Simply, limping refers to a case where a person walks with difficulty because of an abnormality in the foot or leg. It may be a result of muscular imbalance, pain, bone deformity or muscle weakness that interfere with a child's natural ability to walk and run. In some cases, however, limping is an indication of a severe medical condition referred to as limb length discrepancies. Here, your child's normal gait is affected by differences in the length of your legs.
Constant physical training can result in problems with your feet if you fail to maintain them properly. The impact of running and strength training coupled with sweaty trainers can lead to fungal infections, dry feet, heel pain and brittle nails. However, fortunately there are many things you can do to keep bacterial and odours at bay, reducing the chance of more serious conditions such as fungal nail infections and athlete's foot.
The most common cause of heel pain is damage to the plantar fascia. In general, the plantar fascia can be defined as the critical tissue which supports the foot by connecting the heel bone to the other associated bones. If this component of the foot sustains damage, it will thicken and become less flexible. Consequently, you will experience extensive pain in your heel when you put your weight on it. This pain can affect the quality of your life significantly because you will not be able to perform daily activities with ease.
If you are like me, you have probably been in embarrassed in the past about having thick, yellow or otherwise unsightly toenails. You may have even suffered pain from your toenails. Those statements used to describe me, but with the help of my family and podiatrist, my toenails have returned to a strong, clear and beautiful state. The journey wasn't always easy, and it forced me to ask a lot of questions and do a lot of research. As a result, I learned everything you can find in these blog posts. I see other people with painful looking toenails on the street, and I want to help them with some pointers, but walking up to strangers – however well intentioned – is a bit beyond my comfort levels so I decided to create this blog. I hope it helps and entertains you!