News tagged with foot

Foot study may impact design of running shoes

(Medical Xpress)—New insights into how foot muscles support the arch of the foot could spark a change in the design of running shoes, following a study led by The University of Queensland.

Feb 07, 2014
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Fewer Americans undergoing lower limb amputation

There have been dramatic decreases in the number and severity of lower limb amputations over the past decade, according to a new study published in the July 2013 issue of Foot & Ankle International. At the same time, orthop ...

Jul 10, 2013
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Give barefoot running the boot?

Barefoot running has been making headlines ever since 1960, when a shoeless Abebe Bikila set a new world-record marathon time at the Rome Olympics. Even manufacturers have muscled in on the trend over the years, with most ...

May 31, 2013
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Blame your parents for bunion woes

A novel study reports that white men and women of European descent inherit common foot disorders, such as bunions (hallux valgus) and lesser toe deformities, including hammer or claw toe. Findings from the Framingham Foot ...

May 20, 2013
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