For most people, getting the right shoe size involves a few steps at a retail store before walking away with a comfy new pair of shoes. However, for Jeison Orlando Rodríguez Hernandez of Venezuela, it might be a different case. Hernandez holds the Guinness World Record for biggest feet in the world, measuring 16 inches […]
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Each school year children are known to spread and contract a variety of diseases due to their constant close proximity to one another. While it is true some illnesses simply cannot be avoided, adults can teach children the importance of hygiene to aid in prevention of certain ailments. Simple methods such as washing the hands […]
Steven Finn of England will be out of the Test series against Pakistan due to a suspected stress fracture in his foot. The cricketer was ruled out of the first Test against Pakistan after complaining of soreness in his left foot while in the nets. Finn originally believed the injury to be a toenail problem […]
New business InMovement is reportedly launching new workout equipment that is designed to help fight the negative effects of the everyday desk job. One new product is the TreadMill Desk, which allows employees to walk while working on the computer. “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and […]
The feet are some of the most used and dynamic parts of the body, and due to this title they must be simultaneously strong and stable while also being flexible and malleable. To increase foot strength, short foot exercises such as arch strengthening can help contract the muscles in the feet. Various short foot exercises […]
Despite having two sprained ankles and a sprained knee, Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys was able to get through his recent Sunday games. When asked about his injuries, Witten seemed unfazed, “It’s just some bumps and bruises. Typical football stuff. I’ll be fine.” Even though the team lost quarterback Tony Romo to a broken […]
When Stefan Pressley cashed in his earnings from working at a junkyard all summer, the original plan was to purchase a new car. Instead, the high school senior bought running shoes for his cross country team. The cross country captain purchased five pairs that totaled to an amount of $540 at running specialty store Running […]
Recent research involving both humans and mice with chronic ankle instability (CAI) has discovered that those with the condition walk run and less than those without. The 40-person study tracked the steps of 20 people with CAI and 20 without. Those who had developed CAI averaged fewer steps than those without the condition. While it […]
Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys has recently undergone surgery after fracturing his 5th metatarsal. The team has given Bryant a time frame of 4 to 6 weeks to return. Typically following surgery, an athlete will undergo rehabilitation. In Bryant’s case, he will begin weight bearing 7 to 10 days after surgery. If healing is […]
A recent community-based study has showed that an increase in fat mass index (FMI) and not body mass index (BMI) is associated with both current and future foot pain. The study’s authors shared, “The clinical implications of our findings are that FMI but not BMI is associated with both prevalent and the development of foot […]