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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

Blue Jackets Player Has Broken Toe

In early February, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski sustained a break in his pinkie toe. The hockey player decided against taking any time off, and instead adopted a routine of injecting a numbing shot into his foot before each game so that he could continue playing. “It doesn’t sound like something that would hurt … Continue reading Blue Jackets Player Has Broken Toe

New Treatment for Hyperhidrosis Developed

A research team from John Hopkins University has developed a surgical procedure that they claim is a permanent solution to hyperhidrosis. Thoracic Sympathectomy, the name of the procedure, involves cutting the sympathetic nerve endings in the patient’s underarms. The researchers at the Hopkins Center for Sweat Disorders believe this treatment works instantaneously and does not … Continue reading New Treatment for Hyperhidrosis Developed

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis of the feet, also termed plantar hyperhidrosis, is characterized by excessive sweating of the feet that is not onset by any cause, such as exercise, fever, or anxiety. Most people suffering from hyperhidrosis of the feet also experience hyperhidrosis of the hands, or palmar hyperhidrosis. Approximately 1-2% of Americans suffer from this disorder. Sweating … Continue reading Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Joshua Battram Nearly Loses Foot, Still Completes Great North Run

Joshua Battram Nearly Loses Foot, Still Completes Great North Run Boston Lincs-native, Joshua Battram, had his left heel sliced in two and almost lost his foot during a sailing accident. The 19-year old spent the rest of his recovery period attempting to complete a miracle; complete the Great North Run. After considering amputation, doctors salvaged … Continue reading Joshua Battram Nearly Loses Foot, Still Completes Great North Run

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

There is no sport that completely prevents the foot or ankle from becoming injured. In fact, even simple activities such as darts and pool might cause injuries to the foot. When an athlete does suffer from a foot injury, he needs to find a way to get back on his feet right away. Immediate results … Continue reading Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Finding the Right Running Shoe Not So Easy for Some People

According to David Pearsall, a professor of biomechanics in the kinesiology and physical education department of McGill University, “We’re in a muddy area when it comes to choosing shoes.” Jill Barker of the Montreal Gazette seems to agree, writing that runners expend a great deal of time on cushioning and stability—technical features—rather than the mechanics … Continue reading Finding the Right Running Shoe Not So Easy for Some People

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

While running seems like a simple activity, it is actually a complicated movement that puts a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Consequently, choosing the right shoe is an important step in increasing performance and decreasing injury risk. You should select running shoes based on your foot type. While … Continue reading Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Stress Fractures Can’t Stop Teenage Figure Skater

14-year-old Presley Chandler isn’t just a normal teenager. She’s also practically a professional figure skater, and has been training for the past 10 years. Presley goes to skating classes for at least six hours a week, and piles on additional practice on her own. All this training has taken a few tolls on her body. … Continue reading Stress Fractures Can’t Stop Teenage Figure Skater