February 18, 2017; Bukit Timah, Singapore: The Sole Clinic, a unique Podiatry and Physiotherapy clinic in Singapore that offers solutions for sports injuries, foot pain and foot-related conditions, has introduced the YAMUNA® Foot Fitness Program for patients with flat feet related issues.
Pes planus (Flat feet) is a condition in which the bottoms of your feet have a lowered or collapsed arch. It can be congenital or acquired as an adult. An estimated 20–30% of the general population have flat feet related problems. For some, having flat feet may not cause any problems, but in others, flat feet leads to misalignment in the lower body and that can result in development of pain or aches in the lower limbs. Some may also experience difficulty doing tiptoeing, or walk with their toes turning out.
“Problems arise from flat feet because the body tries to compensate and realign itself, which leads to discomfort and pain in lower legs, ankles, knees, hips and lower back.” says Principal Podiatrist Fiona Hu Wenyan. “Until now, the most effective treatment is orthotic insoles for arch support. With our new foot fitness program, patients will no longer have to wear unsightly shoes with inserts and they can get effective results with proper exercises.” She further added, “Our podiatrists will perform a thorough assessment and suggest exercises specific to each patient to increase foot strength and stability.”
The Sole Clinic’s Podiatry clinic in Singapore has introduced the YAMUNA® Foot Fitness Program specially designed to correct flat feet misalignment. The program will include targeted stretching and strengthening exercises that alleviates foot pain and trains the foot’s intrinsic muscles to support the arch. It is a preventative care method that improves strength, stability and balance in the foot and ankles.
The Sole Clinic has experienced Podiatrists who will conduct a thorough physical examination of the hips, knees, and feet, and also perform gait and footwear analysis to suggest the best treatment plan for patients, and the YAMUNA® Foot Fitness Program will be recommended if appropriate. There are an increased number of patients who prefer a long term training program that improves their flat feet condition, even when they are barefooted, so that they will not be excessively reliant on footwear and insoles. Podiatrists at The Sole Clinic will instruct specific exercises to treat the foot holistically under the new YAMUNA® Foot Fitness Program. These exercises will help to stabilize the ankle and provide the foot's arch with a sturdier support even without insoles. With hard work and discipline, patients can eventually avoid using any form of inserts in their shoes.
For more information about Foot Fitness Program, please visit http://www.thesoleclinic.com/podiatry-services/yamuna-foot-fitness/