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Lower Limb Injuries In Fencing

Lower Limb Injuries in Fencing

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 21, 2018

There are various injuries of the lower extremity that can occur in the sport of fencing because of, for instance, quick ‘propulsion’ and ‘dodge’ offense/defense movements and other risk factors. 

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Pes Planus And Pes Cavus In Southern Italy: A 5 Years Study

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 21, 2018

The aim of this study was to calculate the prevalence of pes planus and pes cavus in the population of Foggie in Southern Italy, and to show significant differences due to gender or age.

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Footwear Interventions

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 16, 2018

The aims of this review were to assess the evidence for how footwear interventions can influence static and dynamic balance performance and gait in older people and to explore proposed theories for the underlying sensorimotor and mechanical mechanisms by which such changes may occur.

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Piriformis Syndrome

Managing Piriformis Syndrome

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 16, 2018

Piriformis syndrome is caused by the entrapment or compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle at the infra-piriformis canal. This is commonly felt as sciatica which can intensify with certain triggering positions.

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A Quick and Reliable Procedure for Assessing Foot Alignment in Athletes

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 07, 2018

The aims of the present study were 1) to develop standardised measurements of forefoot, rearfoot, and shank-forefoot alignments for quick and reliable use during athletes’ assessment processes and 2) to report the normative values of foot-ankle complex alignment for an athletic population.

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The Relationship Between Foot Posture Index, Ankle Equinus, Body Mass Index and Intermetatarsal Neuroma

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 02, 2018

This study investigates the association between foot type as measured by the Foot Posture Index (FPI), ankle equinus and body mass index (BMI) and the presence of intermetatarsal neuroma (IMN).

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Patellar Tendinopathy

Patellar Tendinopathy

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 30, 2018

Repetitive movements such as those found in basketball and volleyball involve the constant release and storage of energy from the patellar tendons without adequate rest. This can result in patellar tendinopathy.

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An Explorative Study on the Efficacy and Feasibility of the Use of Motivational Interviewing to Improve Footwear Adherence in Persons with Diabetes at High Risk for Foot Ulceration

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 23, 2018

The authors aimed to explore the effect of motivational interviewing on footwear adherence and to assess the feasibility of applying motivational interviewing in persons with diabetes who are at high risk for foot ulceration, and who have low adherence to wearing prescribed custom-made footwear.

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Injury Prevention In Gymnastics

Injury Prevention in Gymnastics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 23, 2018

Gymnastics requires a combination of high skills and complex maneuvers coupled with long training hours – all of which can increase a gymnast's chances of developing injuries of the lower extremity.

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A Long-Term Study of the Effect of Subtalar Arthrodesis on the Ankle and Hindfoot Joints

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 16, 2018

The authors evaluated clinical outcomes, degenerative joint changes, and ankle and hindfoot function after subtalar arthrodesis.

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Stress Fractures in Leg Length Discrepancy

Stress Fractures in Leg Length Discrepancy

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 16, 2018

Stress fractures in the lower extremity result from excessive submaximal stress that is repeatedly placed on the region; this leads to accumulation of micro-damage in the region, disrupting bone homogeneity and causing fractures.

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Foot Problems in Older Adults

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 11, 2018

Although foot problems are varied and the causes multifactorial, three major foot issues in older adults include pain, neuropathy, and deformities.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 09, 2018

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome refers to a multifactorial pathogenesis that leads to anterior knee pain, most often triggered by increased stress on the patellofemoral joint or cartilaginous lesions on the patella or distal femur.

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Foot Injuries In Rock Climbing

Foot Injuries In Rock Climbing

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 02, 2018

The presence of extreme forces and environmental hazards during rock climbing can make an individual susceptible to a number of injuries of the lower extremity. This is why it is essential to take preventative measures before undertaking competitive or recreational rock climbing.

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Diabetic Neuropathy and Gait: A Review

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 26, 2018

This review focused on kinetics, kinematics and posture during gait in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).

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Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal Coalition

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 26, 2018

Tarsal coalition refers to the fusion of two or more tarsal bones as a result of the embryonic mesenchyme failing to segment and differentiate during development. This leads to abnormal tarsal joint formation.

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The potential of ultrasonography in the evaluation of foot orthotics therapy

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 21, 2018

The purpose of this review was to find how ultrasonography (US) could be used in order to evaluate the efficacy of foot orthotics therapy in the conservative treatment of foot pathomechanics.

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Calcaneovalgus Foot

Calcaneovalgus Foot

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 19, 2018

Talipes calcaneovalgus refers to a common paediatric foot deformity which stems from the intrauterine positioning of the child’s foot. The foot appears excessively dorsiflexed with the calcaneum in valgus and the dorsum of the foot making contact with the anterior aspect of the tibia.

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Foot and ankle history and clinical examination: A guide to everyday practice

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 12, 2018

This review summarises the keys points in taking a full history and performing a systematic clinical examination for patients with foot and ankle problem.

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The Epidemiology of Marathon Running Injuries

The Epidemiology of Marathon Running Injuries

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 12, 2018

Gaining a better understanding of the epidemiology of common running injuries can help in the formulation of appropriate preventive strategies. Such strategies can minimise the incidences of injuries while helping the athlete achieve the most out of their performance.

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