Kelly Slater’s Feet

The top athlete and pro surfer, Kelly Slater Instagram and a photo of both of his feet showing x-rays of the left and right foot. He explained he has had 5 foot injuries since 2003 with the most recent on the right foot ligamentous strain which can be called turf-toe. He explains he had the same injury one year ago.

Interestingly the x-rays show many serious foot injuries to the bones and joints. On the right foot previous broken metatarsal is to the third and fourth shafts can be seen to have repaired with larger bony areas. The right second metatarsal also shows the cleaning in the shaft which shows previous to crash or break injury. The right first metatarsal has two small sesamoid bones underneath it to help it glide the metatarsal when walking and running and these are slightly misplaced due to slight forefoot splaying. The right 50 toll distil joint appears to be fused which is common after repeated toe breaks. The left foot so was similar forfeit splaying with sesamoid displacement and also some shoes in of the left 52 and also the fourth and fifth toes in the intermediate phalangeal joints.

This is most likely due toe breaks over the years with barefoot sports such as surfing. With x-rays showing trauma to the feet such as these injuries it would be interesting to hear the stories behind the injuries.

 

Kelly Slater's Foot Xray

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Prevent golf club grip finger blisters

Footerella Golf Finger Tapes on golfer's hand

A practical assessment of Golf Finger tapes by Mark Armstrong

” It summer, humidity and sweat makes me increase my grip on the handle and my left 5th finger starts to rub and friction on the end of the club. The tapes saved my fingers on my left thumb and first finger at the driving range of 2 bags of balls. But the 40°C heat, humidity and having to grip tighter than normal because of the moisture and blisters are forming.

So i used Golf Finger on my predictable “Hot spots” – my left index finger and thumb. Today’s elements were quite extreme so I used one also on my 5th finger. Happy to report no blisters. “

Hyper-pronation Wave Orthotic

Footerella The wave orthotic on sports shoe

There are many great running shoes for hyper-pronation. The inside aspect of the sole of the shoe is usually solid and made of a denser material.  If the running shoe is very soft the excessive probation is increase.

A device that actually correct and prevents the hyper-pronation is ideal. Wave orthotics are very thin – less than a millimetre. The reinforced wedge in the inside prevents hyper pronation. Depending on the angle of foot deviation, the wave orthotic aligner can be adjusted to correct any excessive movement.

For example, if the foot leans-in by 13 degrees the medial wedge for the wave orthotic aligner can be tilted 13 degrees to counter act is and aligning the foot and ankle.

Verruca and warts

A verruca is a planter wart that is on the foot. The skin on the sole of the foot differs to elsewhere on the body. Usually when a wart is on the rest of the body grows out words like a little lump. On the sole of the foot the wart is pooled inwards inside the body and can grow much larger. The virus pulls the blood vessels and small nerves outside of the body the small blood vessels turn black as they get strangled.

Footerella Wartssuck gentle warts removal system

Warts suck device works by pulling the new blood supply towards the warts. The wart kills the tissue in the area and starves it of oxygenated blood. The warts suck suction device draws oxygenated blood to the wart so that the body can fight the virus. It is a painless treatment suitable for very young children also. It should be used it tonight for 10 minutes for 28 days using the rosehip anti-inflammatory cold pressed organic oil to create a suction. This is a safe home treatment for verruca and warts. Adults can use it also. If the problem persists visit a Podiatrist.

Forefoot tapes to bind the feet

The forefoot can widen and cause the gig toe to move away from the foot. This is called hallux valgus or commonly also known as a bunion. The ligaments soften and cause the bones to move away from each other which makes the foot wider. Female hormones make the ligaments softer compare to men’s ligaments that are stiffer and stronger. Using Footerella Tapes in the special position holds the foot together and can reverse early stages of bunion for formation.

Foot Corns

Foot corns under the ball of the foot can be very painful. The main reason for having corns under this part of the foot is because the metatarsal bones are protruding through the fatty padding. This can be due to 2 reasons one either the fat pad has become thinner which is very common with Indian subcontinent feet. There is very little fatty padding on the sole of the feet and this diminishes with age. The arches are usually normal to high in this foot type which puts more pressure on the sole of the feet.

In another common case, where a bone in the forefoot has dropped, it pushes through the flatly padded layer and compresses the skin. In both cases the skin on the sole of the foot reacts by thickening. It thickens to the hardness of toenail. It is unique to the foot this type of hard skin.

Foot corns tape is used to pull the fatty padding back into place as well as lifting the bones back up. Use every day for 28 days to see results. The hardened skin stops growing after 3 months so repeated use of foot corns for 12 weeks / 3 months is advised.


Men with Heel Pain – Heel Buzz

Usually heel pain starts only on 1 foot. It can be on and off until it is very very painful and feels like a broken bone inside the heel. Usually those suffering this painful condition called planter fasciitis feel like frauds. This is because when they wake up first thing in the morning the heel is very painful to put on the ground and after 20 steps it starts to feel better. Usually they can run 5 km or more without any problems and then after sitting for a while and standing up it is then very painful.

Family members can begin to believe that this person with your pain is making it up because how can they run for5 km or more and yet have pain in their feet when they go to stand up and take a few simple steps. Planter fatty, it is most commonly is the swelling of the heel bone where a very thick leather strap like structure called the planter fascia inserts into the heel bone.

Usually on the shorter leg every human being has a shorter leg this tilts the hip forward making that ankle slightly lean in and the arch to drop a little. This engages the plantar fascia to pull taught. If this goes on for too long the bone where it attaches into begins to crack microscopically which feels like a broken bone. Swelling builds up after periods of rest so that when the patient puts the foot on the ground it hurts as much as a broken bone but as walking begins to increase the circulation it removes the swelling so the pain feels better.

Using Hilbers cushions to heal and also the electro muscle stimulator helps with pain but also tightened and engages the foot arch muscles so that the foot is not reliant only on the plantar fascia to hold its shape. In severe cases and orthotic may have to be worn for 12 weeks to lift the arch and tilt the ankle straight to stop the overall engagement of the plantar fascia band.

Burning foot when cycling

When cycling, the front of the foot is the main power from which the force of the lower leg is pushed through the pedal. If the forfeit is not in the correct metatarsal position the intermetatarsal muscles will start to cramp and feel very hot like burning sensation.

The metatarsal position is similar to the tooth position at the front of the mouth. The layman’s term for an overbite is called buck teeth. When the metatarsals drop instead of being rainbow shaped giving a nice transverse arch in the forfeit the metatarsals drop and become a depressed arch which does not engage the intermetatarsal muscles and these are the muscles that begin to burn and feel hot when cycling after 20 km or so.

By using adhesive stretchy kinesiology tapes, Hot Foot Relief TM, specially designed for this part of the foot to engage the transverse arch this will allow those muscles to engage during the force of the pedal push resulting in longer kilometres before the hot foot starts to develop. In severe cases are special orthotic may also have to be worn during the day when not cycling to lift the metatarsals back up similar to orthodontic braces for the teeth. For mild problems, use the hotfoot kinesesiology tape while cycling and for severe cases, visit your podiatrist for an orthotic to lift these bones outside and use hotfoot tapes whilst cycling to perform to your best.

 

 

 

After having my baby my feet got bigger!

Most women discover after having their children that their feet have gotten bigger and wider. The pregnancy hormones make the ligaments softer and this affects the foot by making the bones part away from each other making the foot bigger and wider. Shoes can become tighter as the foot expands in width and length.

By using the Footerella System for 12 weeks, the arches in the feet lift and tighten , returning the feet to their former glory, or in most cases, even better.