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  • Sole Care: How Runners Can Reduce Foot Injuries

    Source: Running Competitor

    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. Most days, Maveus’ work means she’s constantly on her feet, making trips to the courthouse from her office or standing in court.

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  • First Steps To Care For An Ankle injury

    Source: Foot

    By nature our feet and ankles are biomechanical wonders–miraculous in their strength, form and functionality. However, at the same time they are constantly susceptible to injury.

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  • Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

    Source: Health Day

    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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  • Health Tip: Choosing Athletic Shoes

    Source: Health Day

    Wearing athletic shoes that don't fit can lead to injury, pain and poor performance. The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society suggests how to select the right shoes.

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  • What to know about bone spurs

    Source: Healio

    An exostosis, also called a bony spur or osteoma, occurs when a bony growth extend beyond a bone's usual smooth surface.

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

    Source: Medical News Today

    A bump on the bottom of the foot may cause a person discomfort or pain when walking. There are a variety of conditions that may cause bumps on the feet, some of which require medical treatment.

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  • What are the treatments for plantar fibroma?

    Source: Medical News Today

    A plantar fibroma is a mass of fibrous tissue that develops in the arch of the foot. The growth often causes pain and discomfort even though it is benign.

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  • Chronic Ankle Pain

    Source: Science Daily

    Ankle sprains are a common injury after a fall, sudden twist or blow to the ankle joint. Approximately 40 percent of those who suffer an ankle sprain will experience chronic ankle pain, even after being treated for their initial injury.

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  • Getting Back into Fitness After a Foot or Ankle Injury

    Source: Health central

    Whether you suffer from a chronic condition that makes you more prone to foot and ankle injuries or you’re recovering from an elective surgery as a result of trauma to your foot or ankle, the process of maintaining fitness while you recover can be frustrating. I can certainly understand. I am currently recovering from a foot/ankle sprain and microfractures in three different joints — an injury I suffered during a fall while running three months ago. I know that when you’re used to being active, it’s hard to stay off of your feet, but allowing ample time for healing and recovery is critical in order to reduce your risk of re-injury. Here’s advice from both HealthCentral and rehabilitation specialists on how to make the most of your recovery.

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  • Flexible syndesmotic fixation is new gold standard to restore syndesmosis anatomy

    Source: Healio

    The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis uniquely contributes to ankle joint function by constraining the lateral articulation with the talus while its own conformation shifts throughout ankle range of motion. Altered syndesmotic alignment and constraint have been associated with diminished outcomes after surgery.

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