Archive for August, 2010

Tight Fitting Shoes Can Damage Feet

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov You may sacrifice comfort for fashionable shoes, but you could be damaging your feet. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says the following problems can result from wearing shoes that are too snug: Hammertoes. Bunions. Calluses. Corns. Read more at www.nlm.nih.gov See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/9ihv Information on choosing shoes. Foot care [...]

Brett Favre Taking Injections in Left Ankle

Amplify’d from nfl.fanhouse.com After the game, Favre was said to be moving slowly in the Vikings‘ press room, the result of pain in his surgically repaired left ankle. It turns out that it’s a problem that Favre will have to deal with all season. Favre told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that he got an injection [...]

The Many Causes Of Heel Pain

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Heel pain is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; [...]

Long-Term Exercise May Reduce Vets’ Muscle Pain

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov A bout of exercise can worsen the aches of American military veterans suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain, a small new study shows, But researchers say that it’s only temporary. Long-term exercise, they stress, can help reduce veterans’ chronic pain. About 100,000 veterans from the first Gulf War war have reported chronic musculoskeletal [...]

Proper footwear can reduce foot problems

Amplify’d from www.apma.org From ancient Egyptian times down through the centuries, footwear has been designed to meet mankind’s real and perceived needs—protection, support, comfort, sturdiness, and stylishness. Feet endure tremendous pressures of daily living. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons on them. They are subject to more injury [...]

Foot Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com 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 [...]

The Facts on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician. This advice is universal, even though there are [...]

Prior Fractures May Raise Older Women’s Odds for Osteoporosis

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Older women who suffered bone fractures earlier in life may be at higher risk for osteoporosis today, a new study suggests. When these women develop osteoporosis, their loss in health-related quality of life becomes similar to that experienced by people with arthritis, lung disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, said the international [...]

High School Football Team Is Hit With Compartment Syndrome

Amplify’d from blogs.webmd.com Last week, 30 Oregon high school football players came down with a rare muscle condition called compartment syndrome. This is pretty remarkable given that many doctors can go years — even a career — without ever seeing someone with compartment syndrome. To have 30 boys develop it all at the same time [...]

Sprained Toe. Nick Becton, starting left tackle

Amplify’d from blacksburgfoot.blogspot.com It was grim news for VT Football fans when they heard Nick Becton, starting left tackle, sprained one of his right toes. He is going to be on the sidelines for an undetermined amount of time and there is no guarantee he will be able to be back on the field for [...]

Gout-New drugs for an old disease

Amplify’d from www.thelancet.com The approval of febuxostat, a non-purine-analogue inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, by the European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration heralds a new era in the treatment of gout. The use of modified uricases to rapidly reduce serum urate concentrations in patients with otherwise untreatable gout is progressing. Additionally, advances [...]

Orthotics Can Help Prevent Knee Problems

Amplify’d from www.businessweek.com SATURDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) — Protecting your knees when you’re younger may help prevent serious problems such as arthritis and the need for knee replacement when you’re older, an expert advises. Research indicates that nearly half of adults develop arthritis in at least one knee by age 85, and the risk [...]

Overweight Kids Risk Diabetes, Weak Bones

Amplify’d from children.webmd.com Aug. 17, 2010 — Overweight children who are at risk for developing diabetes before puberty also face greater odds for having weak bones, a new study indicates. Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia studied 140 children between the ages of 7 and 11 who got little regular exercise and found that [...]

The Foot of the Class

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org After wearing flip-flops all summer, students head back to school with painful feet The sounds of back to school season include the ringing of school bells and cash registers, the slamming of locker doors, the noisy ruckus of school hallways and cafeterias, and the moans and groans of students over tests, homework, [...]

Walking to School Eases Classroom Stress?

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Walking to school may help reduce children’s stress throughout the day, the results of a new study suggest. This reduction in stress reactivity could prevent increases in heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to cardiovascular disease later in life, explained the University at Buffalo researchers. The study included 20 girls [...]

Flip Flops Can Cause Heel Pain

Flimsy shoes, such as flip flops, can contribute to the development of heel pain. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, a tearing and inflammation of the long ligament in the bottom of the foot. This article gives tips for prevention and treatment of heel pain. Amplify’d from www.dailyherald.com Cases of heel [...]

Avoid kids’ foot problems with the right shoes

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Before you head to the store to buy your kids shoes, follow these helpful guidelines to prevent or minimize foot problems from poorly fitting or worn out shoes. Shoes should fit Your child’s feet can grow up to two sizes in six months, so you need to account for growth when buying shoes. [...]

Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson Is Treated for Psoriatic Arthritis

Amplify’d from arthritis.webmd.com Aug. 11, 2010 — Pro golfer Phil Mickelson recently announced that he is being treated for psoriatic arthritis. According to media reports, he first developed symptoms right before the U.S. Open, and the pain quickly became so intense that he couldn’t walk. To find out more about psoriatic arthritis and how it [...]

Back-to-School Soccer Season: Foot & ankle injuries

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Parents and coaches should think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to “play through” foot and ankle pain, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. “Skeletally immature kids, starting and stopping and moving side to side on cleats that are little more than moccasins with spikes–-that’s a recipe [...]

Back-to-School Footwear Combats Child Obesity

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Bethesda, MD – As parents and children commence the annual hunt for deals on back-to-school items, shopping for healthy shoes should top the “must-buy” list for more important reasons than just a fashionable new look. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), well-fitting shoes not only reduce the instance of foot [...]

Let a Stress Fracture Heal

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov A stress fracture is an overuse injury that usually occurs from exercise, such as running. Fatigued muscles after a while aren’t able to absorb the stress of a certain activity, so the bone begins to absorb the impact, resulting in a tiny fracture. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to [...]

Study:Foot Doctors May Help Diabetics Avoid Amputation

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Being treated by a podiatrist helps diabetes patients reduce their risk of amputation, research shows. Podiatrists, also called podiatric physicians, are medical specialists of the foot, ankle and lower leg. “More than half of all amputations in the U.S. are related to diabetes. Podiatrists are detecting conditions that can lead to amputation. [...]

Potential New Treatment for Nail Fungus

In previous studies by PURE Bioscience, two groups of animals were infected with T. mentagrophytes, causing fungal nail infection. One group was treated with silver dihydrogen citrate and the other group was untreated. The group treated with silver dihydrogen citrate had significant improvements. Amplify’d from www.marketwatch.com SAN DIEGO, Aug 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – PURE [...]

ActiPatch Treatment for Heel Pain

BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research on the ActiPatch by requesting discovery project grants to conduct clinical research on patients with heel pain. ActiPatch delivers a pulse massage and continuous electromagnetic therapy in an attempt to restore damaged cells. The company recommends ActiPatch be applied to an area of injury and claims that the patch will decrease [...]

David Freese Has Season Ending Ankle Injury

Amplify’d from www.stltoday.com In his first appearance on the field since being sidelined by an ankle injury in late June, Freese tore tissue in his right ankle rounding third base Monday and damaged the tendon that helps hold the joint together. He will require surgery, and general manager John Mozeliak confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the [...]