Foot Specialist Articles & Stories

How High Heels Impact Leg Muscles

How High Heels Impact Leg Muscles

Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain are requesting the participation of women who regularly wear high heels for a study that intends to reveal the effect of such shoes on leg muscles. Until this point, prior research has indicated that wearing stilettos two or more i... Read More


Women, Shoes and Foot Problems

Women, Shoes and Foot Problems

Do women have more foot problems than men? Yes, especially as they age. Years of frequent high heal wear, tight fitting and other high-end fashionable shoes can cause permanent damage. The price we often pay to look good. So it is important for women, especially if they are shoe conscious, to... Read More


Cribs Linked to Death and Injuries in Babies and Toddlers

Cribs Linked to Death and Injuries in Babies and Toddlers

A recent study presented by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio links unacceptably high rates of injury and deaths in babies and young children to cribs, playpens, and bassinets. The researchers are calling for... Read More


"Electric" Foot Bandage May Help Diabetics

A patented bandage with tiny batteries that run micro-currents through a wound to kill bacteria may hold promise for healing the stubborn foot ulcers that plague so many diabetics. "This electrical activity kills bacteria, keeps the wound clean and, in the studies we've had so far, has shown ... Read More


Healing Heel Pain Without Surgery

Healing Heel Pain Without Surgery

A common heel condition that affects about 10 percent of Americans can bring excruciating, debilitating pain to its sufferers – but it’s resolvable in 90 percent of cases with relatively low-cost, low-tech remedies.  Plantar fasciitis , as the condition is known, occurs when ... Read More


Majority of Diabetics Wear Wrong Shoe Sizes

Majority of Diabetics Wear Wrong Shoe Sizes

More than six out of 10 diabetics choose to wear shoes that are the wrong size, increasing their risk of slow-healing foot ulcers, limb amputation and even early death, according to a recent study. The research effort, performed at the University of Dundee in Scotland and published in the ... Read More


Diabetics Endanger Themselves Wearing Wrong Shoe Size

Diabetics Endanger Themselves Wearing Wrong Shoe Size

According to research in the November issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice, more than six out of ten people with diabetes are walking around in the wrong sized shoe, which could potentially cause serious foot problems. An ulceration of the foot can have serious implications... Read More


Five Foot Care Myths

Five Foot Care Myths

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons have heard all the myths about foot care. However, myths concerning health can have serious consequences if doctors aren't consulted to set the facts straight. Here are five podiatry myths that numerous patients have reported, and the truth behi... Read More


Routine Foot Self Exams Can Detect Melanoma

Routine Foot Self Exams Can Detect Melanoma

Foot and Ankle Surgeons believe that routine self examinations of the feet are critical to finding skin cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. Close to half of the people who learn they have melanoma of the foot die within five years because cancer had already spread to other parts of the... Read More


Feet to Fit the Shoes - Cosmetic Foot Surgery

Feet to Fit the Shoes - Cosmetic Foot Surgery

Women's obsession with shoes are an enigma. And a foot is hardly an after thought--especially when it comes to high fashion. And that's why women who aren't happy their pedal appearance, are doing anything to put their best foot forward. A big trend these days is cosmetic foot surgery Read More



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