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Randomized Crossover Trial on the Effect of Compression Stockings on Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy

BACKGROUND 50-80% of all women experience nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (NVP). NVP has a detrimental impact on women’s quality of life (QoL), especially their ability to work.Despite the fact that a number of therapeutic interventions exist to alleviate symptoms – ranging from pharmaceutical products to natural therapies – women remain reluctant to take medications during pregnancy, and a safe, effec-tive and acceptable treatment for NVP is

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August 14, 2017

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Comfort and fit in footwear – too loose, too tight, and just right!

At Happy Feet Pedorthics I often reference the Three Bears story when it comes to footwear – not too loose, not too tight, and just right!   Twice in recent weeks – short of having a blue as such, with two different clients, the clients have left our clinic with shoes which in my view are 2 sizes too long and at least 2 sizes too wide!   From the first client’s perspective this is the way I like them, and I have to wear them!   OK,

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August 3, 2017

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Our feet when we are smaller and then we grow bigger!

When do we ever really listen to our feet? Corns and callous are amongst the most common foot problems with the incidence higher amongst women than men. Bunions are another common foot problem with a higher incidence amongst women!   We love party shoes at Happy Feet Pedorthics – the question is how often at what cost for this year at young age and then in 5 years after that and after that?   We can all help ourselves from a very young age by w

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July 21, 2017

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Why extra width and extra depth footwear? Paddle Foot’s story!

Have a look at your feet for a moment. What is the shape of your foot?   Take another moment to look at your shoes. What is the toe shape of your shoes?   Beautiful feet with their unique dimensions! Beautifully handsome shoes made on lasts with their unique dimensions!   The question – is there a match or mismatch? The outcome –comfortable or uncomfortable feet?       After a long day out, or a long night dancing abou

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July 17, 2017

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What’s the story with your feet –are they flat?

At Happy Feet Pedorthics we see all sorts of feet – long, wide, short, skinny, high arched, neutral and flat!   Take a walk in the sand or walk with wet feet on dry concrete.   Compare your picture with ours as a beginning! Is your foot neutral, high arched or flat? Are both feet similar or different? With the flat footedness what’s happening with the 5th toes – often the little toes can be red and calloused because with the foot in it’s

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July 7, 2017

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