Unsafe Footwear Impairs Balance and Increases the Risk of Fall

Safe shoes fit securely and has non-slippery soles

Elderly who fell and injured themselves often were found wearing inappropriate shoes. In “The Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons”, both American Geriatric Society and British Geriatric Society have pointed out inappropriate footwear as a major cause of concern. Whether indoor or outdoor, unsafe footwear can cause loss of balance and bad …

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Plantar Fasciitis and Helpful Remedies

Plantar fascia is the ligament joining the heel to the toes

A friend phoned and said doctor told her she has plantar fasciitis in her right foot. “The pain is killing me,” she said. “Could be the walking.” She has recently taken up walking exercise and strength training, and has been very enthusiastic about it. So, what is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a foot problem …

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Foot Problems Increase the Risks of Falling

Foot problem can increase the risk of falling

Common symptoms of foot problems are pain, swelling, redness, tingling and numbness of one or both feet. Many of us probably have experienced some or all of above. It takes a lot of grit to walk with blisters, right? Whether causing pain or numbness, foot problems can affect our balance and change the way we …

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