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Researchers explode the myth about running shoes, injuries

If you are healthy and plan to start running for the first time, it is perfectly all right to put on a pair of...

Discovery of foot fossil confirms 2 human ancestor species co-existed 3.4...

A team of scientists has announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia....

Mummies’ false toes helped ancient Egyptians walk

Two artificial big toes -- one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy -- may have been the world's earliest functional prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who tested replicas on volunteers. University of Manchester researc...

Lower back and foot pain associated with more severe knee osteoarthritis...

A new study found that patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee who also have pain in other joints were more likely to experience greater knee pain. Specifically, pain in the lower back as well as foot pain and elbow pain on the same side as th...

Plantar fasciitis? Stretching seems to do the trick

According to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), patients with acute plantar fasciitis who perform manual plantar fasciitis stretching exercises, as opposed to shockwave therapy, had superior results and higher patient sat...

Scientists investigate evolution of new polio virus

The virus, called enterovirus 71, is closely related to poliovirus, and was first detected in California in the 1960s. Since then the virus has spread across Asia, affecting mostly children and some adults. Serious cases of the disease can include...

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