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2011-12-02 08:00:00

Heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis disrupts the lives of millions of Americans daily. Applied BioKinetics introduces FasciaDerm, a new product engineered to provide rapid pain relief to individuals suffering from plantar fasciitis. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Medical device innovator Applied BioKinetics LLC, announces a breakthrough in the treatment of heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis (i.e. heel spur syndrome). Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition where small...

2011-11-01 15:09:08

University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic researchers examine effectiveness of shoe inserts It's one of those mysteries that has baffled runners and running doctors for decades: Why do orthotics work? Orthotics are commonly prescribed for painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, and, anecdotally, people swear by them, however scientists aren't exactly sure how they work. A recent study by University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Reed Ferber, PhD, published in the...

2011-09-07 19:30:00

Podiatrists say more than half of Americans regularly experience aching feet, and that that 80% of those who go for treatment are women. Wearing high heels may not be the best choice for health, but fashion-conscious women continue to wear them. Here are tips from Topical BioMedics on how they can reduce pain and avoid injuries. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 High heels look great, and are here to stay. A 5-inch pair of stilettos can lengthen the legs, thrust the hips forward...

2011-08-02 00:32:28

Toe deformities should be treated early, paper shows, and improper footwear can be to blame While deformities of the lesser toes (all toes other than the big toe) can be very painful, there are numerous surgical and nonsurgical treatments for these conditions that are usually quite effective. A literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) shows that because lesser toe deformities are often treatable, and can be symptoms of other...

2011-08-01 15:09:00

Toe deformities should be treated early, paper shows, and improper footwear can be to blame ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While deformities of the lesser toes (all toes other than the big toe) can be very painful, there are numerous surgical and nonsurgical treatments for these conditions that are usually quite effective. A literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) shows that because lesser toe deformities...

2011-04-28 14:13:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What kind of shape are your feet in? According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the average person takes approximately 10,000 steps per day, which add up to more than 3 million steps per year. We carry approximately four to six times our body weight across the ankle joint when climbing up stairs or walking steep inclines. Good foot health is essential for an active life. With 26 bones plus 33 joints...

2011-04-06 19:16:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Most people neglect their feet, and especially during winter months. But spring is here, and feet will be on display. Dr. Krista Archer, a Manhattan foot specialist and podiatric surgeon, states that, "Feet are the most neglected body part until there is a painful problem." Dr. Archer provides 10 tips for foot inspection to prevent common foot problems: Toenails (Ingrowns) - Cut nails following the contour of the tip...

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...


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