Latest En pointe Stories

2009-12-11 10:43:00

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have a foot or ankle problem, you are not feeling the pain alone. Four out of every five Americans suffer some sort of foot problem. These problems can eventually cause pain throughout the skeletal structure, and manifest themselves as pain in the knee, hip or back. How your feet feel can be a reflection of your general health. If they hurt, they may be signaling more serious conditions. They may be your first indication of serious...

2009-10-30 17:07:10

When 100 m sprinters launches themselves from the starting blocks, the race can be won or lost in the first few strides. Acceleration through the first few strides is the key to winning gold. So when Stephen Piazza was approached by an American football star, who sprints in his position of wide receiver, to find out how he could improve his technique and training regime, Piazza decided to focus on the athlete's ankles to try to discover what gives elite sprinters the edge over ordinary...

2009-07-08 15:27:00

TORRANCE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a new campaign launched by a national chain of health clubs to put an end to unsightly "canckles," Dr. Marc Mittleman, founder and director of Bay Harbor Podiatry Group, is calling on fitness clubs and their members to focus on a real health issue - common and highly contagious toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). Because fungi thrives in warm, moist environments like locker rooms, communal showers, pool and spa facilities, gym goers are...

2009-04-22 09:54:00

Robert Skrzycki Triumphs Over 200+ Competing for Free Homesite Prize LELAND, N.C., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exciting final finish, Robert "Bob" Skrzycki of Porters Neck won this weekend's Hole-in-One Challenge at Compass Pointe in Leland, North Carolina. A putt-off was held to determine a winner of the competition after no hole-in-one was achieved during the two-day event. Skrzycki sunk the winning putt during the second round of the putt-off. It all came down to the final...

2009-02-24 14:16:00

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Softchoice Corporation, (TSX: SO), a leading North American provider of IT solutions and services, today announced that a lawsuit brought against it by En Pointe Technologies, Inc. was voluntarily dismissed by En Pointe. The Order dismissing the case was entered on February 13, 2009 by the United States District Court, Central District of California - Western Division. "I am happy with the outcome," said Kirsten Thompson, General Counsel of Softchoice...

2009-01-06 14:27:40

U.S. foot and ankle surgeons predict an increase in foot pain as people try to keep fitness resolutions. Doctors interviewed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons suggest the most common problems for those who go from couch potato to high intensity work-outs are sore Achilles tendons, heel pain and pinched nerves. The doctors suggest ways to help prevent these conditions by: -- Easing into exercise. Alternating a hard workout one day with an easy workout the next may help avoid...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.