The Thera-Ped Blog

A woman is stretching, using structured movement, to alleviate pain in her ankle, knee, hip or back. Biomechanics of the foot.

Biomechanics of the Foot: 7 Ways to Eliminate Pain from Head to Toe

July 24, 2023

The Biomechanics of the Foot Biomechanics is the study of applying physics (mechanics) to a living body (biological organism). The foot is a complex biomechanical mechanism consisting of 28 bones, 33 joints, and 112 ligaments. In our practice, we see…

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plantar fasciitis and some advice for treating it

Advice for Plantar Fasciitis Relief: What It Is and How You Can Get Rid of It, 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

July 10, 2023

Often, people ask whether conditions like Plantar Fasciitis (PF) will ever get better. Plantar fasciitis is simply inflammation (-itis) of the plantar fascia (connective tissue supporting the arch of your foot). It is a syndrome that can be caused by…

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Woman with severe foot pain. My shoes are hurting me.

My Shoes Are Hurting Me: Picking The Right Footwear to Reduce Foot Pain

June 26, 2022

An ingrown toenail, a painful callous, a sore heel or a throbbing knee? My shoes are hurting me, what can I do?! Putting it in perspective, you will often find there is a trail of evidence leading up to one…

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the benefits of orthotics in the workplace

5 Expert Tips for Workplace Footwear: Proven Pain Relief Must-Knows

June 12, 2022

Whether you’re an electrician or a nurse, a warehouse worker or a carpenter, chances are, your workday is spent on your feet. In this article we’re going to explore 5 expert tips for workplace footwear. When doing physically demanding work…

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