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  • Casting, surgery equivalent over long term for unstable ankle Fx

    For older patients with acute unstable malleolar fractures, equivalence in function between close contact casting and immediate surgery strategies persists at three years, according to a research letter published in the March 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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  • Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

    For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests

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  • Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

    Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says.

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  • Surgical technique improves sensation, control of prosthetic limb

    Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioception, allows humans to precisely control their body movements.

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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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