Archive for October, 2010

Prevent Gymnastics Injuries

Amplify’d from Gymnastics can lead to injury without some preparation. In 2007, more than 69,000 kids under age 14 were treated for gymnastics-related medical problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says. The academy suggests how to help gymnasts ward off injury: Always stretch and warm up the muscles before a workout. The gym [...]

Kings-Tyreke Evans has plantar fasciitis

Amplify’d from Tyreke Evans admitted that he is suffering from plantar fasciitis on the bottom of his foot. Evans insists that it’s a minor case of plantar fasciitis, and we certainly believe him after he logged 40 minutes in a preseason game Tuesday night. The concern is that this injury almost never heals completely [...]

What is plantar fasciitis? What can I do for plantar fasciitis?

Amplify’d from Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis (plan * tar _ fash * ee * i * tis) is tearing and inflammation of a ligament on the bottom of the foot. “Plantar” refers to the bottom of the foot, the “fascia” is a long ligament-type structure and [...]

Buying New Running Shoes

Amplify’d from Today’s Patient Money column takes a look at the many upgrades shoe makers are adding to athletic shoes. Shoe manufacturers keep adding bells and whistles to shoes in the form of cushioning gel pods, microprocessors and so-called thrust enhancers, but these upgrades don’t seem to make runners safer. A review of current [...]

Do You Need Insoles?

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Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Amplify’d from 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. Osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the “silent crippler” since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn’t diagnosed until a person experiences [...]

Alert a Podiatrist About Foot Problems

Amplify’d from HealthDay Problems with your feet shouldn’t be ignored. They can get worse over time, and can signal trouble elsewhere. The American Podiatric Medical Association mentions these issues that should be discussed with a podiatrist: An open sore or ulcer on the feet, as they can indicate problems such as high blood pressure, [...]

Orthopedic Surgery Patients Low on Vitamin D

Amplify’d from Nearly half of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery have vitamin D deficiency, which can impair their recovery, researchers say. In these cases, patients’ vitamin D levels need to be brought up to normal levels before they undergo surgery, according to researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Vitamin D [...]

Keep Feet Healthy

Amplify’d from Your feet have a weighty responsibility, so treat them right to help keep them healthy. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these suggestions for taking care of your tootsies: Make sure your shoes fit correctly and comfortably; those that have a soft upper area and a sturdy sole are best. Go shoe [...]

I want to buy some inserts. What do you recommend?

Amplify’d from Insert: An insert is any device which will fit into a shoe. This can be a soft, cushioned insole you find at the drug store for $10, or it can be a custom made orthotic costing a couple hundred dollars at your doctor’s office. Soft insoles are flexible and add comfort and [...]

The Causes Of Corns

Amplify’d from Corns are painful calluses that form on the toes from friction, making walking or wearing shoes uncomfortable. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these common causes of corns: Wearing shoes that are too tight or too loose. Having an abnormality of the toe, such as a claw toe or hammer toe. [...]

Foot-Friendly Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Amplify’d from Bethesda, MD – Making running part of a workout routine leads to better physical stamina and a more positive state of mind—but a detrimental foot injury can quickly stop runners in their tracks. Keeping feet healthy and pain-free can go a long way toward ensuring that every run is enjoyable, for both [...]

What is plantar fasciitis?

Amplify’d from The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis (plan –TAR   fash – ee – I – tis). This condition is classically known for causing pain in the heel at the first step in the morning. The pain can be so severe that many will limp, or grab onto a wall [...]

Foot Problems in Runners

Amplify’d from Millions of runners take to the streets, tracks and trails everyday. People run for health, for fitness, for stress relief and for fun. There are casual joggers, trail runners, sprinters, marathon runners and elite competitors. Despite these differences, all runners are susceptible to foot problems. Common foot and ankle conditions in runners [...]