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Cosmetic Toe Lengthening: Brachymetatarsia Surgery

As a Manhattan foot surgeon, one of the most rewarding surgeries I perform are cosmetic toe lengthenings. A short toe often causes tremendous psychological embarrassment for people, and fixing this makes a dramatic change in someones life.<p><b>What is it:</b> A majority of people with short toes have a …

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How Can I Beat Sore Feet on Longer Runs?

It could be an issue with shoes or foot strength.<p><i>I'm 50 years old, 6'1”, and 265 pounds. I run, swim, and resistance-train as a part of my overall fitness regimen. My most frequent distance is three miles. Occasionally, I'll go 4.5 to five miles. After mile four, my Achilles and feet get sore. It’s</i> …

What Are 'Flat Feet'? (BLOG)

How do flat feet affect your body and health? Read here...<p>Flat feet (sometimes referred to as "fallen arches") are not difficult to spot. It is a …

Tips for Soothing Swollen Feet and Legs During Pregnancy

Swollen, achy feet and legs are a common symptom during pregnancy and the early days of postpartum recovery. During pregnancy, your body produces …

After pregnancy, some women's feet stay bigger

Pregnancy may increase a woman's foot size, a change that appears to be permanent, according to a new study.<p>Researchers measured the arch height and foot length of 49 women during their pregnancy and five months after they had given birth. On average, the women's arch height decreased, and in turn, …

Some 100 Species of Fungus Live on Our Feet

First-ever fungal "map" identifies the body's "hot spots."<p><b>There's a fungus among us</b><b>—a hundred different species in fact—and nearly all take up residence on our feet, according to a study that appears in the journal Nature this week.</b><p>Only a few fungi species were found on other body parts known to …

Common Running Foot Injuries and Issues

Runners put their feet through a lot, so it's no surprise that they end up with foot-related problems. Problems that develop that aren't due to …

Feet Have More Diverse Fungus Than Elsewhere On Body, Study Finds

<b>By Sophie Bushwick (Click here for the original article and podcast)</b><p>Do fungi have a foot fetish? When researchers mapped the fungal species living on the surface of the human body, they found the skin on the feet harbors the most diverse fungal community. The work is in the journal <i>Nature</i>. [Keisha …

Scientists find more than 100 types of fungi living on our feet

It's time to face the fungal foot facts: On average, each one of us is currently walking around with 100 types of fungi living on the soles of our feet, in between our toes, and on our toenails, according to a new study.<p>It may sound gross, but that fungal diversity doesn't have to be a bad thing -- …

Do Your Feet Stink? Then These Scented Melissa x J. Crew Sandals Are For You

It happens to the best of us–our feet get a little sweaty (and a little smelly) once the weather starts to warm up. If you’re worried about your dogs …

Women with big feet are beautiful, at least to the Karo Batak in Indonesia

Cinderella's tiny feet proved the glass slipper was hers and not her big-hoofed ugly stepsisters. Paris Hilton's size 11 feet, meanwhile, have been called huge, ugly, even "terrifying." In other words, we are most definitely a culture that prefers tiny-footed ladies, and cross-cultural studies have …

You Probably Know Someone With Ape-Like Feet

And no, this doesn't explain why some people's toes are more hairy than others.<p>Rather, the study, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, examines feet flexibility.<p>While most humans have a rigid mid-foot, primates don't, making it easy for the animals to climb trees.<p>Yet it turns …

Do you have chimp feet?

"You may be walking around on chimp-like feet without knowing it," says the New Scientist. "At least one in 13 of us has feet that are specially adapted for climbing trees. Textbooks will tell you that the human foot is rigid, which allows more efficient walking. Other apes, in contrast, have …

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Do You Have Chimpanzee Feet?

8% of people have midfoot flexion similar to other primates' feet.<p>About 8% of people tested by Boston University researchers had midfoot flexibility of the sort that apes use to climb trees, according to a study published in the <i>American Journal of Physical Anthropolgy</i>.<p>As <i>New Scientist</i> reports, the …