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New Balance Orthopedic Shoes

17th July 2009
New Balance has long been popular among runners and avid walkers for their comfortable athletic shoes. Their line of custom orthopedic shoes promises the same level of quality that their customers have come to expect.Each New Balance Orthopedic Shoe is co... Read >

Orthotics for Hammertoe

17th July 2009
Hammertoe is a common foot deformity that occurs when the toes become locked into a permanently bent position. They are often caused by wearing ill-fitting footwear, particularly high-heeled shoes, which force the toes into a bent position. Anatomically s... Read >

Hush Puppies: Comfort and Style

17th July 2009
Hush Puppies is an internationally successful brand of casual footwear based in Rockford, Michigan. The first Hush Puppies were created in 1958 when the Chairman of Wolverine Worldwide (the parent company of Hush Puppies) was investigating the process of ... Read >

Orthopedic Insoles made from Memory Foam

16th July 2009
"Memory foam" has recently become popular among lines of orthopedic shoes and orthopedic insoles. This visco-elastic material is designed to conform to the shape of your feet. Memory foam actually changes shape when you wear it (just as if you were making... Read >

Exercises to Help Improve Weakened Arches

16th July 2009
Collapsed arches can be present at birth or develop at a young age. They are especially common among athletes who have put a lot of stress on their foot and calf muscles, and they also tend to develop among the elderly or women who have spent too much tim... Read >

To Treat (Or Not To Treat) Plantar Warts

16th July 2009
Q: What happens when plantar warts go untreated for a really long time? A: Plantar warts are benign epithelial tumors that form on the bottom of your feet. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which enters the skin through minor cuts and ... Read >

What Causes Foot Drop?

16th July 2009
A person with foot drop is unable to lift the front part of his foot (a movement known as dorsiflexion). When a person with foot drop attempts to walk, the foot will slap down on the floor. The affected person may try to accommodate the condition by walki... Read >

Treatment for Cavus Foot

15th July 2009
Q: What is the best way to treat Cavus Foot? A: Cavus Foot can usually be treated using a combination of orthopedic devices that protect the foot from pain and provide the foot with extra support, especially when it comes to stability and balance (some... Read >

Foot Care for Senior Citizens

11th July 2009
Good foot health is especially important for senior citizens. The longer your feet stay healthy, the longer you can maintain an active lifestyle. Simply follow these 5 guidelines put forth by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and the Instit... Read >

Choosing Orthopedic Insoles

10th July 2009
Orthopedic insoles have become quite sophisticated. Traditionally used to alleviate foot pain by shifting pressure away from certain sore or stressed areas of the foot, insoles nowadays can actually be used to treat the underlying condition itself. For ex... Read >

Choosing an Orthopedic Sandal

10th July 2009
It's not easy to find a pair of sandals that properly supports your feet. But after an entire summer of sandal wearing, you'll wish you had. Most sandals - with their flat, thin sole - simply don't cut it when it comes to supporting the arch, heel, toes a... Read >

Clubfoot Treatment: Freddy Sanchez, A Success Story

09th July 2009
When Freddy Sanchez was born, the doctor told his mother he would never walk. His right foot was smaller than his left and turned inward (a condition known as Clubfoot) and his left foot was pigeon-toed. Twenty-three years later, in 2000, he was drafted b... Read >

Flat Feet Versus Fallen Arches

09th July 2009
Q: What is the difference between flat feet and fallen arches? A: Though some people use flat feet and fallen arches interchangeably, they can and should be distinguished. Medically speaking, a person with flat feet has no arches at all. The soles of t... Read >

Toe Amputation: Are Prosthetics Necessary?

09th July 2009
The oldest prosthetic device belonged to an Egyptian woman around approximately 1000 B.C.E. It was a wooden toe, and archeologists claim that scratch marks on its sole provide evidence that it was in fact functional. Today most toe amputees use prosthetic... Read >

Toe Amputation: Causes and Consequences

06th July 2009
Q: What are the most common reasons for toe amputation? A: Toes may need to be amputated for a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons is infection. A toe may be removed to prevent an infection from spreading to the bone or bloodstream, or ... Read >
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