Blog - Sole Therapy

Why Is My Big Toe So Sore?

Pain in the big toe joint or 1st metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is one of the most common complaints seen at Sole Therapy and something successfully treated regularly. Why the big toe is joint important The big toe joint is one of the most important joints in the...

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How Dry Needling Can Help You ?

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is an evidence-based therapy where a thin acupuncture needle is inserted into an area of muscle that has developed a trigger point. Trigger points are a hypersensitive area of muscles with a palpable nodule or ‘knot’. They can cause...

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Foot Mobilisation Therapy

Foot Mobilisation Therapy At Sole Therapy, we are one of the first podiatry practices to use Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) as a manual therapy, in combination with dry needling, orthotics and exercise to treat patients. What is Foot Mobilisation Therapy? Foot...

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Babies Foot Development

The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 35 joints, held together and supported by scores of ligaments. Babies feet are padded with fat and are highly flexible. Children begin to walk anywhere between 8 and 18 months of age. Most toddlers are...

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Children Foot Types

Children Foot Types Flat Feet The developed foot has an arch, called the medial arch, formed by muscles and ligaments. Up until 2 years of age children’s feet appear to have fallen arches or ‘flat feet’. In children, this is normal, and due to weakened muscle tone in...

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Feet and Surfing: How Podiatrists Play a Part?

The common misconception is that surfing is a non-demanding relaxing water sport. Usually not the first activity you think of when you hear the phrase “sports injury”. As a passionate surfer myself, I understand the biomechanics around surfing and believe this sport...

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Is your child in-toeing or pigeon-toed?

Intoeing or ‘pigeon-toed’ is a common childhood pathology which results in either one or both feet turning inwards. This is often a result of genetic problems and/or development within the womb. This inevitably results in children having an increase falls risk and...

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CHILDREN & FLAT FEET BEWARE!

Flat feet can be a sign of a tarsal coalition. In particular, they cause a flat foot called a rigid flat foot – which is one where the position of the foot is stuck in that position. Tarsal coalition rigid flat feet can be very painful and sometimes can lead to a poor...

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Is heel pain getting you down?

Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men. This is mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems. Women of all ages find it difficult...

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