SLU Medical Center Named Center of Excellence for Hereditary Neuropathy
Currently there is no cure and treatment focuses on optimizing hand and foot function with assistive devices and correcting foot deformities. “Most subtypes associated with CMT genes are really rare, whereas a few account for the vast majority of CMT ...
Saint Louis University - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:33

Nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive Russian river
Her son has a club foot; her grandson has heart deformities. One of her neighbors in New Muslyumovo, with its rows of pastel yellow homes with red roofs, blames the new location for her family's health problems. Alfia Batirshina, 28, says a radon ...
The Japan Times - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:26

Two Brothers Helped Each Other Overcome the Stigma Associated With Cleft Lips
... or other minor, easily correctable deformities. A 2013 European report discovered 157 unborn babies who had cleft lips were aborted in England and Wales between 2006 and 2010. Another 250 babies were killed in abortions because they had a club foot. - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:48

Shoes Getting Tight? Why Your Feet Change Size Over Time
In addition to getting bigger, your feet can develop deformities such as bunions and hammertoes when you reach middle age, Dr. Rowland says. This can happen when tendons and ligaments in the feet that get tighter or loose depending on the area of the ...
Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog) - Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:15

How to be a sole survivor when blisters leave you feeling a bit out of step
Friction and pressure caused by repeated rubbing from badly-fitting footwear and socks, and too much moisture between the foot and sock, can cause blisters to form, and anything from wearing new shoes (or last year's summery sandals), unsuitable socks, ...
Belfast Telegraph - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:43

50 Surgeries Later: Dunnellon Teen Overcomes Deformed Back And An Inability To Eat
His two main problems today are kyphosis and scoliosis, severe spinal deformities. Complications also prevent ... Meeting the 4-foot height requirement, Daniel can drive go-carts, and he hopes to someday also get his driver's license. (Photo courtesy ...
WUFT - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:38

Foot problems? Try these tips to find comfortable shoes »
“I have many patients who are runners with hammertoes and bunions who successfully compete without any trouble. It's all a matter of individual mechanical issues,” says Dr. Ioli. If the deformities bother you, surgery to realign the bones is possible ...
Harvard Health - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:41

FDA Backs Cartiva Implant for Osteoarthritis in the MTP Joint
Osteoarthritis in the MTP joint can result from trauma, repetitive microtrauma, severe bunion deformities (hallux valgus), and recurrent hallux deformity after surgery. The Cartiva implant is a molded cylindrical device containing ... Both treatment ...
Medscape - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:26

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