The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has launched its Get Up! Get Out! and Get Moving! campaign to encourage people to get off the couch this summer and participate in active lifestyles.
If you’re one of the many Americans who is overweight or obese due to a lack of exercise stemming from foot problems, you may find the results of a new University of Michigan study to be helpful.
Researchers at the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) in the UK discovered that women who find good deals on shoes don’t always think logically about the fit and practicality of the footwear in question.
Moms and dads who have bunions or hammer toe may stand a good chance of having kids who develop the same bony foot deformities later in life.
A team of scientists at La Trobe University in Australia recently conducted a study which revealed that people with a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely than their normal weight counterparts to experience plantar heel pain.
Athletes and dancers are probably aware that the repetitive and sometimes intense movement required to perform optimally can often lead to foot pain, bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recently conducted a survey of 1,000 teenagers and discovered that about six in 10 experience foot pain so severe that it occasionally impacts their ability to carry out daily activities.
While political sides remain divided on whether universal healthcare is constitutional, one thing everyone appears to agree on is that the cost of services is too high.
Soccer players put a lot of stress on their bodies due to long games spent running, kicking and suddenly changing direction.
Foot conditions like bunions or hammer toe are known to alter the way a person walks, which can lead to ankle injuries and imbalanced landing mechanics.
Within the next month, caretakers and family members of elderly individuals with dementia may be able to obtain peace of mind thanks to a new type of shoe that has a global positioning satellite (GPS) technology built in.
It’s known that bunions can have a detrimental effect on a person’s landing mechanics and, in turn, increase the likelihood of a host of lower extremity problems.
A team of researchers at Newcastle University found that arthritis may be a more prevalent condition than past studies have suggested, with their recent report indicating that about 65.4 percent of people older than 85 have the condition.
Swedish researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg examined the outcomes of 109 lower back pain patients given different sets of instructions.