Student scientists engineer socks for on-the-go neuropathy treatment
Need a little spring—or buzz—in your step? A wearable electrical-stimulation and vibration-therapy system designed by Rice University engineering students might be just what the doctor ordered for people experiencing foot pain and balance loss due to diabetic neuropathy.
What to know about swollen ankles from flying
It is common for a person’s ankles to swell while flying. Often this is harmless and goes away on its own. In rare cases, ankle swelling may be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is more serious and requires medical treatment.
An Overview of Heel Spurs
A heel spur (also known as a calcaneal spur) is a bony outgrowth that you can sometimes see and feel on the underside of your foot. It is made up of calcium deposits and can have a pointy, hooked, or shelf-like shape.
Exercises for Foot and Ankle Injury Recovery
When you experience an ankle or foot injury, exercises are likely to be recommended as part of your recovery. A well-structured physical therapy program can stretch and strengthen muscles in the lower leg and foot, helping restore stability, flexibility, and balance.
Tips To Avoid Swollen Feet And Ankles During Travel
Swollen feet and ankles can cause discomfort during long travel or long-haul flights. A static sitting position decreases your muscle activity and restricts blood flow.
Why you May Experience Foot Pain while Working from Home
Foot pain is on the rise with more people working from home. A podiatrist goes over the reasons why, and how to prevent it.
Swollen Big Toe
From arthritis to gout, many different conditions can cause fluid to build up, resulting in a swollen big toe (hallux edema). While some types of big toe swelling can be managed with over-the-counter (OTC) interventions, others require more invasive treatments by a healthcare provider.
Causes of Toenail Pain and Treatment Options
Toenail pain may seem like a minor concern, but in some cases, it can dramatically impact your ability to go about your day. While this type of pain may develop quickly after an injury, or trauma, it can also come on more gradually if an ingrown nail or an infection is to blame.
Sprained Ankle vs. Broken Ankle: What Are the Differences?
A sprained ankle and a broken ankle can result from twisting and rolling the ankle. While both conditions cause ankle pain and instability, a broken ankle is a more serious injury that requires different treatment compared to a sprained ankle.
Got Bunions? Key Factors to Whether Surgery Will Work for You
Researchers have stepped up with a new study highlighting the key factors that may determine the procedure, known as modified Lapidus surgery, will be unsuccessful.