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Online Chiropody Support

The 5 Most common Running conditions seen at HealthyFeet

1. Plantar Fasciitis
2. Shin Splints – Tibial Stress Syndrome
3. Achilles Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
4. Patellofemoral pain or 'Runner's knee'
5. 'Excessive' pronation of the foot

Our feet walk about 100,000 miles in a lifetime – that’s equivalent to walking four times round the globe. The average adult takes in excess of 18,000 steps a day. Foot structural problems or weakness can be a contributing factor to postural problems, leading to pains in the low back, shoulders and neck.

Foot Facts:

  • Three out of four adults will develop some kind of foot problem

  • 14 million people in the UK have some kind of foot problem, with women having approximately four times as many problems as men.

  • Eight hours on our feet equates to the same foot stress as running a marathon.

  • With every mile you walk, you shift approximately one hundred tonnes (the weight of a blue wale) just buy moving your own body weight forward.

  • There are more sweat glands per inch on our feet, than any where on the body (250,000 to be exact) and the average pair gives off about half a pint of perspiration per day. 20% of the population suffers from foot odour.

  • The way a child walks can reveal whether there are any early problems. These can usually be treated by a podiatrist on children as young as one or two.

Hints From The Foot Health Council:

  • It is best to buy shoes mid-afternoon when the feet are at their largest.

  • Low-heeled shoes (below 2”) are healthier, as high heels increase the pressure on the ball of the foot and may cause problems.

  • Arthritis, diabetes, circulatory problems and neurological diseases are just some of the conditions that can be spotted during a foot check by a chiropodist/podiatrist.

  • The skin on the foot is significantly different from other body skin and requires specialist foot care products.

Healthy feet Clinic treats all common disorders of the foot and lower limb including corns, verrucae and knee, hip and back pains. We also perform minor surgery. The shop sells nail cutters, files and moisturisers, as well as a range of exclusive supportive footwear and professional cushioning materials. Why not come for an assessment to the city centre foot clinic? Members of Westfield and HSA and other health schemes can claim back most or all of their fees.

For further information contact the Society of Chiropodists and podiatrists. Tel. 020 7234 8620. Their web site is:

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