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  • Health Tip: Choosing Athletic Shoes

    Buy footwear from a specialty store, where the staff can offer advice and fit you for the right shoes. Try on shoes later in the day or after a workout, when your feet are larger. Try on shoes with the socks that you will wear during athletics.

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  • What to know about bone spurs?

    Bone spurs (also called osteophytes) are smooth, hard bumps of extra bone that form on the ends of bones. They often pop up in the joints -- the places where two bones meet.

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  • What causes a bump on the bottom of the foot?

    Bumps on the bottom of the foot can have a number of causes. Some bumps will go away without treatment. Others need in-home treatments or treatments from a doctor. Calluses can form if one area of your skin experiences a lot of friction. This can be caused by your shoes.

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  • Pack the right shoe for your summer vacation

    Summer is here and if you're ready to jump in feet first, be sure you're wearing the right shoes. A podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine offers tips on finding the right shoe for different types of summer vacations.

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  • What are the treatments for plantar fibroma?

    A plantar fibroma is a noncancerous or benign growth in the arch of your foot. It develops in the plantar fascia, which is thick, fibrous tissue at the bottom of your feet. This tissue covers the area from your heel to your toes and stabilizes your foot arch.

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  • Ankles with varus, valgus or neutral alignment had similar outcomes after ankle arthroplasty

    Results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed patients with either varus or valgus malalignment of the coronal plane tibiotalar angle who underwent mobile-bearing total ankle arthroplasty had similar outcomes compared to patients with neutral alignment.

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  • Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking

    Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options, including artificial knees controlled by microchips, sensor-laden feet driven by artificial intelligence, and robotic hands that a user can manipulate with her mind.

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  • Swelling, time to surgery did not affect wound complications after ankle fracture surgery

    Researchers found preoperative ankle swelling and time to surgery were not associated with a change in soft tissue outcomes after ankle fracture surgery. The study also revealed few postoperative wound complications.

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  • Understanding Foot Fractures And How To Treat Them

    Foot fractures, also known as Jones fractures, typically affect the fifth metatarsal, which is near the outside of your foot, and occur in varying degrees of severity for athletes.

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  • Sole Care: How Runners Can Reduce Foot Injuries

    Two days after the Cry Me a River! 50K race, Jessica Maveus, a prosecuting attorney in Illinois, hobbled around the office and courtroom in heels.

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