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How to Keep Your Feet Healthy

Welcome to my blog! My name is Geoff. I have always been a sporty kind of chap. I love to go long distance running and I also play football and rugby. One day after a long run, I had a terrible pain in my foot. I thought I had just been overdoing it a little bit, so I decided to rest up. A week later, it was no better. I was still in a lot of pain and had to drop out of a couple of football matches. My doctor sent me to see a podiatrist who examined my foot and explained I had damaged a ligament. The podiatrist helped me to get back to full health. I decided to start this blog to explain the importance of good foot care.

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy


What Are the Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis?

The foot ailment plantar fasciitis comprises two words referring to parts of your foot. The plantar is the bottom area of your foot, and the fascia is the tissue that connects the heel bone to your toes. As such, the medical term plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation that occurs in this general area. The inflammation that results in plantar fasciitis is actually a pretty common ailment that will affect a majority of people in their lifetime; this is because there are many ways that you can cause this inflammation.

Two Common Running Injuries That a Podiatrist Can Treat

Most people who run on a regular basis will eventually sustain some type of leg or foot injury. Here are two running injuries that can be treated by a podiatrist. Shin splints 'Shin splints' is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in a person's shinbone (or tibia, as it is more formally known). This issue tends to occur most frequently in those who often run on uneven ground or those who run in shoes that do not have a lot of cushioning in their soles.