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2011-02-09 00:01:31

For Valentine's Day, YogaPro is offering its most popular product, YogaToes®, for 50% off. Simply visit YogaPro.com and use the coupon code "LOVE" to save up to $20 on each pair purchased. Offer is valid until February 14th, 2011. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) February 8, 2011 YogaToes®, the revolutionary foot care and therapy product, is on special for Valentine's Day. Until February 14th, customers may purchase Original YogaToes®, YT Sensation or YT Sport for 50% off. Use the discount...

2010-11-08 19:59:43

African Americans in the study age 45 or older were three times more likely than whites of the same age to have corns or flat feet. In people who were not obese, African Americans were twice as likely to have bunions and hammer toes than whites. Common foot disorders such as flat feet, corns and bunions are more prevalent among African Americans than in whites, a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found. African Americans in the study age 45 or older...

2009-02-26 04:08:00

Introducing Yoga Sandals(R) Originals2 Footwear by Beech HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Beech Sandal Company enhances the popular Yoga Sandals(R) Originals line with new adjustable toe separators, creating Yoga Sandals(R) Originals2. This patented foot therapy can now be customized to fit the unique characteristics of each foot, increasing flexibility and helping improve balance and body alignment with regular wear of these innovative sandals. (Photo:...

2009-02-25 09:00:00

Study finds many children at risk for foot deformity due to wrong size shoes LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many young children are wearing shoes that are too small, according to a new study presented today at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org/) (AAOS). As a result, these children may be at high risk for developing serious foot deformities. The study, which took place in Switzerland, included nearly 250 boys and girls...

2008-12-08 17:05:14

German engineers have developed a flexible hinged splint that may correct bunions without surgery. A bunion -- Hallux valgus -- is a foot dysfunction where the big toe is malpositioned. The study examined 20 cases of light to moderate Hallux valgus and compared the effectiveness of a traditional rigid night-splint and the Bunion Aid flexible hinged splint. Dr. Klaus A. Milachowski of the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, said the subjects wore both the night splint and the...

2008-10-02 00:00:23

Foot problems caused by high heels can cost thousands to repair, a British study found. The study, led by National Health Service consulting podiatrist Emma Supple, determined $51 million is spent each year in Britain on corrective foot surgery, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. Operations such as bunion and corn removal can cost $7,000, while toe straightening can cost more than $2,100. Other high heel-related surgeries include big toe joint replacement, removing trapped nerves and...

2008-08-26 12:01:27

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Catherine Dolf, +1-847-384-4034, (C) +1-847-894-9112, dolf@aaos.org, or Lauren Pearson +1-847-384-4031, (C) +1-224-374- 8610, lpearson@aaos.org, both of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Study finds most patients can drive safely six weeks following surgical treatment ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Six weeks following bunion surgery, most patients' pain levels are so low that they are able to get back behind the wheel of a car...

2008-08-14 18:00:44

HEALTH chiefs were yesterday accused of risking a potentially serious medical mix-up after ordering staff to refer to patients by number rather than name. The Plain English Campaign said the rules imposed by bosses at Colchester General and Essex County hospitals could have serious consequences. Marie Clair, spokeswoman for the Plain English Campaign, said: ""I am petrified to think that all that stands between me having a bunion straightened and a vital organ removed is one slip of a...

2006-02-02 04:13:32

By Gene Cherry DURHAM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Despite suffering from foot injuries that would make most men weep, Olympic 200 metres champion Shawn Crawford somehow finds a way to explode from the blocks and deliver high-quality sprint training times. Six months after painful bunions forced him to miss the world championships 200 meters in Helsinki and left him in so much agony that he failed to make the 100 metros final, the 28-year-old Crawford is cranking up to compete again....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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