Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

A survey of footwear advice, beliefs and wear habits in people with knee osteoarthritis

October 23, 2014

Background: Expert opinion recommends cushioned and supportive footwear for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, little is known about the footwear advice people receive from healthcare professionals, or the beliefs and footwear habits of people with knee OA

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Predatory Publishing (and does footwear in runners influence ‘disease’?)

October 23, 2014

What has that got to do with running? At first glance not a lot, but bear with me.

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Predatory Publishing (and does footwear in runners influence foot ‘disease’?)

October 23, 2014

What has that got to do with running? At first glance not a lot, but bear with me. I was first alerted to the concept of predatory publishing by Hylton Menz  a while back in the context of a new journal that was launched by a predatory publisher,  Clinical Research on Foot and Ankle (and yes, that is how they grammatically call it, which probably should be the first red flag).

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Running Shoes Can Control Motion

October 19, 2014

There certainly has been a lot of comments in recent years about how ineffective that running shoes actually are supposed to be at controlling motion and I have sort have gone along with that as that is probably what the preponderance of data was showing. I did take a brief look at this earlier this year ( Can running shoes control motion?

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Changes in talocrural and subtalar joint kinematics of barefoot versus shod forefoot landing

October 14, 2014

Background: Synergetic talocrural and subtalar joint movements allow adaptation to different footwear and/or surface conditions.

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Prevalence of active foot disease and foot disease risk factors in a subacute inpatient rehabilitation facility: a cross-sectional prevalence study

October 9, 2014

Background: Australian subacute inpatient rehabilitation facilities face significant challenges from the ageing population and the increasing burden of chronic disease.

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Achilles oddity: Heeled shoes may boost load during gait

October 7, 2014

A recent study using innovative technology has questioned the potential role of standard running shoes with slightly elevated heels for the prevention and treatment of Achilles tendon pathology. For many years, inadequate heel offset has been anecdotally implicated as a factor in tendinopathy of the Achilles, and elevating the heel to address this does seem to make sense.

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A radiographic and anthropometric study of the effect of a contoured sandal and foot orthosis on supporting the medial longitudinal arch

October 4, 2014

Background: In-shoe foot orthoses improve conditions such as plantar heel pain (fasciitis), probably due to their ability to raise the medial longitudinal arch of the foot and lower the stress on the plantar tissues. Increasingly the arch-profile form of the in-shoe foot orthosis is being incorporated into sandal footwear, providing an alternative footwear option for those who require an orthosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if a sandal that incorporates the arch-profile of an in-shoe foot orthosis does indeed raise the medial longitudinal arch.

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Characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers in Western Sydney, Australia

September 28, 2014

Background: Australia is ranked ninth of 39 countries in the Western Pacific region most affected by diabetes. Patients with diabetes are at high risk of developing foot ulcerations that can develop into non-healing wounds. Recent studies suggest that the lifetime risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer is as high as 25%

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Allard ToeOff 2.0

September 26, 2014

Allard USA announces the ToeOff 2.0 ankle foot orthosis, with the same functionality as the original ToeOff plus new enhancements based on patient feedback. The D-Ring straps with Alligator Tabs are easily applied for right or left hand “pull” and reduce the risk of losing a strap. MicroFix high-strength hook material is preapplied for faster and easier application of SoftKit or ComfortKit.

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