a condition where the entire sole of the foot touches the floor you are standing. Absence of the foot arch is the major feature of this condition. This could be caused due to the poor arch development in the childhood and injuries too. Although it cannot be cured, it can be controlled by wearing specifically and scientifically manufactured insoles.
    • Policeman’s heelCamberwell podiatry terms this condition as plantar fasciitis. Being another very common deformity, Plantar-fasciitis is a condition where tissues that connects heel bone to the toes are swollen. Given that the condition revolves around the heel that will be the most painful area. This is another deformity that can be fixed by scientifically designed insoles and orthosis.
      • High archesWhilst pes planus is about feet being flat, pes cavus is about feet having too much of an arch. This causes the ball and the heel to sustain extreme amount of weight triggering pain and instability. It is typically caused due to neurologic abnormalities and one of the conditions that are not hard to notice.  Orthotics Richmond and modifications in shoes can be considered as the most cost-effective treatments for this condition.
        • Rheumatoid arthritisThe key area that is affected by RA are the joints. Under this condition, the joints ted to be swollen causing excessive pain. The specialty about this condition is that it is not necessarily framed to the feet but can also spread to joints in hands too. Having the risk of turning out to be chronic, artificial orthosis is the best solution for this.
          • MetatarsalgiaAffecting the ball of the foot, it is yet one of the common yet painful conditions. It can be identified by the gradual severing of the pain at the end of the metatarsal bones. Initially you can try simple treatments, but the best solution is the podiatric pads and insoles.The use of artificially manufactured podiatric insoles as the treatment is what’s common is all these deformities. If you have one of these conditions, you must remember to try the non-surgical conditions first; it’s convenient and