Tag Archive 'foot'

ARCH Molds: Moldable Custom Insoles

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com ARCH Molds: Moldable Custom Insoles for arch pain relief and general arch support. The Heat Moldable inserts mold to the shape of your foot, helping arch and heel problems without compromising support. They eliminate the gaps between your foot and footwear. You can re-mold them up to 5 times! Preheat the oven [...]

Plantar Fasciitis And Stretching Therapy

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com According to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results and higher patient satisfaction. Study details and findings A total of 102 patients who had acute plantar fasciitis [...]

Kings-Tyreke Evans has plantar fasciitis

Amplify’d from nbcsports.msnbc.com 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 www.northcoastfootcare.com 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 [...]

Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org 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 [...]

Keep Feet Healthy

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov 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 www.northcoastfootcare.com 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 www.nlm.nih.gov 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 Problems in Runners

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

Lower Extremity Changes Experienced During Pregnancy

Amplify’d from www.jfas.org The anatomic and physiologic changes occurring with pregnancy result in a variety of symptoms affecting the lower extremity. The purpose of this investigation is to provide a comprehensive look at the lower extremity changes experienced during pregnancy and correlate symptoms with underlying etiology in a literature review. In this retrospective study, 100 [...]

Volleyball Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org The repetitive jumping and side to side movements required in volleyball increase the risk of injuries to the foot and ankle. Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport. Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine [...]

Do You Suffer With Neuroma

Amplify’d from www.apma.org A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the [...]

Tips to Protect Kids in Fall Sports

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Every fall season, foot and ankle surgeons see an increase in ankle injuries among young athletes. Football, soccer and basketball are the sports most likely to lead to sprains, broken bones and other problems. If your children are playing sports this fall, here are six tips to that could protect your children [...]

Sports-Related Ankle And Foot Injuries On The Rise

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com Sports-related injuries are part of the game, and as athletes are becoming stronger, faster, and better conditioned, higher-energy injuries are becoming common. Foot and ankle injuries are especially concerning because they are increasing in number and severity and are often misunderstood. – According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, football-related toe, [...]

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; [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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

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

Tips for Winter Running

Run in a trail shoe, even if you don’t run on trails. Trail running shoes offer more protection and tread and are better for slippery surfaces. More on shoes Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Rock Climbing Injury Rates Increases

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the rock climbing injury rate has increased substantially. Between 1990 to 2007, over 40,000 people were seen in emergency rooms for rock climbing related injuries. The number of injuries have increased as the number of climbers nationwide has increased. Over 9 million Americans rock climb each year. The [...]

Obama Mentions Diabetic Foot Amputation as a Risk of Current Health Care System

At the recent news conference on health care reform Obama discussed rising health care costs. One contributing factor to the rising cost is the lack of primary health care coverage for millions of Americans. This results in a lack of preventative care and an increased use of emergency facilities for primary care visits. Social Bookmarking [...]

Starting a Walking Program: Foot Tips

Walking is an easy, affordable form of exercise and is associated with numerous health benefits. Those who walk have a lower incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression and diabetes. Walking can add disease-free years to your life by improving aerobic fitness, lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. To get started on a walking [...]