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Filming for Prey Halted after Actor Hurts his Lower Extremity

Doctor Who star John Simms hurt his leg on the set of his new TV show PREY, spurring producers to shut down production until he recovers from his injury. Simm was filming a strenuous scene that involved him climbing out of the banks of a river when the problem occurred. “We were on about the … Continue reading Filming for Prey Halted after Actor Hurts his Lower Extremity

Joseph Miller Walks in Heels to Raise Awareness for Abuse Victims

Joseph Miller, a nine-year-old boy from Findlay, OH, was a victim of domestic abuse while growing up. Now, he’s out of the toxic environment he was raised in, and shows his support for others who suffer from abuse by participating in charity organization Open Arms’ annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event. During “Walk … Continue reading Joseph Miller Walks in Heels to Raise Awareness for Abuse Victims

Effect of High-Heels on the Feet

Women have been wearing various kinds of high-heels for hundreds of years, mostly for aesthetic reasons. Shoes with heels make their wearer appear to be taller and to have longer and thinner legs, and change the wearer’s gait and posture. High-heels’ association with femininity have kept them popular over the years, but there are definite … Continue reading Effect of High-Heels on the Feet

Study Shows Acupuncture Can Alleviate Heel Pain

A recent study suggests that acupuncture may be a beneficial treatment for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.  These conditions are generally treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injections, block therapy, shockwave therapy, behavioral therapy, or surgery. The study, authored by Guangzhou Dounsheng Hospital and Guangzhou Social Welfare House, examined results from 19 … Continue reading Study Shows Acupuncture Can Alleviate Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a stressful condition that effects day to day activities. Running and walking causes stress on the heel because the heel is the part of the foot that hits the ground first. This means that the heel is taking on your entire weight. Diagnosis and treatments for heel pain can be easily found … Continue reading Heel Pain

Herb Able to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study has found a Chinese herb known as thunder god vine is more efficient at treating rheumatoid arthritis as opposed to a widely prescribed drug known as methotrexate. The study, published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, consisted of 207 patients who were prescribed the herb, methotrexate or both. The patients who … Continue reading Herb Able to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area. Those who develop this kind of arthritis in the feet usually develop symptoms around the toes and forefeet first, before anywhere else. Rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Cushioning in Running Shoes May Not Be Important

In the world of running, opinions vary greatly over how much cushioning in a pair of shoes is best to prevent running injuries. Many argue that simply going barefoot is the safest option. However, some experts claim that shoes don’t matter at all in avoiding injuries, and that individual biomechanical factors like BMI and pronation … Continue reading Cushioning in Running Shoes May Not Be Important

Barefoot Running

A new trend in running and jogging has popped up recently, called barefoot running. Barefoot running is a popular and growing trend that is just what it sounds – running without shoes. Before deciding to do any running without shoes, it’s best to understand how this kind of running affects the feet. Running without shoes … Continue reading Barefoot Running