Orthotics Help Improve Foot Health for Adults and Children

What do a 70-year old woman with diabetes and an 8-year old boy with an intoeing deformity have in common? They both are improving their foot health by wearing custom-fitted orthotic devices. Orthotics are inserts that fit into shoes to correct an abnormal walking pattern or redistribute pressure to alleviate a foot problem. Some shoe inserts are available over-the-counter – these may help somewhat in…

Yankee Pitcher Suffers Double Foot Injuries: Turf Toe and Sesamoid Fracture

The professional baseball season has just started but already the injuries are mounting up. Yankee reliever pitcher Bryan Mitchell will be out until at least August because of injuries suffered in a recent Disney World game against the Braves. One injury is bad enough, but Mitchell had the unfortunate luck to suffer two at the same time: a fractured sesamoid bone and a grade 3 …

Pay Attention to your feet During Foot Health Awareness Month

Ah, the lowly foot. It’s the last thing we think about – maybe because it’s so far away from our brains? – unless it hurts. Our feet are amazing combinations of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Together they work hard to allow us to walk, jump and run, and even help us keep our balance. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has designated April…

Preventing Youth Injury in Sports

Although young and resilient, children and teens are not immune to sports-related injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 2.6 million teens and children are treated each year in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries suffered while participating in sports activities. Without taking the proper precautions, your child may be one of those harmed in one of these sports-related injuries:…