Could One Hour a Day Make the Foot Pain Go Away?

More than three-quarters of Americans have suffered from foot pain, the American Podiatric Medical Association reported a few years ago. Tendonitis and plantar fasciitis are common complaints, and treatments can include stretching and splints. Patients don’t always comply with stretching regimens, however. And night splints are not “super comfortable to sleep with,” explained podiatrist Dr. Patrick DeHeer, himself a patient with posterior tibial tendonitis. “Patients are always complaining about waking up with them. I consistently woke up in the middle of the night while sleeping on my side with my knee bent. I realized the night splint wasn't doing anything, because to effectively stretch your calf muscle, you have to have the knee fully extended.” DeHeer decided to develop an alternative. He focused on addressing equinus, described by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as “a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited.” "The term equinus comes from equine. Its correlation is walking on the toes compared to a horse hoof, ” DeHeer told MD+DI.  “Studies show patients with equinus have higher incidence of foot and ankle pain,” he continued. “It has accurately been termed â€...
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this chapter is to provide a review and expert opinion supporting pharmacological treatments for insomnia in children and adolescents with chronic pain conditions.Recent FindingsInsomnia as an independent disorder is defined as dissatisfaction with sleep quantity or quality, clinically significant distress or impairment in daytime functioning, and a specific time pattern of occurrence. Independent of the pathological context, insomnia is more frequent in adolescents than in children. The impact of insomnia on pediatric patients is quite profound, especially on those affected by chron...
Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fatigue Pain Management Sleep Source Type: blogs
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Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
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Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Quality of life, Primary brain tumor, Metastatic tumor Editorial Source Type: research
Authors: Graham D, Paget SP, Wimalasundera N Abstract Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder of movement and posture which is often associated with comorbidities. While there is currently a limited range of evidence-based treatments that change the underlying pathology of cerebral palsy, there are many areas in which health care professionals can change the natural history of cerebral palsy and improve participation and quality of life for children with this condition. Early identification has become of paramount importance in the management of cerebral palsy, and it is hoped that it will allow earlier access t...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
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