Ossio announced Monday it received FDA 510(k) clearance for a bioabsorbable orthopaedic fixation implant for foot and ankle conditions that leaves behind no permanent hardware. The material integrates into the surrounding anatomy in 18 to 24 months.
The size and shape of a miniature marshmallow, the implant is made from saline solution and polyvinyl alcohol—the same material as in soft contact lenses. The material compresses slightly under pressure, much like real cartilage.
While it will do some damage to your bank account, you need a sport-specific pair of shoes for any activity you do more than three times a week. Otherwise you risk injury and may hamper your performance.
Orthotics are more than just a heel pad or shoe insert you can buy at most athletic stores. They’re highly customized shoe or heel inserts made for your feet. Your doctor will only recommend an orthotic if an off-the-shelf device or other treatments, such as exercises at home, haven’t proven effective.
While weight-bearing stress is typically distributed across the entire foot in people with normal arches, those with high arches carry their weight mainly on the heels and balls of the feet. This places undue stress on the toes and ankles, leading to pain and instability.
The Achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf muscles at the back of the ankle. Pain in this tendon can result from a tear or rupture of the tendon or from tendinitis, which doctors may also refer to as tendinosis or tendinopathy.
Most people with flat feet don't experience serious problems related to their condition. Unfortunately, for some, it can cause disabling foot pain
A person's ankle may hurt for many reasons, from minor injuries to chronic medical conditions such as arthritis.
Bunions are a symptom of a progressive bone disorder. They appear as a bony bump at the base of the big toe joint.
A bruised heel happens when an injury crushes blood vessels in the muscles and soft tissue of the heel. Repetitive movements and overuse injuries, such as from jogging in ill-fitting shoes, can cause this bruising. In most cases, elevation, ice, and rest can ease the pain.