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.
Foot pain is so common that many individuals tend to ignore it until it gets severe or develops into a secondary condition, at which point treatment can be difficult if not impossible.
If you have a tendency to walk with your toes turned outward, or noticeably put more force on one particular area of the foot when landing, you may have an imbalanced gait.
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.
A study conducted at the University of Washington’s Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine reveals why there appears to be a higher prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among women, especially those who play sports.
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.
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 recent study that was conducted at AUT University in New Zealand reveals that poor choices of footwear can exacerbate pain stemming from gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis in which crystallized uric acid accumulates in the joints.
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.
September is Arthritis Awareness Month, and as a result, The Arthritis Society in Canada is recommending that people with throbbing joints head to the doctor for a screening in order to prevent further joint damage.