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  • Did pointy shoes cause a plague of bunions in medieval England?

    According to research by archaeologists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a fashion for shoes called “poulaines,” with long pointy toes, may have caused an outbreak of painful bunions in the Middle Ages.

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  • Foot and Ankle Problems Still Plague Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Even Without Tender, Swollen Joints

    Even if they do not present with tender and swollen joints per the 28-joint count, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) still suffer from foot and ankle problems, according to a study published in ACR Open Rheumatology.

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  • How Your Shoes Should Fit

    Throughout the pandemic, many people have padded around the house in slippers or flip-flops. Wearing such unsupportive shoes can be problematic for older adults. That’s because our feet lose their natural cushioning and get flatter with age, and we’re more likely to have osteoarthritis (OA) and other conditions that contribute to foot pain.

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  • Foot Care for Seniors

    Foot problems are especially common in older people, for a variety of reasons. Feet lose cushioning as they age, and the skin and nails can grow dry and brittle. Many seniors have poor circulation, and this can slow the healing of foot sores.

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  • Conservative And Surgical Treatment Of Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    There is a growing body of research in support of functional rehabilitation for non-surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Recommendations on how to treat acute Achilles tendon ruptures has become controversial and requires an open dialogue with the patient and family to make the best decision for the situation.

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  • What Surgery Works Best for Advanced Ankle Arthritis?

    For patients with severe ankle arthritis, total ankle replacement provides better function over the long haul than the traditional surgical treatment, a new study finds.

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  • What Is Trench Foot?

    Trench foot is an injury that occurs when feet are exposed to cold and wet conditions, but it is not due to freezing (as in frostbite). It is one of three types of immersion foot, with the other two types being warm water immersion foot and tropical immersion foot.

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  • Spring activity can sometimes bring stress fractures

    If you're getting back into walking, running or outdoor sports this spring after months on the couch, you could be at risk for a common injury known as a stress fracture.

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  • What You Should Know About the Forefoot

    You may be surprised to learn that your forefoot carries and balances nearly half of the body's total weight, and is designed to handle significant force and wear-and-tear.

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  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation May Cut Pain After Orthopedic Surgery

    Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation reduces acute pain and opioid requirements in the week following orthopedic surgery, according to a pilot study published online April 15 in Anesthesiology.

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