Toe Spacers – useful or not?

Toe spacers are used either at night or in wide fitting footwear to “correct the toes”. Feet spend the day in footwear, that somewhat compress the toes and changes the natural alignment of the toes. The idea of the toe spacers is to undo that unnatural force. Most commentary online about these are usually accompanied…

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Do corns have roots?

Plants have roots that they can grow back from if the top is chopped off. Do corns on the foot have roots that they can grow back from if they are chopped off? No, they do not. The myth about this and the questions about this come about because corns do have a tendency to…

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Cracked Heel Cream

Cracked heels can become quite a problem and using a cream is important as part of the management of it, however, not all creams are equal and not all work. Why do most ‘cracked heels’ creams not work? They do not work not because they are not very good. Most are good and do have…

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Exercises for Bunions

Bunions are a common problem and the question often comes up about can bunion exercises help? Short answer: yes Long answer: maybe, yes So, do Bunion Exercises Work? The answer really depends on what is meant by “work”. Will the exercises correct the bunion and associated hallux valgus? Probably not. The forces from the biomechanics…

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Getting Foot Health Information Online

The internet has become a double edged sword, in that it not only makes much more information available to us all, it also makes more false and fake information available. For health related issues this can have consequences. As this availability of information increases, so does the need for critical thinking skills and the ability…

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Do Bunion Correctors Work?

Bunions are an enlargement of the big toe joint of the foot and are typically associated with a hallux (big toe) valgus (deviation to the outside). Due to that deviation, it would seem logical to use a “bunion corrector” or “hallux valgus splint” to try and correct that deviation. This means that we have the…

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