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Prevalence, impact and care of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a United Kingdom based cross-sectional survey

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The authors reported the results of a survey which used a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) population-based sample in a well-defined geographical area – to determine the prevalence of self-reported foot problems, assess their impact (based on previous qualitative work) and to identify the proportion of patients who have accessed foot care (podiatry, orthotics and/or orthopaedics) within the chosen geographical area.

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The Enemy of the Feet

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The authors aimed firstly, to identify blister incidence, localisation and severity during a multi-day ultramarathon footrace and secondly, to study risk factors and determine preventive measures used by ultramarathon runners to help reduce blister formation and severity.

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Foot Pain in Relation to Ipsilateral and Contralateral Lower Extremity Pain in a Population-Based Study

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether knee and hip pain are more prevalent with contralateral foot pain than with ipsilateral foot pain in a population-based sample of men and women.

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Increase in Bodyweight Over a Two-year Period is Associated with an Increase in Midfoot Pressure and Foot Pain

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The aims of this study were to: (i) examine if a change in bodyweight is associated with a change in plantar pressures, and to (ii) examine whether a change in bodyweight and plantar pressures are associated with a change in foot pain intensity or foot-related functional limitation over a two-year period.

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Surgical Management of the Peroneus Quartus Muscle for Bilateral Ankle Pain

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In this study, the authors presented a rare case of bilateral ankle pain with crepitation caused by the peroneus quartus (PQ) muscle.

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Categorisation of foot complaints in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from a New Zealand cohort

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This study aimed to categorise self-reported foot complaints in people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and foot symptoms.

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Hiking with Diabetes

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This review looks specifically at hiking as a beneficial activity for patients with diabetes, as compared to some of the conventional exercise programmes.

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Radiographic Assessment of Lower-Limb Discrepancy

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The main aim of this study was to validate the anteroposterior pelvis radiography (AP Rx) of load-bearing hips as a test to measure lower limb length discrepancy (LLD) and compare this with upright full-length radiography of load-bearing lower limbs.

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Foot Care Practices of Diabetic Patients in Saudi Arabia

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The authors conducted a hospital-based study for Saudi Arabian patients with diabetic foot disease to explore the knowledge and foot care practice among diabetic patients.

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Ultrasonography Comparison of Peroneus Muscle Cross-sectional Area in Subjects With or Without Lateral Ankle Sprains

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The aim of this study was to determine the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the peroneus brevis, the peroneus longus, and connective tissue; and to compare these measurements in participants with ankle sprains, and in those without ankle sprains.

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Gender-related Differences in Lower Limb Alignment, Range of Joint Motion, and the Incidence of Sports Injuries in Japanese University Athletes

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The authors measured lower limb alignment and range of joint motion in Japanese university athletes, surveyed their history of lower limb sports injuries, and investigated the presence or absence of potential gender-related differences in these athletes.

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The Effect of Age and Body Mass Index on Plantar Cutaneous Sensation in Healthy Women

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The aims of this study were twofold: to demonstrate how plantar sense is influenced in women with different body mass indices and the change in plantar sensation in healthy women according to age.

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The Role of Ankle Proprioception for Balance Control in Relation to Sports Performance and Injury

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The purpose of this review was to explore the association between ankle proprioception and balance control in a sporting context and their roles in sport performance and sport injury.

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Longitudinal Change in Foot Posture in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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The purpose of this study was to identify unique trends in the development of foot deformity using dynamic foot pressure data in children with cerebral palsy from early walking to adolescence.

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A Novel Technique to Determine Foot Contribution to Limb Length Discrepancy

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Specific structures may contribute to limb-length discrepancies (LLDs), such as differences in length or shape between the right and left femur or tibia contractures or differences in alignment at the hip, knee and ankle; or joint space narrowing at one or more specific joints of the lower extremity.

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Acquired Calcaneus Deformity Secondary to Osteomyelitis of the Distal Tibia

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The purpose of this case report was to present an unusual complication of osteomyelitis of the distal metaphysis of the tibia in a 14-year-old boy, resulting in a calcaneus deformity of the foot, which has not been previously reported.

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Stress at the Second Metatarsal Bone After Correction of Hammertoe and Claw Toe Deformity

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The goal of this study was to analyse the biomechanical behavior of the second metatarsal bone after flexor digitorum brevis tendon transfer (FDBT), flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer (FDLT), or proximal interphalangeal joint  arthrodesis (PIPJA) on the second toe to determine whether these operations relieve traction, compressive stresses, and strain at that site.

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Non-surgical Treatment of Hallux Valgus: A Current Practice Survey of Australian Podiatrists

Non-surgical Treatment of Hallux Valgus: A Current Practice Survey of Australian Podiatrists

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This survey of current practice among Australian podiatrists treating hallux valgus (HV) was conducted to determine whether there exists a non-surgical treatment consensus, and also whether the current state of practice is aligned with available clinical guidelines.

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Risk Factors and Protective Factors for Lower Extremity Running Injuries

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The aims of this article were to analyse scientific literature published in the past 20 years on the most common running injuries and to identify risk factors and potential protective factors (mainly those related to footwear).

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Structural Changes in the Lower Extremities in Boys Aged 7 to 12 Years Who Engage in Moderate Physical Activity

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The aim of this study was to analyse possible misalignments in the lower limb, taking into account variations in the Q angle when the knee is under load, the foot position (measured by the Foot Posture Index [FPI]), the corresponding valgus index and the orientation of the subtalar joint axis, in a group of children who regularly played soccer for 3 years.

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