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Suggestions to prevent serious Foot Problems

In lieu of National Foot Health Awareness month, the National Diabetes Education Program has posted some suggestions to help protect the feet from infection and prevent serious foot problems. Simply checking the feet every day and taking care to check between the toes and at the bottom of the foot can help reveal small cuts … Continue reading Suggestions to prevent serious Foot Problems

Every Day Foot Care

Our feet are of great importance in our lives. However, they are something we tend to neglect. When this becomes a habit, it can cause significant trouble. Pain, limited mobility, and expensive doctor’s visits can occur when foot problems are ignored. If feet are cared for and looked after each day, however, they will perform … Continue reading Every Day Foot Care

Ways to help prevent Stress Fractures

Stress fractures, as with other running injuries, can often occur without any apparent reason. But according to Vicki Rudawsky, a former Olympic runner, there are certain things that can be done to help prevent stress fractures from happening. New training regimens should be started slowly and gradually built up to help prevent bone fatigue. Cross … Continue reading Ways to help prevent Stress Fractures

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in those areas are weakened from too much or too little use. When this happens, they stop cushioning the foot and ankles from the impact of hitting the ground. Because there is nothing to protect them, the bones of the foot begin to absorb the … Continue reading Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Three Keys to Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Selecting the right running shoe for your foot type can be a daunting task when faced with rows upon rows of brightly colored sneakers. Ultimately picking the right pair, however, comes down to three keys: knowing yourself, understanding a good fit, and finding the right offset. Knowing yourself involves knowing whether you want a softer, … Continue reading Three Keys to Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Governor Rick Snyder tears Achilles Tendon

After jogging during a vacation in Florida, Michigan governor Rick Snyder reportedly felt a “pop” in his right foot. Following visits with doctors in both Florida and Michigan, the Republican governor has discovered that his right Achilles tendon is torn. Snyder says jogging is part of his Healthy Michigan, but has told The Detroit News … Continue reading Governor Rick Snyder tears Achilles Tendon

3D-printed High Heel features Shock Absorbent Heel

Designer and professional origami artist Kade Chan has combined traditional shoemaking methods with the 3Doodler pen to create a customized high heel shoe with a shock absorbent heel. The 3Doodler, created from a Kickstarter campaign, is a pen that can draw in 3D. Research firm Canalys is expecting the 3D printing market to grow to … Continue reading 3D-printed High Heel features Shock Absorbent Heel

Foot Surgery Revolutionized with Google Glass

Dr. Selene Parekh, an orthopedic surgeon at Duke Medical Center, always makes sure to put on his glasses before scrubbing in for surgery. These are not your typical glasses, however, but a pair of Google Glass—the camera- and monitor-wielding wearable computer. In a recent operation, Dr. Parekh had the voice-activated glasses video-record his progress as … Continue reading Foot Surgery Revolutionized with Google Glass