Archive for January, 2010

Stress Fractures: Prevention & Treatments

A stress fracture is an incomplete break or crack in the bone due to repetitive stress. Stress fractures in the foot are most commonly caused by overuse. Running on a hard surface, increasing speed, duration and intensity of training abruptly and over-training are all common causes in athletes. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Plantar Plate Tears

The plantar plate is a thick, fibrous structure at the base of each metatarsal phalangeal joint. This fibrous band stabilizes the toe, preventing it from elevating or deviating. A tear of the plantar plate will cause joint instability along with pain and swelling around the joint. This tends to be common at the 2nd metatarsal-phalangeal [...]

Ankle Joint Implant

Ankle joint replacements are becoming more common with almost 4,500 patients expecting to undergo ankle joint replacement this year. The most common reason for ankle joint replacement is arthritis. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

New Treatment for Psoriasis More Effective Than Enbrel

The results of a new study, published in this week’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine found Stelara™ to be more effective than Enbrel® in the treatment of psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by the build-up of dead skin cells, resulting in plaques and scales on the elbows, knees and scalp. [...]

Vitamin D and Calcium Reduce Fracture Risk

A new study finds that Vitamin D with calcium supplementation significantly reduces fracture risk, but Vitamin D supplementation alone does not offer much protection. Researchers from Queen’s Medical Center is Nottingham, England evaluated seven randomized, controlled trials with using Vitamin D with calcium or using Vitamin D alone to prevent fracture risk. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

COX-2 Inhibitors May Prevent Skin Cancer

The anti-inflammatory medication Celebrex ® (celecoxib) may be useful in treating one of the more common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute assessed the effects of Celebrex ® on the development of basal cell carcinoma in 60 patients with basal cell nevus syndrome in a [...]

Do Running Shoes Causes Knee Arthritis?

A recent study in PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation found running in shoes (shod running), compared to running barefoot, increased torque on both the knees and hips. The authors concluded that runners experiencing increased rotational forces at the knee may be more prone to the development of knee osteoarthritis. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Starting a Walking Program: 10 Tips for Your Feet!

Walking is an easy and affordable form of exercise associated with numerous health benefits. Walking improves overall health by increasing aerobic fitness, increasing good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol. Walking decreases this risk of cancer, stroke, depression and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati