The act of walking is about efficiency and coordination, but when efficiency and coordination fail us, each step we take can have disastrous consequences. The average person walks at a pace of approximately 90-120 steps per minute, and with the cumulative weight our feet take that can mean approximately 3000 lbs. going through each leg for each minute we spend walking. If in each step we are not walking efficiently, some area of our body will suffer the consequences. For many people each step they take has disastrous consequences for their back, and though back pain can be caused from a myriad of reasons, custom made foot orthotics can often be a part of the solution.
The achilles tendon is named after the strongest, most fearless Greek warrior, Achilles, who was fatally wounded by an arrow to his heel. The name is fitting since the achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body, which is subject to a person’s entire body weight with each step, and up to 12X a persons body weight during a sprint. However, pain in your achilles tendon, though it may not be fatal to your existence, can definitely become fatal to your activity level if not treated properly.
In Canada 2.4 million people live with diabetes, and 1 in 3 people with diabetes have it and don’t know it. Diabetes has become a global pandemic and is one of the most complex diseases to manage and treat. With November being diabetes awareness month, we at Milton Orthotic & Wellness Centre would like to encourage everyone to start, or continue to take steps towards living well to cut the risk of either getting diabetes or reducing the risk of complications of having diabetes.
With claims that their shoe will improve your balance, increase your fitness, reduce
cellulite, promote weight loss and cure back, foot and knee pain who wouldn’t
want a pair of toning shoes? But do these shoes actually live up to their claims?
Food safety is extremely important as our eating events turn towards outside preparation
during the warm summer months. Food poisoning, also known as food borne
illness, is more common than you may think. As warmer weather approaches, it’s
important to protect your food from bacteria and contaminants that could lead
to food poisoning.
Lookout! Golf season is coming and fast. As spring is fast approaching many of us are getting anxious to get out on the green, but let us not forget……it’s been sometime since you may have been out on the golf course and your body will not forget to tell you. So before you get into the swing of the season there are always things to look out for. Have you ever felt pain, discomfort or weakness in your arm, forearm and/or wrist? Ever heard of Golfer’s elbow or Medial Epicondylitis?
We all know vegetables are good for our health, but we don’t always eat enough each day. Of all the food groups in the Canada’s Food Guide, vegetables is the one group people find it most challenging to eat enough of.
A foot orthotic is a device that can be inserted into the shoe to support, align, prevent and or accommodate foot deformities and improve foot function. Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb problems including heel, arch and forefoot pain, shin splints, as well as pain and complications related to health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
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