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The most common training injuries for those new to exercise

Keen to embark on a health kick in the New Year? Thinking of upping your current training programme once the festive season has subsided? That’s great – but you need to remember that workout injuries are particularly common amongst those who are new to exercise or are returning to the gym or their favourite sport […]

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New report suggests 20% of UK sick days are taken due to musculoskeletal problems

Here at OrthoSole HQ, we like to keep an eye on the latest stats around workplace absences. We’ve known for some time now that joint and back pain are causing wide scale problems for workers, and that cases of plantar fasciitis are on the rise in business environments. But concrete findings from the Office for […]

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What is plantar fasciitis and how do you treat it?

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis, otherwise known as Policeman’s Heel, refers to the inflammation of the bottom of the foot that joins the heel bone to the toe. 1 in 10 people will suffer from the condition at some stage in their lifetime, making it one of the most common illnesses in the UK […]

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The best insoles for flat feet

You may have come across the term ‘flat foot’ but aren’t too sure what it means. In this blog, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about what it means to have flat feet, and provide you with an insight into the best insoles on the market that are designed to counteract […]

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Get a free nail polish when you buy a high heel pad!

If you’ve been thinking about getting hold of a high heel pad for a while now, now’s the best time to buy – because we’re giving our customers a free nail polish with every purchase! Head to the checkout with a high heel pad, pick your favourite colour varnish, and both items will drop on […]

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How often do you change your footwear?

Winter is upon us, and we’re sure you’ve already swapped your open-toed sandals for thicker, more robust footwear that will keep your feet warm and protect them from the elements. But the change in seasons has got us thinking: how often do we change our footwear? And how do we know when it’s time to […]

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The link between foot pain and discomfort elsewhere in the body

Foot pain can be annoying, right? The all-too-familiar twinges caused by ill-fitting shoes can stop you in your tracks, while blisters, corns and bunions can make standing or walking very uncomfortable indeed. But did you know that if seemingly mild foot-related ailments are left unaddressed, they could cause pain and discomfort elsewhere in the body? […]

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Cases of plantar fasciitis are increasing in the workplace. Here’s what to do about it!

Are you finding that more and more of your employees are taking time off work to recover from foot-related conditions? You’re not alone. Many of the businesses we’ve encountered over the years have shared their concerns over what appears to be a plantar fasciitis epidemic. Directors, managers and even employees themselves have told us that […]

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Stay supported to enjoy your garden for longer

National Allotment Week started on 12th August – which was the perfect opportunity for green-fingered gardeners across the country to show their appreciation for their favourite pastime! We’re big fans of this popular hobby, largely because gardening is fantastic for your physical and psychological wellbeing. Tending to your own little corner of the outdoors keeps […]

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Keep festivals fun with OrthoSole!

Are you going to a festival this summer? Perhaps you’ve already spent the weekend in a tent, lapping up great music and enjoying the odd tipple or two? There’s no better way to catch up with friends, let off some steam and enjoy the best that the British summer can throw at us. But while […]

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