Archive for February, 2010

Toenail Fungus: New Study Shows Topical Therapy Safe & Effective

A new study in the Journal of Dermatology evaluated the safety and effectiveness of Ciclopirox antifungal nail laquer for the treatment of mild to moderate fungal toenails. Thirty-six patients with onychomycosis (toenail fungus) were treated once daily for 9 months with ciclopirox. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Ankle Injuries in Irish Dancers

A new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery evaluated overuse ankle injuries in eighteen professional Irish dancers.  Each dancer filled out a foot and ankle questionnaire and the dancer’s right ankle was evaluated with an MRI. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Standing MRI for Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis

A new study has found that imaging the foot and ankle in a standing position with an MRI may helpful in identifying tears of the plantar fascia, which may be missed when imaging the foot and ankle in the supine position (lying down). Plantar fasciitis is the tearing and inflammation of a long ligament type [...]

Foot Pain Finder

To find the location of your foot pain, check out our Interactive Foot Pain Finder. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

NSAIDS May Not Protect Against Skin Cancer

Previous research suggests that the use of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen) may help protect against the development of skin cancer. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

King Tut: New Study Reveals Club Foot

A new genetic study of eleven Egyptian mummies suggests that King Tut had a clubbed left foot and no use of his right foot. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Preventing Dry Skin

Dry skin may not be considered a serious condition, but it can be uncomfortable and associated with a feeling of tightness and itching. Skin can appear shrunken, rough, flaky, with scaling and peeling. There may be associated redness or deep fissures and in some cases bleeding. On the foot, the heel is a common area [...]

Chandra Crawford and Chronic Compartment Syndrome

Chandra Crawford,  gold medal winner in the women’s cross-country sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, experienced chronic compartment syndrome on and off for four years. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Super Bowl: Foot & Ankle Injuries

The NFL issued the SuperBowl injury report yesterday. The following players have foot and ankle injuries which may limit their play in the big game. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Bunion Information

A bunion is a structural change in the foot, resulting in a bone deformity at the big toe joint. The movement of the 1st metatarsal (long bone on the inside of the foot) toward the center line of the body and the movement of the great toe toward the smaller toes causes a bump to [...]