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Internet is a poor source of foot information?

Foot and ankle patients seeking education on the internet are likely to come across poor quality information on their diagnosis, US researchers warn. Their review of 136 websites on the 10 most common foot and ankle diagnoses gave an average content score of just 49.7 points out of a possible 100.0 points for critical information…

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Cosmetic Foot Surgery Update

Are toes really the new nose? Media reports of an uptick in toe and foot plastic surgery suggest that there is nothing that we won’t do to put our best feet forward (and of course, sport sexy, strappy, and often pricey shoes). This includes getting our toes shortened, liposuctioned, or removed altogether. Liposuction may help…

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Toe Cramps?

Is there any way to prevent toe cramps? Short answer: no. Long answer: All muscles are capable of cramping, but the ones farthest away from your spinal cord-in your feet and lower legs, for example-tend to be the most vulnerable to seizing up. The long, spindly nerve cells that run from the spinal cord to…

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Now You Can Make Fun Of Romney Using Your Feet

Finally, footwear for the indecisive — or those who decide often, but then change their minds. A pair of politically active pals in Los Angeles have created MittFlops, thong sandals that represent the seemingly flip-flopping positions of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. Now you can be fashion-forward on Super Tuesday, even if your tootsies get…

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Doctors Perform First Quadruple Limb Transplant

Doctors Perform First Quadruple Limb Transplant Ileana Llorens | February 25, 2012 Doctors in Turkey performed what is thought to be the world’s first quadruple limb transplant. Sevket Cavdar, 27, received a pair of arms and legs after a team of about 50 doctors at a university hospital in Ankara attached the limbs during a…

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Foot & Leg Amputation Rates Dropping

There has been a large drop in the rate of leg and foot amputations among Americans aged 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes, according to a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the February issue of Diabetes Care. The study reports that between 1996 and 2008 the…

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Orthotics…really?

Do Orthotics Work? Benno M. Nigg has become a leading researcher on orthotics — those shoe inserts that many athletes use to try to prevent injuries. And what he has found is not very reassuring. For more than 30 years Dr. Nigg, a professor of biomechanics and co-director of the Human Performance Lab at the…

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GPS shoes help Alzheimers patients, caretakers

(CBS News) Its very common for people who have dementia to wander off on their own. When that happens, frantic family members have to search for them, and call the police if they cant find them. But theres now another option. Technology — in the form of shoes that have GPS tracking — is beginning…

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5th Metatarsal Foot Surgery News

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Nets small forward Damion James will undergo right foot surgery Tuesday and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Saturday night. The surgery will be performed by at Indiana Heath Hospital in Indianapolis and involve the replacement of a screw in James fifth metatarsal, which he fractured last season. James…

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