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Foot and Toe Injuries

The importance of footcare in sport

Footcare is an important issue within sport— your feet support you, so it is vital that you also support them. We have a wide variety of products available to ensure that your feet remain healthy and that you can continue training, playing and making progress. An issue with your feet can have wide-ranging consequences for […]

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Foot and Toe Injuries

Plantar Fasciitis

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is sustained when the Plantar Fascia becomes inflamed and usually occurs at the point in which your heel attaches to the tissue. Plantar Fascia is the band of tissue that stretches from your heel to the bones found in the middle of your foot, acting as a shock absorber […]

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Foot and Toe Injuries

Turf Toe

SUMMARY Causes Sudden impact to the toe Playing on hard, artificial surfaces Excessive bending and stretching of the toe Ill supporting shoes Symptoms Sudden pain in the big toe Sometimes a ‘popping’ sensation is felt on impact Pain and swelling in the toe when bending or stretching Swelling and bruising Treatment RICE method Taping and […]

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Foot and Toe Injuries

Broken Metatarsal

What Is A Broken Metatarsal? A broken metatarsal is a broken bone in the foot. The metatarsal bones are the group of five long bones in the mid/front of the foot which connect to the toes. These are numbered first – fifth metatarsal starting with the big toe. A metatarsal stress fracture comes as a result of […]

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Foot and Toe Injuries

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

SUMMARY Causes Overpronation Fallen arch (flat feet) Previous injury i.e. ankle sprain causing compression of the nerve Underlying health issues such as diabetes or arthritis Symptoms Burning pain in the foot arch, heel and toes Pins and needles sensation Numbness Treatment RICE method Rest Bracing and supports What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? The space located […]

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Foot and Toe Injuries

A guide to Turf Toe

Turf toe occurs as a result of excessive bending of the big toe causing a sprain to the ligaments in the base of the toe in the ball of the foot. So, what exactly are the main causes of turf toe and how can you best treat and prevent the injury.

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Foot and Toe Injuries

How to treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fascia is the name for the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and through overuse can very easily have micro tearing at the point of attachment to cause an excruciating heel pain.

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Foot and Toe Injuries

How to Treat and Prevent Blisters

A blister is a fluid filled sack that forms beneath the upper layers of the skin, they can cause pain and discomfort and will usually be caused by trauma to the skin. Blisters are a very common occurrence in sport, so how exactly do you treat, prevent and care for blisters caused by sport.

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Foot and Toe Injuries

Running with Plantar Fasciitis

The Plantar Fascia is the ligament that runs from the heel of the foot to the balls of your feet. It is the foots natural shock absorber and supports the arch. Runners are particularly prone to develop Plantar Fasciitis due to long periods of running and exercise. The stress and tension that can come from […]

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