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April is Foot Awareness Month

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Fox 47 News / March 21, 2019 LANSING, Mich. — Special attention is given to foot health each April as National Foot Health Awareness month is observed. The Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) would like to remind the public that this is the perfect time to determine what shape ones’ feet are in. “Foot and ankle concerns are too often overlooked by the general public,” said Dr. Jodie Sengstock, MPMA director of professional relations. “Our feet are the foundation of our body. One of the goals of the MPMA is to reach out to the public to let them know that annual foot exams can lead to a better quality of life and also may help detect the onset of other life threatening diseases.” To continue reading please click here...

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Security guard slips on grass, slides into Tiger Woods’ ankle

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  CBS Sports / April 12, 2018 A security guard nearly caused Tiger Woods to fall over at the 14th hole at the Masters tournament Friday when the guard slipped on the rain-soaked grass and slid right into Woods’ ankle. Woods tripped and did not fall, but limped away and winced while flexing his ankle for the next few seconds, CBS Sports reports. Woods’ first shot on the 14th hole went into the left rough into the trees, causing security to push the patrons back to give him room to try to hit the green on his second shot. As Woods and the crowd ran to watch where the shot would end up, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent rushing over to control the spectators slid into Woods’ right ankle. The shot had landed on the green, setting Woods up for a long birdie. He sunk the ball on the third shot, giving him the birdie on the hole. He finished the day at 6 under par, with the five leaders all at 7 under par. To continue reading please click here...

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What are the best foot exercises for healthy feet?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Medical News Today / By Bethany Cadman / 02/18/2018 Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. By keeping the feet strong, a person can alleviate soreness, and improve overall health and flexibility. Regularly exercising and stretching the feet and ankles can help to ensure that muscles are providing the best support. These exercises may also increase the range of motion in the feet, keeping a person active for as long as possible. Most foot exercises are simple and require no complicated equipment. They can be done at home or in the gym as part of a regular exercise routine. To continue reading please click here...

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Why Foot Care Is Critical for Seniors

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  US News / By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor / Jan. 16, 2019 THE FOOT IS A complicated body part – home to 26 bones, says Dr. Neal Houslanger, a podiatrist in private practice at Houslanger & Kassnove Podiatrists in Patchogue, New York. This complexity and the heavy-duty wear-and-tear they endure over the years places a lot of stress and strain on our feet over the years. “Each bone needs to be in a specific place, but as we age, our bodies are always changing and usually not for the better,” Houslanger says. One aspect of this process is that “the cells hold less water, which affects the collagen, tendons and ligaments in the feet. Tendons get tighter and ligaments get looser.” When the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones shift, that can lead to pain and bony growths, among other problems. To continue reading please click here...

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7 Foot Problems That Can Be Serious

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Huff Post / Jessica Dysart – Grandparents.com These seemingly harmless conditions can signal real health issues. If you want to know the state of your health, try looking down. “There’s no question it’s extremely important that people pay attention to their feet,” says Terry Philbin, D.O., spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a foot and ankle specialist at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Westerville, Ohio. . The condition of your feet can give you clues to a host of medical issues, such as diabetes, arthritis, and even heart disease. Read on to find out what to look for and what it may mean. . To continue reading please click here...

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Footwear habits influence child and adolescent motor skill development

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Source:  Science Daily / July 11, 2018 Researchers show that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes. Published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, this is the first study to assess the relevance of growing up shod vs. barefoot on jumping, balancing and sprinting motor performance during different stages of childhood and adolescence. Results suggest that regular physical activity without shoes may improve children’s and adolescents’ balancing and jumping skills. To continue reading please click here >>>...

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Ten common foot problems

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source: Last updated Tue 16 January 2018 By Rachel Nall RN BSN CCRN Reviewed by William Morrison, MD The feet take a lot of daily abuse from walking, running, jumping, and climbing, so naturally, they are subject to many different types of problems. From injuries to inflammation, several different types of damage and malfunctions can lead to foot problems. The feet are made of up 26 bones each, making them one of the most intricate areas of the body. Nevertheless, according to the College of Podiatry, a person will walk an estimated 150,000 miles in their lifetime, roughly the equivalent of walking around the world six times. To continue reading please click here...

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Why are my feet swollen?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source: Medical News Today Last reviewed Fri 5 October 2018 By Bethany Cadman Reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, PhD, RN, CRNA A person might experience swollen feet for a number of reasons. Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition that needs prompt medical attention. Here, we take a look at some of the reasons why a person’s feet may appear swollen, when they should talk to a doctor, and what the treatment might involve. To continue reading please click here...

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Daily foot care can prevent later problems

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Endocrine Today What should a person with diabetes be doing on a daily basis to ensure good foot health? Hinkes: Neuropathy, vasculopathy and a faulty immune system affect the feet of patients with diabetes and can lead to needless and preventable foot pathology. People with diabetes on a daily basis should be visually and manually inspecting both their feet and their shoes. The foot inspection is to identify a crack in the skin or a locally red swollen or warm area. The shoe inspection is to identify any defect in the shoe itself and any foreign objects in the shoes. People with diabetes who notice dry skin on their feet or legs due to autonomic neuropathy should apply a urea-based moisturizing lotion. They also need to wear appropriate socks and shoes for their activities. They should practice preventive foot care to avoid developing foot ulcers from the combination of sensory neuropathy and mechanical, chemical or thermal trauma. To continue reading please click here...

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6 ways to use your mind to control pain

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Women’s Health Watch Relaxation, meditation, positive thinking, and other mind-body techniques can help reduce your need for pain medication. Drugs are very good at getting rid of pain, but they often have unpleasant, and even serious, side effects when used for a long time. If you have backache, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain that interferes with your daily life, you may be looking for a way to relieve discomfort that doesn’t involve drugs. Some age-old techniques—including meditation and yoga—as well as newer variations may help reduce your need for pain medication. To continue reading please click here...

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