Newsletter 11 February 2007

Forum Watch:

Lumbar sympathectomy for plantar hyperhidrosis (General Forum)

Effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound (General Forum)

Bringing high heels to primary school. Shame...Clarks...Shame (General Forum)

Metatarsal pads and metatarsalgia (General Forum)

T-Acid and Nail surgery (General Forum)

Exercise induced burning toes (General Forum)

Wide feet or something else? (BIomechanics Forum)

Forefoot running (BIomechanics Forum)

Football/Soccer Boots suitable for wide feet (BIomechanics Forum)

Metatarsal head pressures higher at end of marathon (BIomechanics Forum)

Pain sub 5th mpj of bare-foot karate dude (BIomechanics Forum)

Orthotic Rx for painful hallux rigidus (BIomechanics Forum)

Effect of textured foot orthotics postural stability (BIomechanics Forum)

Dalteparin to improve haemostatic function in the diabetic foot (Diabetes Forum)

Probe-to-Bone Test for Diagnosing Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis (Diabetes Forum)

Inter-space procedure in bunionectomy (Surgery Forum)

Allomatrix graft (Surgery Forum)

Plate bender (Surgery Forum)

Australasian Biomechanics Conference (Conference Reporter)

Nationwide Clinical Study - Onychomycosis (USA Forum)

HPC hearing: "not gulity of locking out husband"!! (UK Forum)

University age limit for training (UK Forum)

Question about Agenda for Change Pay Points (UK Forum)

Aus Conf social events (Australia Forum)

Victoria Public Sector Rates of Pay (Australia Forum)

Pain relief medication prescription (Australia Forum)

I want to work in New Zealand (NZ Forum)

Wot's happening in South Africa (South Africa Forum)

Why Do Surgeons Have Such Big Egos? (Break Room)

Latest Research and Articles:

Are in-shoe pressure characteristics in symptomatic idiopathic pes cavus related to the location of foot pain? Abstract (Gait & Posture)

Are joints affected by gout also affected by osteoarthritis? Abstract (Ann Rheum Dis)

Correlations between subjective treatment responses and plantar pressure parameters of metatarsal pad treatment in metatarsalgia patients: a prospective study. Full text (BMC Musculoskelet Disord)

Gait-Related Risk Factors for Exercise-Related Lower-Leg Pain during Shod Running. Abstract
(Med Sci Sports Exerc)

Long distance running increases plantar pressures beneath the metatarsal heads A barefoot walking investigation of 200 marathon runners. Abstract (Gait Posture)

Facilitation of the soleus stretch reflex induced by electrical excitation of plantar cutaneous afferents located around the heel. Abstract (Neurosci Lett)

Beneficial effects of dalteparin on haemostatic function and local tissue oxygenation in patients with diabetes, severe vascular disease and foot ulcers. Abstract (Thromb Res)

Preventing and treating lower extremity stress reactions and fractures in adults. Full text (J Athl Train)

Microchambers and Macrochambers in Heel Pads: Are They Functionally Different? Abstract (J Appl Physiol)

Effect of textured foot orthotics on static and dynamic postural stability in middle-aged females. Abstract (Gait Posture)

Probe-to-Bone Test for Diagnosing Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: Reliable or relic? Abstract (Diabetes Care)

New Drugs. More (eDrugInfo)

Foot Health Forum

Foot arch pain following spinning
Extremity foot pain
Big toe pain

Foot surgery and recovery
Bunion and hammer toe

Something in my corn
Lump on side of foot
Neuropathy after fracture?

Infected toe

Burning feet
2nd toe both feet "asleep"
Knot on bottom of big toe
Painful lump on arch