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Ponseti Method for Clubfoot

May 6th, 2012 → 2:02 am @

Clubfoot is a relatively common birth defect in which there is a deformity of the foot. There are many different treatment options forĀ  clubfoot. The two main options are surgery and the Ponseti Technique. The Ponseti method for clubfoot has only become popular in the last 10 yrs but was widely used in east Europe […]

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Poor Circulation

May 4th, 2012 → 1:06 am @

The blood circulation in the body is extremely important as it is how all the different nutrients that we take in via food and then processed by the stomach are actually moved to all the different parts of the body. The heart is responsible for moving the blood around. Obviously it is extremely important that […]

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Plantar Fascia

April 27th, 2012 → 3:14 am @

The plantar fascia is an important structure in the foot. The plantar fascia is the long ligament that attaches the heel to the forefoot, meaning that the plantar fascia plays a significant role in supporting the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia is extremely strong and needs to be as it is part of […]

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Vibram Five Fingers

April 26th, 2012 → 6:18 am @

The Vibram barefoot running shoes have become the latest craze in the running community. The Vibram fivefingers were originally developed for use in yachting and have now been widely adopted by those who want to run in a shoe that is close to being barefoot while wearing a shoe. The Vibram five fingers is really […]

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Toning Shoes

April 21st, 2012 → 8:30 am @

Toning shoes are a sector of the footwear and exercise market that are concerned with footwear that is unstable. As the toning shoes are unstable, the muscles have to work harder giving a training effect and a tone up. There is biomechanical evidence that toning shoes do this, but there are no clinical trials that […]

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Toe Walking

April 20th, 2012 → 3:42 am @

Toe walking is a relatively common problem in kids and more often than not it is a benign problem of no significance. As long as they are achieving all their developmental milestones and they can get the heel to the ground if they want to and there are no signs of any neurological problems, then […]

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Tarsal Coalition

April 19th, 2012 → 12:01 am @

A tarsal coalition is a bony bridge in the rearfoot. A tarsal coalition occurs when there is a failure during early development of some bones to separate into individual bones and they develop with a bridge of bone between them. Early on a tarsal coalition is not a problem as the bones are not full […]

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Sports Medicine

April 18th, 2012 → 4:41 am @

Sports medicine is a branch or sub discipline of many different health related professions. Sports medicine is concerned with several different areas. Sports medicine is generally thought to be related to the treatment of athletes and their injuries. In this area you can see many different health professions working, such a family physicians, physical therapists, […]

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Smelly Feet

April 16th, 2012 → 4:43 am @

Smelly feet are very common and embarrassing problem. Smelly feet almost always happen in the environment of feet that sweat too much and the actual odor is caused by bacteria breaking down fat in that sweat. This is a big hint as to the best way to deal with smelly feet is to get rid […]

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Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

April 14th, 2012 → 7:42 am @

Pain following an ankle sprain is common and is most likely due to poor initial rehabilitation. The most common cause of chronic ankle pain is sinus tarsi syndrome. Sinus tarsi syndrome occurs when there is a strain of the ligament in the sinus tarsi, which is a tunnel between the two bones that make up […]

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