No one of blood - the ones that are really supposed to love you, through thick or thin - stood up and spoke for her or gave her a eulogy. The people who hired her as a maid, and the children of her employers, they were the ones who spoke. Her employers. I had so much I wanted to say, but I didn't. I really didn't know her all that well. Everything I knew of her was mostly hearsay, and maybe, just maybe, I was wrong in my personal perceptions of her. On Friday, after booking out, me and chorks went to meet the Cedi guys. Before meeting them, we went to Bugis to get some stuff. They were at this place called 'Ah Loy Thai Food' located in Shaw Tower. I've never been there before and the setup of the place doesn't seem very appealing to me. The place really look like some thai roadside store with air-con. What caused it? He said, " Tight footwear might cause the deformity." I don't understand why because I've been wearing bigger shoes all along. Maybe this problem has occurred long ago but only discovered now. Thats why I always choose bigger shoes. ANKLE SPRAINS. When a shoe such as a sandal or flip flop has no type of back to it, (the back of the shoe is referred to as the shoe "counter") there is an increased propensity for ankle sprains when walking on uneven terrain. LOW BACK PAIN. As mentioned with knee pain, internal rotation of the femur also affects the aligment of the low back( sacro -illiac joint). In other words, pronation of the foot leads to internal rotation of the femur which causes abnormal alignment of sacral illiac joint thus leading to low back pain. Bunions are common among women. The deformity may be caused by arthritis, or improper fitting of footwear. Women tend to wear dress shoes that are too small for their feet just to look great with the dress. As they squeeze their feet inside the narrow shoes, the bone on the side of the foot begins to protrude that gives birth to bunion. A hammer toe or contracted toe is a deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. Mallet toe is a similar condition affecting the distal interphalangeal joint. Count until 10 and try to retain your position all the time. Once you complete the countdown, straighten your back and lift your chin as high as possible to face the roof. Make sure that you don't forget to respire! The stimulation of back growth and avoidance of a compressed vertebrate are a few positive effects of this stretching procedure. Ashford Castle, located deep in the heartland of Mayo, and set against a backdrop of forests, lakes and mountains feels like a place where time stands still, however, the castle you will see today has undergone enormous change since its beginnings nearly eight centuries ago. The rhomboid muscle is located in your upper back, connecting your shoulder blades to your spine. When you overuse your shoulder or arms, the rhomboid muscle can spasm. Activities that can induce spasms include reaching for things on a high shelf, serving a tennis ball, sitting for long periods in front of a computer or carrying something heavy on your shoulders for a prolonged time. Symptoms include pain in your back and shoulders and tightness in the muscle. Spinal decompression is an option for relieving back pain. Decompression involves relieving pressure from the disks which are located in the spine. This will help to heal an injured area. Foot health and shoe comfort are critical factors for a runner. Shoes that curl your toes can cause pain, corns, blisters and calluses. Toe curling can result from anatomical imbalances, muscle or bone weaknesses or shoe deficiencies. Poor-fitting, worn and unsupportive running shoes can exacerbate problems with your feet. To prevent toe curling, wear a shoe that fits properly and provides space for toe movement. Size of Shoes Corns and calluses, as well as overlapping and underlapping toes are all relatively minor medical conditions that can nonetheless greatly limit our mobility. By taking care of the little toe , you are protecting the quality of your life. At 5 months I still couldn't wear heels without a lot of pain. I still don't wear heels actually, more for the health of my feet, but I would say 8 months later I wore heels and felt comfortable in them. My doctor told me pinky toe surgery has a different healing process because in a shoe, your pinky is constantly being rubbed against, so maybe if you do a summer surgery you can wear flip flops or a sandal while healing. Since it would take so long to heel I decided not to get the pinky done. Exercising toe muscles regularly greatly helps to overcome cramps. Stretching the toes or moving your ankles in a circular motion helps in reducing chances of toe cramps in future. If you experience frequent cramping in toes, you should consult your doctor as he will diagnose and prescribe the necessary medications for it. On the contrary, sometimes, certain prescription drugs may also cause cramping, as a side effect. It is better to inform your doctor about this immediately. Prevention Similarly, having a balanced diet and with foodstuff rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium as well as vitamin C is essential. These nutrients help in proper functioning of the muscles. Corns are sometimes the result of another common foot deformity that affects the little toe – hammertoe or claw toe This deformity occurs when the joint of the little toe becomes permanently contracted It is often caused by high heels or narrow-toed shoes that force the toes into a bent position. If the toes remain in this position consistently, the joints and bones of the toes become permanently affected. The deformity can either be flexible or rigid, with a rigid deformity being much more difficult (if not impossible) to reverse. This is specific when there are Hard Corns with cracks. These are very painful and bleed on touch or movement.