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Orthotics by post specialises in creating custom-made Orthotics to help heal and relieve symptoms of various foot problems
Flat foot refers to the lack of arch in your foot when standing. This is generally a genetic condition that only requires treatment if it’s troublesome when exercising or standing for long periods.
Plantar fasciitis can cause pain in the bottom of your heel or in the lower part of your middle foot. This happens when the plantar fascia ligament becomes strained because of soft-soled footwear with poor arch support, frequent standing, long-distance running, weight gain, or other foot conditions. It can develop over time, and pain can range from dull to sharp. You may experience more pain when your feet have been resting for prolonged periods.
You may or may not realize you have Morton’s neuroma, as it isn’t always painful. This is a condition that thickens the tissue around a nerve in the ball of your foot, between your arch and toes. The term neuroma refers to a swelling of a nerve. The nerve commonly affected is a small nerve that connects the 3rd and 4th toes, counting from the big toe. The patient will complain of pain in the sole of the foot. Morton’s neuroma occurs most commonly in middle-aged women and can be caused by high heels, too-tight shoes, athletics requiring repetitive movements, or foot or gait abnormality.
Metatarsalgia is a general term used to denote a painful foot condition in the metatarsal region of the foot (the area just before the toes, more commonly referred to as the ball of the foot). This is a common foot disorder that can affect the bones and joints at the ball-of-the-foot
Sesamoiditis is a type of bone inflammation of the foot that causes pain. The sesamoids are bones in your foot where tendons connect to help bend your big toe. Sesamoiditis occurs when the sesamoids are injured or inflamed.
Pain, inflammation, or even a bony protrusion at the front of the heel may be symptoms of a heel spur. Heel spurs occur because of a calcium deposit that grows between your heel and arch. Heel spurs may be diagnosed through the pain you feel in your heel or as a result of another foot condition altogether, such as plantar fasciitis. It may be difficult to diagnose this condition yourself.
A shin splint is the most common cause of exercise-induced leg pain encountered by athletes of all levels. This condition can also affect non-athletic people who are on their feet all day. In the past the term shin splint has been used to describe all forms of pain in the lower leg. Misleading terms such as compartment syndrome and stress fractures have all been used to describe a shin splint.
Leg Length Discrepancy
Leg length discrepancy is a difference between the lengths of the legs. Some children are born with legs of different lengths. In other cases, illness or injury causes a discrepancy in length to develop over time.
EXAMPLES OF FOOT PROBLEMS
Here at Orthotics By Post we have helped thousands of clients with many feet problems. These are some examples of the types of problem feet we see on a day to day basis.