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5 Rules Hikers Need to Follow to Prevent Twisting Their Ankles in the Backcountry

8 August 2016
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Hikers who like to head into the backcountry are at increased risk of twisting an ankle since they often need to traverse rough, uneven terrain. Twisting an ankle can damage the bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles within your foot. This might simply result in an uncomfortable hike back to your car, but it can also do serious damage. If you find yourself barely able to walk in the backcountry, you're in a bad spot, and the pressure you'll need to place on your foot to get anywhere could increase the amount of damage sustained, so make sure you follow these five rules to help prevent turning your ankle.
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Dealing With Shin Splint: Advice For Badminton Players

8 July 2016
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Badminton is a popular sport across Australia, but like any other form of physical activity, injuries can occur. Common injuries in badminton include sprained ankles and tennis elbow, but players can also experience shin splints. Find out what causes this problem, and learn more about the steps you may need to take to deal with the issue. What are shin splints? The term 'shin splints' is often one that people apply to any pain that occurs beneath the knee and the ankle, but there are several variations of the condition.
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How to Protect Your Child Soccer Star From a Nasty Ingrown Toenail

13 April 2016
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Compared to some of the more "serious" soccer injuries, like broken bones and torn ligaments, an ingrown toenail may seem like the least of your child's worries. In reality, an ingrown toenail can be incredibly painful, keeping your little soccer star off the pitch until it's treated. An ingrown toenail can also become dangerously infected if left untreated. Luckily, it's not too difficult to prevent this problem -- here are three tips that will keep your kid's toes happy and healthy.
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Four Ways to Stop Heel Pain From Kettlebell Training

2 March 2016
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Whether you're new to kettlebell training or an experienced weightlifter, injuries can come out of nowhere. The dynamic movements and transfer of power from the lower to upper region of the body can cause serious harm to your feet, ankles and legs if you don't train properly. If you are experiencing heel pain after kettlebell workouts, these tips will help. Don't Wear Thick-Soled Running Shoes Cushioned shoes may benefit you when you're constantly pounding your heel against concrete, but they aren't ideal for lifting as they will hinder your natural movement.
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Three Simple Treatment Options for Ankle Sprains

19 January 2016
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Ankle sprains are relatively common injuries, and the damage can be minor or major. Generally, the sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the bones and ankle joints are stretched or torn. The ligaments are elastic body structures that protect the ankle from abnormal and excessive movements, including twisting and rolling. If the ligaments are forcefully stretched beyond their limits, the sprain will occur. It is advisable to consult a podiatrist when an ankle sprain occurs for diagnosis and treatment.
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Amazing Facts, Blogs and Ideas About Podiatry

Whether you are a concerned parent, a podiatry patient or someone just worried about your own feet, my blog is designed for you. Hi, my name is Alecia, and due to gestational diabetes, I had to see a podiatrist a few years ago. Now, my son has flat feet, and we are again eliciting help from one of these professionals. I wanted to help others who may be in similar situations so I decided to start this blog. I am going to cover a range of info related to podiatry, and I hope that these posts, ideas and facts inspire and inform you. Thanks for reading, and I wish you the best of health with your feet and the rest of your body.