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Foot Pain Innovation: Create custom insoles from a smartphone!

The Instituto de Biomecánica (Biomechanics Institute-IBV) has developed SUNfeet, insoles which are customized to the anatomy of the user's foot, which increase the comfort of footwear and reduce pain and fatigue in the feet. This product is…
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Foot Orthotics can reduce foot pain.

Custom-made insoles known as foot orthoses can reduce foot pain caused by arthritis, overly prominent big toe joints and highly arched feet, a new systematic review shows. A team of Cochrane Researchers found that custom orthoses were safe interventions…
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Foot Pain? Don't suffer, there are solutions.

While deformities of the lesser toes (all toes other than the big toe) can be very painful, there are numerous surgical and nonsurgical treatments for these conditions that are usually quite effective. A literature review published in the Journal…
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How does wearing high heels affect your body and your running?

If you often find yourself running after a bus, escaping a burning building or taking part in competitive athletics in high-heeled footwear, you may be storing up knee problems for later in life, according to a study published this month in…
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Knee Pain Advice

Knee Pain Advice For patients with severe knee pain, supervised exercise therapy is more effective at reducing pain and improving function than usual care, finds a study published on bmj.com. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a condition in which…
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Back Spasms

The first time I ever suffered a genuine "back spasm" was a day I will never forget. I was in a car park, sitting in the car, and I bent down sideways to pick up my wallet from the floor on the passenger side (trunk in flexion and rotation).…
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Revolutionizing Back Pain Treatments

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab) Source: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20141214/Revolutionising-back-pain-treatments-an-interview-with-Dr-Kieran-Oe28099Sullivan.aspx Dr.…
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Feel younger with Strength Training!

Strength training isn't just for bodybuilders and marathoners. It's for anyone who wants to feel healthier, more energetic and, yes, younger. By K. Aleisha Fetters Jan. 29, 2016, at 11:15 a.m. Source: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2016-01-29/8-best-equipment-free-strength-exercises-for-older-adults?int=a57b09 "Strength…
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4 Tips to complete your exercises :)

Finding time to do physical therapy exercises can be difficult, but patients can typically squeeze in a few moments before bed or while watching TV. By Anna Medaris Miller Source: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2015/08/31/4-ways-to-stick-to-your-physical-therapy-homework Aug.…
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The aging game. Beautiful reporting.

The Aging Game A Special Report by Amy Gutman, Boston-based writer, and Madeline Drexler, editor, Harvard Public Health Please check out full article with fantastic images here: http://ow.ly/UFwGc The Gray Wave. The Silver Tsunami. The Agequake. Aging…