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Stem Cell Therapy Could Solve Many Cases of Plantar Fasciitis

According to Web Pro News, stem cell therapy now has a new use: treating plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis affects a large portion of the U.S. population, and current types of medicine are very slow. Stem cell therapy could solve this problem by using injections made of amniotic and fat-derived materials and adult bone marrow to … Continue reading Stem Cell Therapy Could Solve Many Cases of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Recently, a groundbreaking study concluded that their treatment combining ultrasound with steroid injections was 95% effective in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a foot problem affecting the plantar fascia, a connective tissue in the heel. This condition is treatable, but in many cases can take up to a year to be effective. … Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis

Nathan van Berlo Ruptures Achilles in Training Accident

Nathan van Berlo, captain of the Adelaide Crows, was cut in the heel by a weighted training sled at a team practice, causing his Achilles tendon to rupture. He’ll most likely have to miss the rest of the season. The exact circumstances of the incident, such as whether the training sled was being pulled by … Continue reading Nathan van Berlo Ruptures Achilles in Training Accident

What are Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body. Its purpose is to connect the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. This tendon is responsible for facilitating all types of movement, like walking and running. Since this tendon provides an enormous amount of mobility to an individual, any … Continue reading What are Achilles Tendon Injuries

Study Suggests Treadmills Can Affect the Body Negatively

A group of British researchers recently compared the effects of running on a treadmill to running outdoors by observing runners using a sophisticated camera system. They found that when the subjects were on treadmills they moved their hips and ankles more stiffly and took smaller steps. “Both of these are likely to be a consequence … Continue reading Study Suggests Treadmills Can Affect the Body Negatively

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. Several common injuries can occur due to running. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing away and starts causing pain in the knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee can occur because of decreased strength in the quadricep muscles or … Continue reading How to Prevent Running Injuries

Seth Allen Makes a Comeback after Suffering Foot Injury

Basketball point guard Seth Allen of Maryland, had to wait about two months to get back to play, after breaking his foot in the beginning of the season.  “It made me nervous,” Allen said. “I felt like there were big expectations. When they started cheering, I was like, ‘Whoa.’ But I played it off.” Allen … Continue reading Seth Allen Makes a Comeback after Suffering Foot Injury

IBM and Institute of Bioengineering Design Nanotech to Fight Nail Fungus

Chemists at IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore have found a way to use recycled plastic to create nanofibers that fight fungus infections. The scientists used an organic catalyst to make the molecules form together. “The ability of these molecules to self-assemble into nanofibers is important because unlike discrete molecules, fibers … Continue reading IBM and Institute of Bioengineering Design Nanotech to Fight Nail Fungus

Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many people. It can be persistent and hard to get rid of. Thankfully, there are a number of options for treatment available. The most effective treatment for toenail fungus is Lamisil. However, any anti-fungal treatment sold to get rid of athlete’s foot can also be used. … Continue reading Toenail Fungus