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Can Pediatric Flat Feet Be Fixed?

Can Pediatric Flat Feet Be Fixed?

The field of podiatric medicine is not renowned for an abundance of conflict. There is a great deal of podiatric progress, of course, as new procedures, materials, and techniques are discovered, developed, and incorporated into the leading podiatric practices. But significant disputes over substantial matters are relatively rare among podiatrists. This article concerns what may be the most significant conflict in read more »

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Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Preventing and Treating These 5 Common Running Injuries

Whether you’re an experienced runner or are new to running, it’s likely that sooner or later you will experience some form of injury. According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Sports Rehabilitation, between 60 and 70 percent of runners suffer from at least one serious sports injury per year.  These sports injuries can range from stress fractures of the foot bones or tibia to read more »

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First Time Hiking? 14 Hiking Tips for Beginners

First Time Hiking? 14 Hiking Tips for Beginners

There can’t be any serious disagreement. Frodo’s trek across Middle Earth is the greatest hike in all recorded hiking history. And that monumental journey is even more amazing when you realize it was accomplished without benefit of our hiking tips for beginners. 1.  Don’t hike alone (unless you actually need solitude) Coping with ticks and sunburn doesn’t require companions with read more »

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Minimalist Running Shoes, What You Need to Know

Minimalist Running Shoes, What You Need to Know

About a decade ago, an article entitled Born to Run appeared in the journal Nature. A book of the same name followed. The Born to Run authors set up a website; Biomechanics of Foot Strikes & Applications to Running Barefoot or in Minimal Footwear. The history of minimalist running shoes These publications promoted the notion that those who enjoy recreational read more »

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Getting in Shape for Summer? What Your Feet and Ankles Want You to Know!

Getting in Shape for Summer? What Your Feet and Ankles Want You to Know!

It seems to be that time of year when people are becoming more active and working hard to get in shape for the summer season. We have seen a recent increase in stress and overuse injuries over the last month or so, likely attributed to this increase in exercise and activity. While we applaud the motivation to live a healthy read more »

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