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Finding the right fit for flip-flops is essential for comfort, foot health, and stability. Properly fitting flip-flops prevent blisters, arch pain, and slips, ensuring your feet are well-supported and comfortable during wear.

Understanding Comfort

Comfort in everyday footwear is vital for preventing foot pain and enhancing overall well-being. If the footwear you are wearing is not fitted correctly for you this can lead to other discomforts and long-term pain. The …

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Achilles Tendonitis: The Symptoms, Causes & How Arch Support Can Help

Achilles tendonitis is a condition characterised by inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which is a large tendon connecting the calf muscles to the back of the heel bone. This inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort in the affected area.

The Achilles tendon plays a crucial role in activities like walking, running, and jumping. When it is inflamed, these movements can become painful and challenging. Achilles tendonitis is often a …

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Best Sandals for Plantar Fasciitis in 2023 

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes, becomes inflamed. The exact cause of plantar fasciitis is often multifactorial, and several factors can contribute to its development. Here are some common causes and risk factors:

  1. Overuse or Overloading
  2. Foot Structure and Mechanics
  3. Improper Footwear
  4. Tight Achilles
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Happy Slappa’s

Oh yes it’s that time of year again!  Santa has something your feet will be forever grateful for.

There are numerous advantages to wearing supportive, orthopedic footwear. Orthopedic footwear not only supports your arch and reduces your risk of acquiring common arch ailments, but it also provides some other advantages. 

Slappa’s thongs provide arch support required to cushion your feet. Furthermore, supportive footwear can aid in the reduction of edema, …

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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland.

Patrick was never formally canonized. Nevertheless, he is venerated in the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran Churches, the Old Catholic Church, and in the Eastern Orthodox Church as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.

The dates of Patrick’s life cannot be fixed with …

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Tropical Lights

Bruce Munro: Tropical Light is a free outdoor exhibition featuring eight illuminated sculptures across Darwin’s CBD by world-renowned artist Bruce Munro.

The display will include a collection of new and existing work that reflects Mr Munro’s experiences in Australia and the Territory, including Darwin’s natural beauty, distinct wildlife, welcoming locals and spectacular sunsets.

Bruce Munro is internationally renowned for his site-specific light-based sculptures and installations.  

Tropical Light is a …

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9 Problems Slappa’s Thongs with Arch Support Can Help Treat

1. Plantar Fasciitis

Did you know 1 in 10 people suffer from Plantar Fasciitis?!

The plantar fascia is a piece of strong and thick tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the toes, creating the foot’s arch. Plantar Faciitis is inflammation for the plantar fascia, either through overstretching, overuse or a medical condition.

If you or someone you know suffers from Plantar Fasciitis …

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Answers to your Foot Pain Questions

What’s the best treatment for heel pain?

There are several treatment options for heel pain. Research shows that the best approach is to combine several therapies for best result. These include stretching, massage, ice therapy, strengthening exercises and custom orthotics.

Do orthotics work for foot pain?

Yes. Orthotics work by placing your foot in its most optimal functional position. This allows all the structures to function, as they should; avoiding …

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