Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Research uncovers previously unknown aspects of running shoe design

A University at Buffalo researcher has some good news for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who favor thick, heavily cushioned running shoes. Although these shoes are increasingly popular because they provide comfort and a ...

Pediatrics

Light, flexible school shoes the best option for kids

They may not be the hardiest, but children's school shoes that allow more natural movement are the best choice, positively impacting children's foot strength, muscle structure and balance as they grow according to new research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

C. difficile prevalent in non-health care settings

(HealthDay)—Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) is prevalent in non-health care settings, including on the soles of shoes, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Ankle exoskeleton enables faster walking

Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but it is a common issue, especially as people age. Noting the pervasiveness of slower-than-desired walking, engineers at Stanford University have tested how ...

Pediatrics

The perfect fit: A 'shoe-in' for a great start to school

As the back-to-school rush begins, podiatry experts at the University of South Australia are encouraging parents to get their children's school shoes professionally fitted, as new research confirms that ill-fitted footwear ...

Health

Feet and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused wide-reaching changes, including the temporary closure of some schools, as well as gyms, salons, restaurants and other businesses. In addition, many people have transitioned to working from ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Stick to supportive shoes if you have knee pain

A randomized controlled trial found that sturdy supportive shoes improve knee pain on walking and knee-related quality of life compared with flat flexible shoes. This evidence supports recommendations that previously had ...

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