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Foot Health Guide – Insoles for Nurses

In the UK, nurses can spend up to 12 hours a shift on their feet. Rushing between wards and dealing with any number of emergencies, this is exhausting to say the least. Apart from draining energy, though, it can also have some serious consequences for their health. Here’s our summary of these health implications, and how you can mitigate them with the best insoles for nurses and a regular regime of stretching.  What are the effects of standing up for long periods of time?  The health risks of sitting down all day are well known, but those of being up and about aren’t as widely recognised. Standing up and walking all day, especially in a hospital environment, can cause a...

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Plantar fasciitis Vs plantar fasciopathy

Tomayto, tomahto; plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciopathy. For century’s terms such as gonorrhoeal heel, Policeman’s heel, jogger’s heel, plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciopathy have all been used interchangeably to describe pain under the heel. This reflects the evolving nature of our understanding of this condition.  Plantar fasciitis is often used as an umbrella term for heel pain issues but it’s not always technically accurate. Plantar fasciopathy is a more appropriate, modern terminology. What’s the difference? Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the plantar fascia (‘itis’ in medicine means inflammation). Plantar fasciopathy is the overarching term for the condition, where plantar fasciosis refers to a phase in the condition when ligament tissues break down. (Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the fascia) may occur...

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