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When is a Hammertoe not a Hammertoe? When it’s a Plantar Plate Injury

When is a Hammertoe not a Hammertoe? When it’s a Plantar Plate Injury

In 1709, Alexander Pope opined that “a little learning is a dangerous thing”. He meant that knowing a little bit about something may lead to overconfidence, consequent mistakes, and negative results. In the field of podiatry, self-diagnosis can follow the same unfortunate journey. Take, for example, the condition commonly known as “hammertoe”. What does a hammertoe look like? The primary symptom of hammertoe is a lesser read more »

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Might Surgically Implanted Metal Screws and Pins Become a Thing of the Past? YES!

Might Surgically Implanted Metal Screws and Pins Become a Thing of the Past? YES!

Surgical correction of foot problems, like hammertoes and bunions, often requires using internal fixation devices like screws, pins, wires, rods, and rigid plates. Until recently, this hardware was made of metal alloys or stainless steel. In recent years, however, titanium became most surgeons’ metal of choice due to its high strength, versatility, and ability to resist corrosion. Are there side read more »

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Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

“(My toe) is numb right now, but it hurts.” Way back in 1998, Deion Sanders, a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys, was riding high, as in the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Then he suffered what seemed to be a fairly innocuous injury to his left big toe. But it ended up described as a “rare and unusual read more »

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Walk Easier With High Tech Aid for Your Ankles. Scientists Study Gait and Design a Robotic Exosuit That You Wear!

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.

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Physical Therapist’s Personal Journey from Injury to Ironman

Physical Therapist’s Personal Journey from Injury to Ironman

Physical therapists are the go-to experts on recovery from sports injuries. We know when to push through the pain and when to back off. I’ve helped hundreds of athletes return to their sport quickly and have taught seminars on how to avoid sports injuries. So when I suffered a stress fracture in my left foot’s 2nd metatarsal, I figured recovery read more »

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