Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Yes, it’s not your imagination that you may have gone up a shoe size or two over the years. Feet flatten over time due to a loss of elasticity in supporting tendons and ligaments, resulting in a lower arch and an elongation of the sole, along with a spreading of the toes. Pregnancy and weight gain can also increase your shoe size

Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to scienceBy the time you reach your 50th birthday, you’ve probably also reached another milestone: you’ve put 75,000 miles on your feet. You may reach this milestone much earlier if you’ve led a foot-active lifestyle. By age 50, you may have lost nearly half of the fatty padding on the soles of your feet. And you […]

Five health warning signs from your feet that you should never ignore

When it comes to your health, you can never be too careful. Even the most little things you may ignore may be a sign of a more serious problem, and the resulting pain is simply not worth the risk if you delay seeking the help of a medical professional

Five health warning signs from your feet that you should never ignoreThankfully, there is one part of your body that can signal warning signs about the rest of it: your feet. Medical experts share health warning signs from your feet you should never ignore. Yellow toenails Your toenails should look a lot like your fingernails. If there’s any discolouration, it’s probably a sign that something else […]

#WorldPhysiotherapyDay: Physiotherapy treatment for heel pain

Heel pain can be caused by stress placed on the plantar fascia ligament when it is stretched irregularly, which causes small tears and inflammation. Stretching and strengthening exercises can help the ligament become more flexible and can strengthen muscles that support the arch, in turn reducing stress on the ligament

#WorldPhysiotherapyDay: Physiotherapy treatment for heel painHeel pain (Plantar fascitis) is very common nowadays Following are the causes for heel pain:  Lack of exercise Wrong footwear Excess weight Calcaneal spur Tightness in plantar fascia Deficiency of calcium/vitamin D/vitamin B12 Bad posture Symptoms Usually it pains more in the early morning after getting out of bed After long walks it starts hurting. […]

Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?

As your heels hit the ground with more force when there's nothing but a measly piece of foam separating your foot from the ground, walking in flip-flops accentuates the heel-strike impact, which could end up causing pain, especially if you stand or walk in them for extended periods of time

Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?Their history dates to ancient Egypt. They became popular in the United States after World War II when servicemen brought the Japanese versions home as souvenirs. The Dalai Lama frequently wears them. And many people today consider them an essential accessory of summer. But the simple sandals known as flip-flops simply aren’t a good fit […]

Certain changes in your feet can reflect underlying health problems

Sometimes, you need to look down to know what’s up. Your feet can be extremely helpful in sending health signals to let you know about an underlying disease or medical condition

Certain changes in your feet can reflect underlying health problemsHere are six of them you should know about. Diabetes “Many, many people with diabetes are diagnosed first because of foot problems,” said Marlene Reid, a foot specialist based in Illinois. Experiencing pain or tingling sensations in your feet can be one of the early symptoms of diabetes. Aside from numbness, some may also complain […]