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    Healthy Feet
    The majority of the population can maintain healthy feet through education, advice and prompt care.
  • Foot xray The Association of Podiatrists of Malta, The Association of Podiatrists of Malta
    X-ray
    A foot X-ray showing the complex bone system that makes up the human foot
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    Footwear
    In any environment good footwear is key to preventing foot injuries. Your Podiatrist can help you identify the right footwear depending on your needs.
  • Biomechanics The Association of Podiatrists of Malta, The Association of Podiatrists of Malta
    Biomechanics
    Podiatric Biomechanics is the study of human movement and related pathologies. It allows Podiatrists to interpret movements, identify problems and suggest treatment options.
  • Foot Anatomy The Association of Podiatrists of Malta, The Association of Podiatrists of Malta
    Anatomy
    The human foot and ankle has a complex anatomy. It is composed of the outer skin layer, the vascular system, neuromuscular system and skeletal system. Any of these can develop problems during your lifetime.
Foot Health
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Foot Facts

The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. It's neglect and lack of awareness of proper care - including ill fitting shoes- brings on problems. Women have about four times as many foot problems as men with high heels and stillettos partly to blame. Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet- so foot ailments can be a sign of serious and systemic (affecting the whole body) problems. It is...

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Common Foot Conditions

The famous philosopher Socrates was once quoted as saying 'When one's feet hurts one hurts all over.' Indeed, painful feet can affect our ability to enjoy the most basic activities in our daily lives. Thankfully, many foot conditions can be easily prevented before pain...

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Ten Tips for Healthy Feet

1. Don’t ignore foot pain. It isn’t normal. See your podiatrist if pain persists.

2. Inspect your feet regularly, paying attention to changes in colour and temperature....

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Top ten foot problems

1. Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the long band of connective tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot. Heel spurs are bony overgrowths on the...

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10 Foot Health Tips when Travelling

1. Before travelling, visit a podiatrist if you ARE experiencing any pain, problems or discomfort with your feet or ankles. Foot pain is NOT...

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At the footwear outlet

What should you look for?

Heel – this should have a broad base, and should be no greater than 4cm (11/2”)

Heel Counter – this reinforces the heel cup and stabilises the foot upon ground contact

Sole –...

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Do's and Dont's

Do's

  • Inspect your feet daily for any peculiarities or changes, especially if you are a diabetic. If you are unable to see your feet adequately, ask for assistance.
  • Wash your feet daily, taking special care to wash between the toes.
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Downloads

Check out our downloads section, where you can find some handy downloads giving you information on a number of foot health issues from diabities to chronic foot illness, as well as some great tips on what footwear to purchase and a quiz to see if you know which is the perfect foot wear for you!

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FAQs

People with diabetes should inspect their feet daily. 

People with diabetes can develop numbness in their feet that they are unaware of. When the feet are numb, the patient can have injuries that go undetected which could develop into serious problems unless daily foot inspections are performed. Early diagnosis greatly improves the chances of successful treatment.

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