#AskAnExpert – Foot Health Pt. 2

#AskAnExpert – Foot Health Pt. 2

Thank you for tuning into the latest episode of #AskAnExpert, hosted once again by Dr. Michael Ryan! This episode explored more topics about foot health and ailments, with many curious questions from. To follow up on the episode, we have provided resources for each of the questions below.

Plantar Fasciitis (2:21, 24:48, 29:40)

The plantar fascia is the thick tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes creating the arch on the bottom of the foot. When strained, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated, and this inflammation is known as plantar fasciitis.

Foot Cramps (5:48)

Cramps in the feet can be caused by a lack of hydration. To combat cramping, drinking sufficient amounts of water and consuming electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and sodium can work wonders.

Hallux Rigidus (8:48)

This condition is characterized by arthritic changes in the joint. It can result in various ailments including osteophyte formation, limitation in joint range of motion, and painful ambulation.

Shin Splints (14:23)

Shin splints are common for active people, especially runners. The most predominant type of shin splints is known as “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome” (MTSS).

Ankle Rolling (19:43)

If you wear orthotics but you feel like your ankles are rolling in your shoes, they may require adjusting. Speak with a pedorthist at your local Kintec location and they can let you know what your options are.

Nerve pain (22:30)

Shooting pain in the feet or legs can have several difference culprits, and a pedorthist or physiotherapist can help you find out where the problem is.

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