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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...

2011-02-23 13:42:36

Sufferers burdened by increased pain, reduced function and decreased quality of life New research determined that an increase in the severity of hallux valgus, or bunion deformity, progressively reduced both general and foot-specific health related quality of life (HRQOL). Bunion deformity was found in 36% of the study population and occurred more frequently in women and older individuals. Pain in other parts of the body beyond the foot was associated with increased bunion severity. Details...

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...


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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