Young Ankles Take A Beating As Spring Sports S...

  According to BostonGlobe.com, three out of four American families with school-aged children have at least one playing an organized sport. That’s a total of 45 million children throughout the United States. Being involved in a sport or physical activity reaps great rewards for children such as health (both physical and mental), learning the importance of teamwork and establishes healthy habits that can last... Read More

Lingering Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains occur when a twist in the ankle joint happens. If swelling and extreme pain occurs after the twist then a sprain to the ankle has most likely occurred. Even though ankle sprains are common, they are not always minor injuries. If your ankle does not heal appropriately it can produce Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain which is a recurring or chronic pain in the ankle. Let’s take a look at some of the... Read More

Are Bunions Hereditary?

There is an ongoing debate about whether or not shoes cause bunions or if they are hereditary. There is no “bunion gene” in the human genome, however, there is a hereditary predisposition. Bunions often develop from hypermobility which is a condition in which the ligaments are loose and thus do not hold the metatarsal in place. Another theory is that a tight Achilles tendon can lead to bunions. Stretchy... Read More

High Heeled Shoes: History of the Trend, Risks...

Why do women wear high heeled shoes?  According to Smith and Helms, the tendency to wear high heels is motivated by a general psychological mechanism that drives women to engage in cultural practices that make them desirable to men (1).  High heeled shoes make women seemingly more appealing to men by shortening the calf, shortening the stride, lengthening the leg, toning the legs and making the foot appear... Read More