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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

Children Receive Early Holiday Gift Thanks to Nonprofit Organization

The Alicia Reyes Elementary School in Merced, CA were treated to an early Christmas gift as they were fitted and received new shoes. “Ah, I got Airwalks,” said 10 year old Saul Lizarraga, as he unwrapped a new pair of socks and shoes with a smile. Lizarraga was one of 70 students who received new … Continue reading Children Receive Early Holiday Gift Thanks to Nonprofit Organization

Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy

As a parent, your most important job is taking care of your children in every possible way. You watch what they eat, you protect them from harm, but it is important to be proactive in taking care of their health, especially when it comes to their feet. Having healthy, well taken care of feet in … Continue reading Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy