What is that pain in the ball of my feet?

What is that pain in the ball of my feet?

Ball of foot (aka forefoot) pain although not as common as heel pain is still quite frequent in the clinic here. Ball of foot is also known as metatarsalgia. There are many causes of this type of pain and there are many types of foot conditions that result from this...
When should I stretch? Before or after?

When should I stretch? Before or after?

Last week we discussed the importance of warming up before exercise. This week we talk about an equally important, integral part of our training regimen. Remember, done correctly and mindfully, warming up before activity and cooling down post activity may provide...
5 Step Safety Shoe Check before buying Safety Footwear

5 Step Safety Shoe Check before buying Safety Footwear

Did you know about the 5 Step Safety Shoe Check before purchasing new safety footwear?! A study by Marr & Quine (1993) many years ago about 321 surveyed workers revealed their major complaints about their safety footwear were that they were too hot, the insole...
What time is best for exercise?

What time is best for exercise?

Now that we are well into the first quarter of the year, I have been impressed with the consistency and diligence at which our patients have been keeping themselves active. The iron is continuing to be lifted, pavement regularly pounded and laps being swum. Nice! The...
Who is Controlling Whom? – You Vs. Your Smartphone

Who is Controlling Whom? – You Vs. Your Smartphone

With the rapid advances in mobile technology, we are now more ‘glued’ to our smartphones than ever. Gaming apps such as ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Clash of Clans,’ and ‘Candy Crush’ help keep boredom at bay while we ride buses and trains. There are increasingly more ways to stay...
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