Category Archives: Foot Care

Barefoot Running: How Humans Ran Comfortably and Safely Before The Invention Of Shoes

Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid “heel-striking,” and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of … Continue reading

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Runners’ Foot Injuries Could Be Due To Ill-Fitting Shoes

Loyola University Medical Center researchers conducted a first-of-its-kind study of marathon runners to determine if there is a link between foot injuries and ill-fitting shoes. Researchers surveyed runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon who sought treatment for foot … Continue reading

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For Foot, Ankle, and Heel Injuries Follow Up With A Podiatrist

Parents of kids with foot, ankle, and heel injuries often bring their kids to the pediatrician or the emergency room first, but they still need to follow up with a podiatrist. With extensive experience in foot and ankle therapies, podiatrists … Continue reading

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Treating Stress Fractures In The Foot

Stress fractures can occur anywhere in the foot and can eventually lead to a complete break of the bone if left untreated. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to ensure proper healing. If a break is suspected, runners should immediately … Continue reading

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Perform The 1,2,3 Test Before Buying Shoes For Your Children

Shopping for healthy shoes can be a daunting task without knowing what to look for—but the following tips can make any shoe purchase an easy, smart, and safe one: Before buying a shoe, perform the “1,2,3 Test.” First, squeeze the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Patients Should See A Podiatrist For Regular Foot Examinations

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes continues to rise toward record levels, with an estimated one in three adults predicted to have the disease by the year 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Because many serious complications … Continue reading

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Researchers Examine Causes Of Chronic Heel Pain

A doctoral student in the kinesiology department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has begun an in-depth study of a foot disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans.   Ryan Chang’s research on the biomechanics of foot muscles and connective … Continue reading

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Obese Children More Likely To Experience Foot, Knee and Hip Pain

Pain in the lower extremities – feet, ankle, knees and hips – contributes to both poor physical function and a reduced quality of life in obese children, according to a new study.   Obese children with lower extremity pain have worse … Continue reading

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Children’s Soccer Linked To Ingrown Toenails

Foot and ankle surgeon Atta J. Asef, DPM, FACFAS, says He treats many soccer-playing children for ingrown toenails. He blames improper toenail trimming, snug soccer cleats and repetitive kicking for creating this painful problem. “Many kids wear hand-me-down cleats that … Continue reading

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Diabetes Patients Urged To Take Simple Precautions To Help Save Their Feet

Taking a minute or two every day to inspect your feet and observing a few simple rules can make the difference in sparing diabetes patients from a preventable outcome of the disease – a foot amputation. “Of all diabetes-related complications, … Continue reading

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