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Proper Shoe Fitting

Proper shoe fitting is one of the most common concerns people have when it comes to the health of their feet. To some this may not seem like a major issue, but the reality is that improperly fitted ...
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Shoe Business customizes Footwear for Specific Needs

Melissa Wescott has a shoe size that’s four sizes larger than the average size of 9. She opened her business, Big On Shoes, to help create and customize footwear for clientele specifically like ...
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Obesity Rates Are Rising

Obesity is a common problem among Americans, with obesity rates in adults climbing as much as 38 percent in 2013 to 2014, according to lead researcher Cynthia Ogden of the CDC’s National Center ...
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How Obesity Affects Your Feet

Maybe you have gained a few extra pounds over the past couple of years. It comes on slowly and you are not always aware of it until your feet start hurting at the end of the day. After all, they carry ...
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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is often caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is usually the result of a build up of plaque in the arteries. Plaque build up, or ...
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Cold Feet Is One Symptom of Poor Blood Circulation

While cold feet are often known as poor blood circulation, the symptom may also be confused for other things. Some say cold feet can actually be signs for peripheral neuropathy, when the nerves have ...
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Treating Heel Pain with Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a treatment option that helps to treat plantar fascia, which is a type of heel and foot inflammation that causes pain to the heel area. This type of injury is often caused by ...
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Shockwave Therapy and Other Nonsurgical Options

Many patients are under the impression that a majority of foot ailments such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, and foot pain can only be treated with surgery. Foot experts agree, however, ...
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Elderly and their Feet

While proper foot care is important for everybody, senior citizens have the tendency to be more susceptible to certain conditions and should therefore be well informed about problems that may arise ...
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Manchester Campaign raises awareness in Elderly Fall Prevention

The ‘Stay Strong, Stay Steady’ Manchester campaign set off in October to raise awareness in both the young and the old of actions that can prevent falls in the elderly. A third of people ...
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Research Allows a Greater Understanding of Peripheral Neuropathy

New research will create greater understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy and hopefully lead to new treatments, Medical News Today reports. The new discovery ...
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Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

Similar to well known nerve disorders in the hands, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve disorders that affect the foot and ankle occur in patients for reasons ranging from stress to genetics. Nerve ...
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Dez Bryant Undergoes PRP Therapy to Speed Recovery

Following his foot surgery after his week 1 injury, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant underwent PRP injection therapy to help speed up his recovery process. "The fact that he can do that ...
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Foot Therapy for Sports Injuries

Whether in practice or in the game, athletes put their bodies through great stress. Some sports tax and demand more from the body than others, but every sport has an element of inorganic movement or ...
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Blisters on the Feet

Blisters are a common ailment of people who wear shoes that are either too tight or rubbed up against their feet in the wrong way while wearing them. In order to better understand how they are formed ...
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Preventing Blisters for Events Such as Ironman Kona

With the return of fall weather, it is important to get the feet prepared for blister prevention during the boot weather months. When purchasing shoes it always best to make sure you are getting the ...
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Tour de France Winner Breaks Foot During Vuelta a Espana

Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, will have to withdraw from the Vuelta a Espana after suffering from a broken foot. The injury occurred after Froome crashed during the rocky ride through Andorra. ...
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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for a Broken Foot

One out of ten broken bones is reported in the feet. When an object crushes, bends, or stretches the bone beyond acceptable ranges, bones break. A break in the foot is either a fracture or a straight ...
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Sneakers Becoming More Popular than High Heels due to Comfort

When it comes to fashion, many people would assume that footwear such as high heels, sandals and espadrilles would always remain in style. In the past, sneakers had always been associated with sports ...
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Effect of High-Heels on the Feet

For hundreds of years, women have been wearing various kinds of high-heels for mostly aesthetic reasons. Women who wear high-heels appear to be taller and to have longer and thinner legs, and the ...
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Diabetic Foot Care

Millions of people are affected with diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes ...
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Maggots May be Used to Heal Chronic Diabetic Ulcers

According to a study being tested at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, maggots may be used to treat chronic diabetic ulcers. While maggot therapy has been an ancient practice, it is ...
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Boston College Loses Jon Hillman Due to Foot Surgery

Boston College has lost tailback Jon Hilliman due to foot surgery. According to Coach Steve Addazio, the team will have to work hard as he rushed 122 yards and 24 carries during his last game. Other ...
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Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are common among people who participate in sports. Several factors contribute to this. They include failing to stretch or warm up properly, not wearing the proper type of shoe ...
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Tommy Manning Suggests Tips for Getting the Right Shoe Size

Former U.S. Mountain Running Team member Tommy Manning is no stranger to novice runners who select running shoes based more on looks than function and fit. When the athlete previously worked in a ...
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