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2010-10-05 14:02:00

Foot surgeons urge patients not to ignore foot pain CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the "silent crippler" since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn't diagnosed until a person experiences pain...

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....

2010-08-04 09:00:00

WHIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyGel® is proud to announce that their ThermoActive (TM) Cold & Hot Mobile Compression Shoulder Orthosis has been SADMERC - approved for L-Code L3670. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/NY45060 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100804/NY45060 ) This is the most unique Shoulder Orthosis on the market. It simultaneously combines the support of a shoulder orthosis, adjustable compression, and the...

2010-07-19 14:04:00

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot, seen by foot and ankle surgeons. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with...

2010-05-18 08:00:00

SEAL BEACH, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New Feet Global Franchise Inc., the franchise specializing in arch supports, comfort shoes and related products, offers the opportunity to be part of this growing market. According to Business Communications Co. (BCC) Research Reports, sales of orthotics and other enhancement products are expected to reach $10.8 billion in 2010. "This is an unsaturated market, offering excellent growth opportunities, because about 75 to 80 percent of people will...

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...

2010-04-26 07:25:00

LOMBARD, Ill., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With over ten million diabetics in the U.S. alone and approximately 150,000 amputations performed yearly, inventor and American board-certified prosthetist John E. Rooney developed a custom-made ankle-foot orthosis with the trade name Ulcer Healing Orthosis(R) or UHO(R). The U.S. patented device helps to support the lower leg and foot, reducing mechanical stress on the bottom of the ulcerated foot. This allows blood flow to the ulceration, encouraging...

2010-04-20 12:53:00

PAYSON, Utah, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Leonardo da Vinci said, "The foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." Unfortunately, despite his genius, he missed a piece. What he could not appreciate in his time is that many people are born with hidden congenital defects that cause their feet and legs to function incorrectly throughout the whole of their lives.(1) Oblivious to their own poor foot function, huge numbers of people continue to expose their feet to an incredible...

2010-03-24 09:33:00

SEAL BEACH, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New Feet Global Franchise Inc., the franchise specializing in arch supports, comfort shoes and related products, today announced that Southern California is now open for franchise sales of the New Feet Store(TM). The company is included in the Franchise Registry, a national online listing of franchise systems whose franchisees receive expedited loan processing when applying for financial assistance through the Small Business Administration...

2010-02-01 10:59:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Neurotronics, Inc. (IN, Inc.), the development and commercialization subsidiary of Hanger Orthopedic Group, today announced the launch of its Bi-Flex Cuff, the latest enhancement to its neuromuscular stimulation device called the WalkAide. The new cuff provides patients with increased comfort, ease of use, and consistent, reproducible outcomes. Standard with all WalkAides starting today, the Bi-Flex Cuff will make its debut at the 2010...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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