Topic : foot disorders

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Match the Product With the Foot Problem

August 30, 2013  | Article

Footlogix has introduced a mobile app to help identify clients’ foot conditions and select the best product for them.

Keywords: foot disorders   Footlogix   smartphone apps  

hammertoe

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Hammertoe is a deformed, claw-shaped toe, usually the second toe, that results from permanent flexion (bending) between one or both phalangeal joints. It is a progressive problem that could appear on one or all of the toes, hammertoe must be corrected early if sufferers hope to avoid surgery.

Keywords: foot disorders   hammertoes   nail diseases  

Foot Problems Pervasive in U.S., Says Survey

November 3, 2012  | Article

This year, the Institute for Preventive Foot Health (IPFH) sponsored it’s second broad-based survey of the state of foot health in the United States. The survey found 78% of U.S. adults age 21+ report they have had one or more problems with their feet at some time in their lives.

Keywords: Feet   foot disorders  

Orthotics Go Upscale

September 17, 2012  | Article

The 25-minute Gait Analysis service at Canyon Ranch includes video analysis of a person’s gait by a foot expert using a specially equipped treadmill, and a precise, computerized assessment of the biomechanics of the feet as she walks across an orthotics mat.

Keywords: foot care   foot disorders  

How to Party All Night on Bad Feet

February 28, 2011  | Article

Although definitive treatment of bunions and hammertoes most often requires surgery, there are several self-treatment steps your clients can take to lessen their pain and enjoy an evening out.

Keywords: bunions   client health   foot disorders   hammertoes  

Under the Microscope: Athlete’s Foot

January 13, 2011  | Article

This common infection of the feet is most often characterized by cracked, flaking, and peeling skin between the toes.

Keywords: athlete's foot   foot disorders  

What Is Haglund's Deformity?

December 1, 2010  | Article

Anyone who has walked in high heels for any length of time can imagine the origin of Haglund’s deformity.

Keywords: foot disorders  

Peripheral Artery Disease: What You Should Know

April 1, 2010  | Article

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects more than eight million Americans and can be an early sign of blocked arteries in the body that can lead to heart attacks. Find out how you can spot PAD in clients and how you should advise them.

Keywords: client health   foot disorders  

What Are Neuromas?

November 1, 2009  | Article

When the weight of the body lands on a swollen nerve, it can be debilitating. Learn the symptoms and alert clients to this common problem that develops in the nerves of the foot.

Keywords: bunions   foot disorders   neuromas  

Flip-Flop Flubs

August 1, 2009  | Article

Foot-related injuries due to flip-flop wear are on the rise, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. “There are many flip-flops on the market that offer little to nothing in terms of arch support, stability, and shock absorption,” says the APMA’s Dr. Ross Taubman. “Opting to wear a pair of cheaply constructed flip-flops puts the wearer at risk for injuries such as arch pain, tendinitis, and sprained ankles.”

Keywords: educating clients   foot disorders  

Freezing Temperatures Treat Chronic Foot Pain

December 1, 2008  | Article

Cryosurgery treats foot pain by using very cold temperatures.

Keywords: foot care   foot disorders   plantar fasciitis  

What Are Bunions?

September 1, 2008  | Article

Often thought to be caused by poor footwear, bunions are most often the result of inherited foot structure. With good care and careful precautions, bunions can not only be treated, they can also be prevented from developing in the first place.

Keywords: bunions   elderly clients   foot care   foot disorders  

What Are Plantar Warts?

May 1, 2008  | Article

Somewhat unsightly and decidedly painful, plantar warts are an annoying, persistent nuisance. But early, consistent treatment could be all it takes to eliminate this common virus.

Keywords: foot disorders   skin conditions  

Prevent Pincer Nails

November 1, 2006  | Article

This all-too-common condition is often attributable to poor filing. You may not be aware of it, but if you are an experienced nail tech it’s likely your keen eye and meticulous work have prevented clients from the pain of pincer nails.

Keywords: foot disorders   pincer nails  

The Bare Bones on Bunions

April 1, 2006  | Article

Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments, with women suffering from them at a higher rate than men. Although they don’t disappear once they form, there are ways to alleviate the pain and swelling, including surgery in some cases.

Keywords: bunions   foot disorders  
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