Best Foot Care » Foot Pain http://bestfootcare.co.uk Foot Care Practitioners Directory & Events Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:41:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5 Why you need to get a fungal or ingrown toenail treated straight away http://bestfootcare.co.uk/why-you-need-to-get-a-fungal-or-ingrown-toenail-treated-straight-away/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/why-you-need-to-get-a-fungal-or-ingrown-toenail-treated-straight-away/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2012 10:10:18 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=438 Share

If you’re squeamish, you may need to look away from parts of this video where Dr Pixie, from Channel 4′s Embarrassing Bodies, investigates two toe nails that are fungus-ridden, and ingrown. You’ll be pleased to know the problem gets solved!

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Foot and plantar fascia stretch massage [Video] http://bestfootcare.co.uk/foot-and-plantar-fascia-stretch-massage-video/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/foot-and-plantar-fascia-stretch-massage-video/#comments Sun, 28 Oct 2012 09:42:05 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=388 Share

Are the soles of your feet sore? Does it hurt to walk? Do you have plantar fasciitis? This video shows how you can effectively relieve the pain with stretching massage.

 

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly. ¬†Another common term for the affliction is “policeman’s heel”.

Longstanding cases of plantar fasciitis often demonstrate more degenerative changes than inflammatory changes, in which case they are termed plantar fasciosis. The suffix “osis” implies a pathology of chronic degeneration without inflammation. Since tendons and ligaments do not contain blood vessels, they do not actually become inflamed. Instead, injury to the tendon is usually the result of an accumulation over time of microscopic tears at the cellular level.

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