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The freedom of barefoot walking but ……

The warmer months and autumn days are a great time to enjoy being outdoors more often, maybe visiting a beach, going bush or just hanging out at home or with friends. Many people just love to go barefoot as often as possible indoors and outdoors. The risk of going barefoot is getting cuts, nicks and even stung on your feet. The feel of textures like sand between our toes, grass under our feet, the dirt of the campsite, the river pebbles and for some the he

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February 17, 2016

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Children – free as the wind

Parents come to Happy Feet Pedorthics truly very worried about their children’s feet. Grandparents also come worried about their grandchildren’s feet! And I am one of them – a grandparent having to be told repeatedly – not to worry – Lucas’s feet are normal! We know that: Poor footwear choices for children can lead to problems. Apparently this was my failing as a parent – the shoes were too short – so the toes are clawed. Definitely

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February 10, 2016

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Have you got a policeman’s heel?

Otherwise known as plantar fasciitis! The pain – clients talk of the pain! Such is the pain any mention of anything that suggests there could be plantar fasciitis pain – pedorthist beware! Clients talk about waking up – not being able to put their feet to the ground to get out of bed – some crawl, gradually warming up and gradually being able to walk! Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia. It is caused by over-pron

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Look at the hands, look at the feet

I heard a story once about the daughter who was expressing her concern about her mum – and the heart specialist proclaimed “Look at your Mum, alive isn’t she, as the mum stood there looking exquisite in one of her several gold coats.” The message – celebrate life! The directions to a home visit location ended with – the house on the left with a balcony overlooking the sea and a tinny in the front. Living alone – quite deaf, washing hanging to

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December 8, 2015

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Pain and more pain

The condition is neurofibromatosis. The person feels pain. Watching the person walk the whole body says pain. What do we see? Foot shape and size quite different. Marks on the skin. Veins. Toes. Stance position.     What shoes are worn in to the appointment? The best money could buy and the best in another shop on the day! TOO BIG AND ILL FITTING – making for more pain! What is happening underneath the foot? Where is the foot taking the pressur

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December 3, 2015

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