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Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults

Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
From broken bones to frostbite, you're at extra risk for foot and ankle injuries during winter. But you can protect yourself, according to a surgeon who specializes in podiatry.
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Ep. 41 – Kintec: Footwear & Orthotics COO, Mitch Dodd

Ep. 41 – Kintec: Footwear & Orthotics COO, Mitch Dodd | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Mitch Dodd is the COO of Kintec Footwear and Orthotics and he is our guest today. Over the last 16.5 years at Kintec, Mitch has managed stores, overseen IT, marketing, inventory and team development.After attending University of Western Ontario for Kinesiology, he moved to Vancouver in 2001 and started...
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How to Get Relief from Heel Pain Naturally

How to Get Relief from Heel Pain Naturally | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
How to Get Relief from Heel Pain Naturally This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Mercola. If you or someone you know is struggling with plantar fasciitis, don’t fret — there are multiple, non-surgical ways you can treat pain caused by this condition:1,2 •Getting adequate rest: an important step in eliminating plantar fasciitis-related pain is to lessen or avoid activities that cause the pain in the first place, such as athletic activities wherein your feet pound on hard surfaces (these include running or step aerobics). •Placing ice on the affected area: rolling your foot over ice or a cold water bottle for 20 minutes, three to four times a day can be effective. However, if the pain has not subsided after two to three days, adding heat to the area using a hot compress or hot packs could help. •Stretching exercises: tight muscles in your feet and calves can trigger the onset of plantar fasciitis, so make sure to follow stretching exercises that focus on your calves and plantar fascia. •Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT): a non-invasive procedure, ESWT involves high-energy shockwave impulses that stimulate healing in damaged plantar fascia tissue. In some cases, ESWT is sometimes tried before surgery is brought up, because it has minimal risk. Advertisement However, there are no consistent findings on the effectivity of ESWT, so it’s not commonly performed. Get your Free copy of The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook This free cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy! GET THE FREE COOKBOOK •Physical therapy: consult with a physical therapist who can work with you on an exercise program that concentrates on stretching both your calf muscles and plantar fascia. This physical therapy program might also involve specialized ice treatments, massage and medication to reduce inflammation around the plantar fascia. Use the Right Type of Footwear Given that plantar fasciitis affects your foot, making the right choice when it comes to footwear is a crucial step (no pun intended), as shoes that fit poorly can cause frequent foot pain. If you wear high-heeled shoes frequently, these can build pressure on your toes and trigger other foot problems.3 It is recommended that plantar fasciitis patients wear an insole that can be bought over-the-counter and cut into a quarter-size hole to surround the painful area.4 You can also use or purchase orthotic shoes,5 which are worn to support your feet and correct common foot ailments. This type of shoe may aid in decreasing rotational movements and increasing arch and overall foot support.6 Shoes that provide ample support to your feet are valuable as well, especially if they have thick soles and extra cushioning, as they lessen pain when you stand and/or walk. This is because when you take a step and your heel strikes the ground, tension is placed on your fascia, leading to the formation of microtrauma or tiny tears in the tissue. Cushioned shoes or inserts work by decreasing tension and microtrauma formation.7 Another good yet inexpensive option for potentially lessening foot pain is by using soft silicone heel pads. They work by elevating and cushioning your heel.8 Night splints are also helpful for plantar fasciitis patients, especially since most people sleep with their feet pointed down, which relaxes the plantar fascia and often leads to morning heel pain. By using a night split, you stretch your plantar fascia while sleeping.9 Advertisement Stay Away From These ‘Ideal’ Treatment Methods Unfortunately, there are treatment protocols for plantar fasciitis that may look effective in treating pain, but could actually pave the way for future disasters. Surgical procedures are an example. Around 95 percent of people with plantar fasciitis can opt for pain relief sans the surgery.10 Additionally, risks such as frequent heel pain, infection, longer healing time for wounds and delays in being able to do your normal activities are common in people who undergo surgery.11 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), despite their “ability” to eliminate inflammation (a major hallmark of plantar fasciitis12) won’t do any good for you as well. This class of medicines essentially prevent your body to synthesize prostaglandins, or hormone-like chemicals created in response to cell injury. Different studies have shown that NSAIDs can cause side effects such as an upset stomach, nausea and vomiting, heart problems, GI bleeding, kidney problems, hypertension and even death. Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a more natural remedy, try this DIY oil recipe that can be made easily at home with just 2 ingredients! Natural Method to Relieve Heel Pain An effective way to relieve heel pain is with cayenne pepper. This well-known spice is rich in capsaicin, which is a compound with natural pain-relieving properties. It also helps with muscles strain, joint pain, and lumbar pain. What You Will Need ¼ cup of olive oil 1 tbsp cayenne pepper Advertisement Instructions Put 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper into an empty bowl Then add the ¼ cup of olive oil and mix well Apply it on the aching area and let it sit for 15 minutes Rinse it off with warm water Repeat this two to three times a day until the pain is gone. MORE ABOUT PLANTAR FASCIITIS Plantar Fasciitis: Introduction What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis Causes Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Is Plantar Fasciitis Surgery Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis Prevention Plantar Fasciitis FAQ A Quick Note from Our Founder Have you been curious about the Ketogenic Diet? You're not alone! Going "Keto" has helped so many of my friends drop weight and keep it off. And it's the perfect time to try it because right now you can get a free copy of a brand new cookbook called The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook This cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy. Even stubborn belly and thigh fat won't stand a chance because your body will have NO CHOICE but to burn that fat for fuel! If you've struggled to get rid of stubborn fat, you owe it to yourself to test-drive the keto diet and see how effective it really is. 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3D-Printed Knee Braces : Safe Landing Garment

3D-Printed Knee Braces : Safe Landing Garment | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Safe Landing Garment - The conceptual ‘Safe Landing Garment’ has been designed by Hubert Chen as a revolutionary new approach to orthotics that will help to p...
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Glasgow's homeless to be given new shoes thanks to city student

Glasgow's homeless to be given new shoes thanks to city student | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
What an incredible young woman!
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ShapeCrunch Prints Enhanced Insoles For Running Shoes

ShapeCrunch Prints Enhanced Insoles For Running Shoes | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
ShapeCrunch is looking to print affordable, medically-accurate custom insoles to reduce pain and cater to the individual's precise needs.
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We Test Drove A Pair of ‘Sneaker Pumps’ For The Day

We Test Drove A Pair of ‘Sneaker Pumps’ For The Day | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Canada's #1 Fashion and Beauty Magazine...
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[WEB SITE] PolyU develops robotic arm for self-help mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients

[WEB SITE] PolyU develops robotic arm for self-help mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
  (October 31, 2018) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients. The lightweight device enables the patients to engage in intensive and effective self-help rehabilitation exercise...
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Plantiga's Instrumented Insoles Work As Force Plates for Your Sneakers

Plantiga's Instrumented Insoles Work As Force Plates for Your Sneakers | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Plantiga recently launched instrumented insoles that collect ground force data and can offer training insights.
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If You Suffer From Foot, Knee, or Hip Pain, Here Are 6 Exercises to Kill It

If You Suffer From Foot, Knee, or Hip Pain, Here Are 6 Exercises to Kill It | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Knee pain is the second largest cause of chronic pain in the United States, and millions of people are suffering from hip and foot pain on a daily basis.The hips and knees are the largest joints in the body responsible for the way we walk and stand, and pain in these areas, as well …...
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Spanish Start-Up Creates Heelless Running Shoe That Allegedly Prevents Injuries « Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities

Spanish Start-Up Creates Heelless Running Shoe That Allegedly Prevents Injuries « Oddity Central – Collecting Oddities | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Looking at the new running shoes unveiled by Spanish start-up FBR you would be forgiven for thinking it incomplete, but the missing heel in the sole is actually by design.Athletic trainer Franc Beneyto came up...
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Raspberry Pi 3 powers Kodak's new desktop Portrait 3D printer

Raspberry Pi 3 powers Kodak's new desktop Portrait 3D printer | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Kodak's first 3D printer is powered by the Raspberry Pi and costs $3,500.
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How Carrying Around Extra Weight Affects Your Feet and Ankles

How Carrying Around Extra Weight Affects Your Feet and Ankles | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
One pound of extra weight adds 10 pounds of additional pressure on your feet and ankles. So it’s not surprising that overweight people are at higher risk for these foot and ankle conditions.
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The 7 Best Walking Shoes for Flat Feet (Our Review for Both Men and Women)

The 7 Best Walking Shoes for Flat Feet (Our Review for Both Men and Women) | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
An estimated 30% of Americans have the condition called pes planus, also known as fallen arches or more commonly flat feet.
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New Intel RealSense Camera Adds Inside-Out Tracking to AR/VR Headsets, Robots, & Drones «

New Intel RealSense Camera Adds Inside-Out Tracking to AR/VR Headsets, Robots, & Drones « | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Intel's RealSense family of depth tracking cameras has a new addition with a different set of sensory capabilities. On Wednesday, the technology company unveiled the Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265, which provides six degrees of freedom (6DoF) inside-out tracking for augmented and virtual...
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Shriners Hospital offers hope and healing

Shriners Hospital offers hope and healing | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Doctors help teen injured in sledding accident to talk with new leg.
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CES 2019: The Misty II Programmable Robot Ships in April for $2400

CES 2019: The Misty II Programmable Robot Ships in April for $2400 | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Misty last year showed off Misty II, a slightly more advanced version of the original Misty robot the company debuted at CES in January 2018. The company confirmed at CES 2019 that the  "personal robot you’ve been waiting for," will ship in April for $2,400.
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How to Find Relief If Your Feet Are Getting Flatter (and Painful) as You Age –

How to Find Relief If Your Feet Are Getting Flatter (and Painful) as You Age – | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Flat feet aren't uncommon, especially as we age. Our orthopaedic surgeon explains what help is available if yours become painful.
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High Arches and How to Fix Them - Footnotes, The Foot & Ankle Blog

High Arches and How to Fix Them - Footnotes, The Foot & Ankle Blog | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
A significant segment of the population (estimates range from 8% to 15%) suffer from high arched feet, known as pes cavus, Here's what to do about it.
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Unyq enlists 3D printing to help amputees make a fashion statement

Unyq enlists 3D printing to help amputees make a fashion statement | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
The company, based in San Francisco and Seville, Spain, has carved out a niche in the 3D-printed wearables market with its strikingly designed prosthetic leg covers.
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P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe designed to reduce pain felt by the dancer

P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe designed to reduce pain felt by the dancer | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
Hadar Neeman from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem has created a customisable ballet shoe using 3D-printing technology.
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3D Printing is Entering Hospitals Worldwide

3D Printing is Entering Hospitals Worldwide | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
The portability, speed, and remarkable accuracy of 3D printing is aiding physicians and patients in hospitals throughout the world.
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FBR Creates New Running Shoes Without Heels, Claims That It Prevents Foot Injuries

The FBR heelless shoe was compared to other conventional running shoes and the results were surprising.The results were presented at many biomechanics and podiatry congress...
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Plantar Fasciitis: How The Hell Do I Get Rid of This? | Better After 50 | Health Over 50

Plantar Fasciitis: How The Hell Do I Get Rid of This? | Better After 50 | Health Over 50 | Digital Foot Universe | Scoop.it
"My left foot is killing me! -- Can you diagnose me? – Can you cure me? Can you heal my aching heel?" Plantar fasciitis has become my nightmare.
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HuMoTech Streamlines Next-Gen Prosthetic and Orthotic Device Development ·

Engineers at HuMoTech leverage software obtained through the ANSYS Startup Program to help them reach their goal of allowing patients and clinicians to test drive prosthetic and orthotic products before purchasing and fitting.
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