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  • Archive for March, 2011

    Flat Feet
    Thursday, March 10th, 2011

    The controversy about flat feet continues. This article was brought to our attention by one of our members. It is a fascinating read about how we have conditioned ourselves that low or no arches is a bad thing, when in actuality it could be an advantage.

    The Malinged Flat Foot: An Advantage-Source New York Times excerpts quoted from article

    For years, the flat-footed have been warned that their lives would be plagued with pain and injury and doctors have tried using surgery and braces to correct the “deformity.” But after decades of derision, new research is showing that flat feet are perfectly functional and may even be an advantage in sports.

    But doctors say that only a fraction of flat feet cause problems and that it is hard to predict which ones will be troublesome. For adults as well as children, most orthopedists now feel that flat-footed people should not limit their activities and do not need special treatment. They should seek medical assistance only if their feet are painful.

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    Taking Care of Your Ankles
    Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

    With ski season being invigorated by February snow and spring sports coming up here are a few articles about the importance of taking care of your ankles.

    A New Twist on Ankle Sprains-source New York Times

    a brief bit on ankle care and the importance of not ignoring those slight sprains/strains that can then lead to bigger problems.

    The Ankle: The Last Frontier…-source New York Times

    this article addresses many of the above points but further down goes into some great self care strategies. it also addresses briefly the complication of ankle replacements and what might come int he future with better technology.

    Remember always check in with your reflexologist about ankle care and strengthening. Seattle is gifted with a reflexology training center that focuses on the anatomy and strengthening the foot and many of the reflexologist coming out of training in Washington know more about the structure and functions of the foot than traditional massage therapists. Ask questions and seek out information, life is too short to hobble around in pain. See our list of Professional Reflexology Practitioners in your area in the side bar!

    Take good care of your feet and they will take you far!

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