An estimated 28.9 million American adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s about 12% of the population, and that number is only expected to grow as more and more children are diagnosed at alarming rates. Everyone knows that managing diabetes means adjusting your diet and taking medication. But did you know that checking your feet is just as important as read more »CONTINUE READING →
Author Archives: University Foot & Ankle Institute Staff
Chair Yoga for Seniors with Ankle Arthritis: Who Knew That Sitting Down Can Get You Up Walking with Less Pain?
Chair yoga is an option for people with osteoarthritis who have difficulty with regular exercise. The chair is a modification for safer exercise.Many people suffering with osteoarthritis in their lower extremities may discover that a chair yoga class will help to ease pain. Those with foot and ankle arthritis often have difficulty with their gait and balance when walking; studies show that chair yoga can be beneficial. Let us know what you think! Read the full article at: www.verywell.comCONTINUE READING →
Walk Easier With High Tech Aid for Your Ankles. Scientists Study Gait and Design a Robotic Exosuit That You Wear!
By removing the actuation, electronics and battery units, leaving only the exosuit's light wearable textiles and pulling cables, the researchers were able to calculate the impact on the wearers' joints.Read the full article at: www.roboticsresear.ch Harvard engineers have released positive results after testing their robotic exosuit. Created to support the joints while walking and running, the study shows considerable support for the ankles. We say this is good news! Let us know what you say.CONTINUE READING →
For children, physical play is as natural as breathing. As soon as girls and boys can stand, they are dodging imaginary foes and winning races against invisible competitors – children’s foot injuries. As they grow older, our children are increasingly drawn into organized play, i.e., youth sports. It is estimated that over 35 million children in the United States regularly read more »CONTINUE READING →
Mashed potatoes, naps, and football: The trifecta of American Thanksgiving Day tradition. This Thursday, millions of kids and grown-ups across the country will step outside to throw the pigskin while working up an appetite as ambitious as the Manifest Destiny. Unfortunately, sportsballing in the backyard often breeds danger, and sure as leftover turkey sandwiches, at least 25,000 Americans will wind read more »CONTINUE READING →
As winter approaches, shaving precious minutes of sunlight off the beginning and end of your day, it’s worthwhile to revisit your outdoor running routine and update your safety practices. If you typically run before or after work, you might soon find yourself logging your miles in the dark. Not only does the darkness impede visibility and increase your chances of read more »CONTINUE READING →