Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Effect of foot orthoses on bone marrow lesions associated with mechanical foot pain

November 21, 2014

An exploration into the effect of foot orthoses on bone marrow lesions associated with mechanical foot pain Jill Halstead, Anne-Maree Keenan, Dennis McGonagle, Philip Conaghan and Anthony Redmond Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7(Suppl 2):A1 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-7-S2-A1 Quote: Background Mechanical foot pain is a syndrome in which local pain is associated with musculoskeletal tissues, occurring as a result of mechanical stress. Recent research has indicated that bone marrow lesions (BML) in the knee are associated with mechanical knee pain and increased forces, and that changing the forces within the knee can alter the pattern of BML. As foot orthoses are thought to act by modifying abnormal foot motion and internal distribution of forces, the aim of this study was to explore whether foot orthoses can modify volumes and patterns of BML in patients with mechanical midfoot pain.

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Limited ankle dorsiflexion increases the risk for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy in infantry recruits: a prospective cohort study

November 18, 2014

Background: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a prevalent condition among runners and military personnel.

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Evaluating the outcomes of a podiatry-led assessment service in a public hospital orthopaedic unit

November 18, 2014

Background: In Australia, the demand for foot and ankle orthopaedic services in public health settings currently outweighs capacity. Introducing experienced allied health professionals into orthopaedic units to initiate the triage, assessment and management of patients has been proposed to help meet demand. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of introducing a podiatry-led assessment service in a public hospital orthopaedic unit.

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The associations of leg lean mass with foot pain, posture and function in the Framingham foot study

November 12, 2014

Background: Foot disorders are common in older adults and associated with impaired lower extremity function. Reduced muscle mass may play a role in the etiology of foot disorders and consequent poor function. Methods: We examined the association of leg lean mass with foot pain, posture and function among 1,795 individuals (mean age 67?years) from the population-based Framingham Foot Study (2002?2008).

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High heels: Elevating the discussion

November 4, 2014

The biomechanical implications of high-heeled shoes are well known, and now dramatic weight-bearing images and new study findings are taking practitioner and patient awareness to the next level. But many women are still sacrificing their feet for fashion.

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NZ Manufacturing 
Catalog

October 29, 2014

NZ Manufacturing has released its newest catalog of 
resistance exercise products designed for rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports training, and fitness applications. The catalog includes a variety of in-water and dry-land swim training products, including StrechCordz products for aqua­tic aerobics and for novice or high-level competitive swimmers and triathletes. TurfCordz products for athletes are designed for strength training, explosive start drills, increasing speed, and improved flexibility

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NZ Manufacturing Catalog

October 29, 2014

NZ Manufacturing has released its newest catalog of 
resistance exercise products designed for rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports training, and fitness applications. The catalog includes a variety of in-water and dry-land swim training products, including StrechCordz products for aqua­tic aerobics and for novice or high-level competitive swimmers and triathletes

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Freedom Prosthetic Cover

October 29, 2014

The Freedom Cover is JAFO’s lightweight prosthetic limb cover that is designed to fit 90% of above-knee amputees. The product is designed to meet the needs of patients who are tired of heavy metallic covers and dislike waiting weeks for their prosthetist to finish making a hard calf replacement that is a permanent fixture.

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Freedom 
Prosthetic Cover

October 29, 2014

The Freedom Cover is JAFO’s lightweight prosthetic limb cover that is designed to fit 90% of above-knee amputees. The product is designed to meet the needs of patients who are tired of heavy metallic covers and dislike waiting weeks for their prosthetist to finish making a hard calf replacement that is a permanent fixture. The universal Freedom Cover zips on and off.

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Redesigned Bunion Bootie

October 29, 2014

After months of focus group testing, surveying, measuring, and analyzing user feedback, Bunion Booties now have a new design. Bunion Booties are designed for patients who prefer not to undergo surgery or are poor candidates for surgery, or as part of a postoperative protocol for those who have already undergone bunion surgery. Odor- and bacteria-resistant Bunion Booties gently but effectively separate the big toe from the other toes to help reduce tension, and their low profile allows them to be undetectable in most shoes, while minimizing bulk and pressure on the sensitive area of the patient’s foot.

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