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Small Heels More Appropriate than Flats for Healthier Feet

Now that it’s spring, people are eager to store away the winter boots in favor of donning sandals and flats. At the same time many try to find shoes that can properly care for their feet. However, the shoes that retailers sell have been proven to be dangerous for some shoe-goers; causing problems like tendon…

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Marathon Runner Goes Barefoot In 10km Event

Brendan Mitchell has been trying for years to determine if shoes are truly necessary for when you go running. The runner has been granted permission by organizers of the Noosas Ultimate Sports Fest 10km event to run barefoot. This will test out the differences between barefoot running and running with shoes as featured in his…

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Orthotics Gives Child Another Chance on the Field

David Loo’s health and mobility thrive on a well-fitted piece of plastic that looks like a boot, but is actually an ankle foot orthotic. The 13-year-old was born with hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that severely weakened the right side of his body. Without the plastic support David’s right foot and ankle turn inward,…

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Crack in Derek Jeter’s Ankle Shows a Fragile Furture for Yankees

New York’s general manager, Brian Cashman, announced that Jeter has a new crack in his previously healed left ankle. He also added that he won’t return until after All-Star break. The discovery was made when Jeter made an unscheduled visit to an ankle specialist, after minimizing his workouts last weekend. Jeter tried returning on Opening…

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‘42’ Actor Bruises Feet and Hands in New Role

Newcomer Chadwick Boseman went through physical pain portraying baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the new film 42, because director Brian Helgeland wanted to use the same gear Robison acquired during his time. Boseman placed a great deal of stress on his feet and hands. “Wearing the shoes was the worst thing because shoes have come…

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Running on Surfaces and Foot Striking Connected through Research

A recent study published in Footwear Science shows only 20% of subjects landed on their mid-foot or forefoot on a soft surface, while on a hard surface the percent increased to 65%. According to UMass running biomechanics group, a study they conducted also showed most test subjects switching to a mid- or forefoot strike on…

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Tips to Help Children at Risk for Sever’s Disease

As children grow the risk of Sever’s Disease grows along with them. This disease is typically triggered by a growth spurt although it can also occur due to injuries which are especially common in active children. Often these symptoms are unnoticed, if the child in question is not complaining about any pain in his or…

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Foot Surgery Costs David Gilbert Entire Spring Practice

David Gilbert underwent foot surgery on Friday as a result of the same nagging foot issues that plagued him in 2011. He will be repairing ligament damage to his right foot, having fractured his foot twice in 2011 and dealing with injury ever since. This will cost Gilbert to miss the entire spring practice but…

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Stress Fractures Can Result From Pushing Through Pain

Many embody the belief that it is best to push through pain during sports, such as running, when in fact pain is a cause for concern and not something to be ignored.  According to Annie Padrid, a Chicago fitness professional, pain is a sign that you should take a break from training.  Stress fractures are…

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Once Idol Host Steven Tyler Affected by Morton’s Neuroma

Steven Tyler, front man for leading band Aerosmith, was diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma. Since the 1970s the lead singer would wear small shoes and his energetic stage performances caused him to suffer foot pain in the past. Tyler had posted pictures from his vacation in Hawaii with his family, displaying his deformed and swollen toes.…

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