Experts say perplexing studies suggesting that smoking may be protective against the development of knee osteoarthritis (OA) should not deter clinicians’ efforts to discourage smoking—even in patients who are at risk for OA.
By Barbara Boughton
Platelet-rich plasma injections. Kinesiology tape. Foam rolling. Compression garments. Blood-flow restriction training. Elite athletes have always been at the leading edge of the latest techniques believed to help speed recovery from injury, often long before they’ve been…
By Jordana Bieze Foster, Editor
Many, many stories in both LER: Pediatrics and its parent publication, Lower Extremity Review, highlight the biomechanical and physiological effects of being overweight or obese.
Metatarsalgia is a common foot disorder. The term metatarsalgia refers to a pain syndrome in the forefoot and not to a specific diagnosis. Pain is confined to the area across the plantar forefoot, including the second through fourth metatarsal heads.
By Howard Kashefsky, DPM, FACFAS
The care and prevention of skin issues may not get as much attention in orthotics as in prosthetics, but such issues can significantly affect patient outcomes. Here, lower extremity experts share the tips and tricks they use to manage dermatological challenges related to orthotic devices.
By Lori Roniger
Using specially designed insoles to deliver stochastic resonance to the plantar surface of the feet has the potential to significantly improve static balance, dynamic balance, and gait mechanics in healthy…
By Daniel Miranda, PhD; Wen-Hao Hsu, ScD; and James Niemi, MS
Hip strength asymmetry has been observed in patients with existing patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and potentially could be used to screen for at-risk individuals.
By Franklin Caldera, DO, MBA; and Christopher Plastaras, MD