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2012-01-12 13:31:03

A team led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) has made an advance in understanding the causes of adult-acquired flat feet — a painful condition particularly affecting middle-aged women. Published today in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, the findings could eventually lead to new drug therapy for this and other common conditions affecting the tendons, such as Achilles tendonitis. Adult-acquired flat foot is most common in women over 40 and often goes undiagnosed....

2012-01-05 16:03:36

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second — about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina State University biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have discovered why: At 2 meters per second, running makes better use of an important calf muscle than walking, and therefore is a much more efficient use of the muscle´s — and the body´s — energy....

2011-12-12 16:02:35

National Sports Medicine Expert Says Wounds May be Just Beginning While the threat of an NBA lockout appears to be over, the wounds may just be beginning. A national sports medicine expert who published an article in a medical journal about the injury ramifications of lockouts, says that NBA players should learn from information analyzed after the NFL lockout.    A published report shows that Achilles tendon injuries to NFL players have quadrupled compared to past years....

2011-04-01 00:09:30

Dr. Ed Davis, San Antonio podiatrist, urges patients to be well-informed about proper foot and ankle health care through new online education resources. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Premier podiatrist in San Antonio, Dr. Ed Davis, enhances patient education through the practice's online education resources. Patient education has become a top priority for this podiatrist in San Antonio, TX. Using the practice's comprehensive website to relay valuable information, patients can now...

2011-03-09 10:00:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --You don't have to be a professional athlete to benefit from a new procedure called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Used in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and Major League pitcher Takashi Saito, the technique also is being used to treat foot and ankle conditions in "weekend warriors" and to heal wounds in diabetics. It can even help those suffering from arthritis, according to Sean T. Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, an Illinois...

2011-01-18 07:31:00

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soccer season is in full swing and a local foot and ankle surgeon strongly urges parents and coaches to think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to "play through" foot and ankle pain. "Skeletally immature kids, starting and stopping and moving side to side on cleats that are little more than moccasins with spikes - that's a recipe for foot and ankle sprains and worse," cautions Davis, a member of the American College of Foot...

2010-08-24 13:37:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot pain began affecting Donna's tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to play through the pain and rest her feet between matches. But when the pain became too much, and even started affecting her everyday activities, she made an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon. His diagnosis: Donna was suffering from plantar fasciitis and a neuroma....

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2010-07-16 10:15:00

When it comes to shoes, some women will go through hell for a pair of Jimmy Choos. But what effect does wearing high heels have on our bodies? Clinicians have known for a long time that if you hold a limb in a shortened position over an extended period, the muscles shorten. High-heeled shoes push our heels up, which made Marco Narici from Manchester Metropolitan University wonder whether wearing heels on a regular basis could shorten our calf muscles. According to Narici, there was some...

2010-04-30 11:50:00

CHICAGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As heel pain continues to be one of the most prevalent foot problems affecting men and women of all ages, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) today published a new clinical practical guideline to help physicians diagnose and treat the numerous conditions associated with it. Appearing as a supplement to the May/June Issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, the guideline is a revision of the original 2001 document and...

2010-01-12 17:32:06

More than a third of National Football League (NFL) players who sustained an Achilles tendon injury were never able to return to professional play according to research in the current issue of Foot & Ankle Specialist (published by SAGE). The injured players who did return to active play averaged a 50% reduction in their power ratings. The aim of the study was to document the epidemiology of Achilles tendon ruptures in the NFL and to quantify the impact of these injuries on player...


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