Why do blisters occur?
Blisters are mainly caused by friction, usually your shoes or socks rubbing against your skin. Anything that intensifies rubbing can start a blister, including a faster pace walking, hiking, or running; poor-fitting shoes; poorly fastened footwear (not doing up laces correctly); and the fabric and texture of your sock. Friction can also be intensified by heat and moisture making your feet swell inside those socks and shoes. (1)
The first time I ran a half marathon was in 2015 when my husband convinced me to join him with his upbeat attitude and his ability to sell ice to Eskimos chat about how amazing running a half marathon is. It was the Melbourne Marathon that ended inside the M.C.G. and I was pumped!
Jeremy and Joanna Duggan, Australian Physiotherapists
A question that a podiatrist will often be asked when suggesting to patients that orthotic therapy will help alleviate their musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and discomfort, is “Will the orthotics make my feet weak?”
Dave Murphy is walking the Appalachian trail over 4.5 months, walking approximately 40 kilometers per day and reaching a total of approximately 3500 kilometers. Known as the ‘grandfather of long distance trails’, the walk travels through 14 states across America. Dave started his walk in March at Springer mountain, Georgia, and will finish in Mt Katahdin, Maine in the middle of July 2014.
Many people wonder how long their running shoes will last and when to get new running shoes. We have put together a few points to help you see if you need to replace your running shoes.
One of the most common foot problems are calluses and corns. These are not always painful, though they are often annoying and unsightly. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to treat, however it is a little trickier to stop them from developing in the first place.
What is chronic ankle instability?
Chronic ankle instability is when the ankle often “gives”, causing the foot to roll outward. Typically, this instability occurs when running or walking especially on uneven terrain, though it can also occur standing still.
Shoe orthotics are inserts that you slip into your shoe in order to correct or prevent a medical problem. About 75% of people will experience some sort of foot, leg or back problem in their lifetimes, and orthotics are used to treat many of these common problems.