Archive for July, 2008

10 Tips for Restless Legs

RLS or Restless Leg Syndrome is a disorder characterized by an intense urge to move the legs. The urge to move is accompanied by leg discomfort or pain. The discomfort generally begins at times of rest or inactivity and is relieved by movement or activity. It is no surprise that RLS symptoms generally occur in [...]

Basic Foot Anatomy

The foot anatomy image to the left shows the bones and ligaments in the foot from a dorsal view (top of the foot). A: phalanges B: lesser metatarsals C: 1st metatarsal D: cuneiforms E: cuboid F: navicular G: talus H: calcaneus The phalanges are the small bones in the toes. The metatarsals are the long [...]

Topical Nail Fungus Treatment

A new topical nail solution is being studied for it’s effectiveness in treating onychomycosis, also known as nail fungus. Toenail fungus is extremely difficult to treat and despite there being a number of medications on the market, many topical medications are not very effective. Terbinafine HCl 10% nail solution (TNS) is currently ending phase III [...]

Arthritis: Barrier to exercise for diabetics

The CDC analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from 2005 and 2007 and found that the prevalence of arthritis in diabetics was 52% and that the prevalence of inactivity was higher in diabetics with arthritis as compared to diabetics without arthritis. This information suggests that arthritis may be an additional barrier [...]

Neutral Cushioned Shoes for Cavus Feet

A study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in June of 2008 evaluated in-shoe pressure in 22 athletes with high arch (cavus) feet. Two neutral-cushioned running shoes (Asics Nimbus 6 and Brooks Glycerin 3) and a control shoe (Dunlop Volley) were used and the pressures were collected using the Novel Pedar-X system. Compared with [...]