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This Shocking Cause of Lower Back Pain Has Nothing to Do With Your Spine

This Shocking Cause of Lower Back Pain Has Nothing to Do With Your Spine

What is pronation? It’s a complex biomechanical concept that describes the rotational motion of the medial bones in the mid-foot, downward and inward with each step. It facilitates proper posture in the spine and assists with shock absorption while walking, jogging, or running in able-bodied children and adults. Pronation: it’s the regular, rolling motion your foot experiences when you take read more »

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Recommendations From the Experts: Shoes That Ease Your Foot and Ankle Pain

Recommendations From the Experts: Shoes That Ease Your Foot and Ankle Pain

When patients come into the office with heel pain, tendonitis and/or capsulitis, it can be easy to convince them to stretch, massage, take anti-inflammatories, rest and use orthotics. What can often be a struggle is to alter the shoes they choose to wear as this can be a very personal decision. Whether it is due to attire restrictions, cost or read more »

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Recent Improvements to Ankle Replacement Surgery Result in Higher Success Rates and Faster Recovery

Recent Improvements to Ankle Replacement Surgery Result in Higher Success Rates and Faster Recovery

Recent advancements in Ankle Replacement surgery has increased the success rates and significantly improved the surgical procedure. While earlier generation ankle replacement systems were effective, newer advances have dramatically improved the procedure. What’s New in the World of Ankle Replacement? A major advance in ankle replacement has been the use of pre-operative CT scans with the Wright Medical PROPHECY Guide. read more »

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Meanwhile, in Texas, a Zombie-Footed Man Scares the Hell Out of Fellow Gym Rats

Meanwhile, in Texas, a Zombie-Footed Man Scares the Hell Out of Fellow Gym Rats

An anonymous Texas man literally caught a flesh-eating viral infection on his foot, and we might never be able to get over it. The victim emailed his story and a series of gruesome pictures to The Rod Ryan Show, on KTBZ-FM The Buzz, to remind listeners to always wear shower shoes at the gym. With regret, we have included the read more »

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Have You Heard About Sushi Shoes? They’re Way Too Tasty to Live in Your Closet!

Have You Heard About Sushi Shoes? They’re Way Too Tasty to Live in Your Closet!

Simultaneously skilled both in art and in cooking, Milan-based sushi chef Yujia Hu creates one-of-a-kind onigiri art. The quirky culinary artist assembles detailed miniature shoes made out of sushi ingredients—aptly being known as sushi shoes. This includes exactly what you’d expect to find in a traditional sushi roll: sashimi, seaweed, and rice. Though the shoes’ compositions are conventional, their meticulously read more »

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A Fine Moment for Sportsmanship: Watch What Happened in the London Marathon!

A Fine Moment for Sportsmanship: Watch What Happened in the London Marathon!

Last week the London Marathon had over 40,000 competitors in the challenging race.  People from all over world came to participate, but it was a few minutes toward the end of the marathon that got captured by the media in this video:   A runner stopped 300 meters from the finish line to aid “a guy in need”.  Mathew Rees read more »

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