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High heels dangerous to women's health
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Nearly three million women suffer high-heels related injuries which need medical attention, a recent study suggests. The Sun reported that 3000 women in the age group of 18 to 65 were studied by Hot Shoes, makers of comfort footwear. Most women twisted an ankle or tore a tendon but there were serious cases also of smashed teeth, broken bones and nasty falls. Yet, even this is not enough to dissuade 60 percent of those interviewed for the study who said that they will continue wearing heels. More

Diabetic foot ulcers in underinsured patients
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According to the CDC, almost 24 million Americans have diabetes, and it is estimated that six million of those individuals are undiagnosed.  In 2007, financial costs attributed to diabetes totaled $174 billion.  Additionally, comorbidities linked with diabetes may lead to serious complications and create additional economic and individual burdens. The development of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is one such complication. DFU treatment utilizes a considerable portion of health care dollars and may also lead to significant disability and a decrease in quality of life. More

EMG characterizes FAI
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Two studies presented at the second International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics conference add to the evidence that treatment of chronic ankle instability should focus on improving feed-forward neuromuscular control mechanisms. Whereas a feedback response is based on sensory input, a feed-forward pattern is more anticipatory. Studies from Brigham Young University and the University of Toledo both demonstrated evidence suggestive of feed-forward mechanisms at work during jump landings and lateral hops, respectively, in subjects with chronic ankle instability. More

Common foot disorders can be inherited, research shows
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A new study confirms that two common and often painful foot disorders can be inherited. As part of the Framingham Foot Study, which examined common foot disorders among more than 2,000 participants between 2002 and 2005, researchers studied 675 people with a bunion deformity in which the big toe angles towards the smaller toes (known as hallux valgus), and 154 people with high-arched feet that don't flatten when bearing weight (known as pes cavus). Their average age was 66, and 57 percent of the participants were female. More

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ACFAOM Fellow Dr. Phill Ward elected to CPT Board
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Phillip E. Ward, DPM, FACFAOM, an APMA Trustee, has been elected to the CPT Assistant Editorial Board to fill the vacant Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee representative position. CPT Assistant is a monthly American Medical Association (AMA) publication designed to help interpret coding complexities. The Board consists of 15 individuals - six elected, nine appointed. More

Exercise relieves pain from plantar fasciitis
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Researchers have found that treating patients with acute plantar fasciitis with stretching exercise provides better relief than shockwave therapy. In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, researchers found that patients responded to stretching exercises and in fact most of them could resume their normal activity. More

Financial disclosure policies bringing orthopedic journals under fire
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A wave of concern emanating from lawmakers, consumer advocates and practitioners themselves about the need for greater financial transparency between the orthopedic industry and physicians has propelled many peer-reviewed journals to once again review and strengthen their author disclosure policies. More

Meet Dr. Harold Schoenhaus - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Harold D. Schoenhaus, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Schoenhaus is an experienced educator and clinician. Tune in to hear a lively discussion about issues impacting the profession and Dr. Schoenhaus' insights from his broad experience. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here. More

New guidelines released for preventing fragility fractures
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Osteoporosis Canada - an organization for those who have or are at risk for osteoporosis - has released comprehensive new guidelines aimed at preventing fragility fractures in women and men older than 50 years. The guidelines have been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and include information on exercise, pharmacological therapies, risk management, and calcium and vitamin D supplementation. More

Seniors won't let feet stand in their way
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One of the most physically challenging obstacles that people face today involves their feet. A study in the 'Seniors Journal' found that 87 percent of older adults have at least one foot problem. From improperly trimmed toenails, poor circulation, various diseases to wearing the wrong footwear, all can contribute to the health of our feet. More
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