WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Belly fat is usually unwelcome, but new research suggests it may actually be good for something: relief from foot pain. A small pilot study suggests that an injection of a patient’s own fat cells can help ease the often-excruciating heel pain brought onContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of people experiencing numbness, pins and needles, and burning pain in their feet and toes seems to be on the rise, new research suggests, and some of these folks may be at increased risk for heart trouble. Exactly why there hasContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you have fallen arches, you know just how debilitating they can be. Now, doctors have some new guidance on which patients with this condition — also called flat feet — would benefit most from surgery. “Roughly half of patients will need surgery,”Continue Reading

SATURDAY, Aug. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Achilles tendon injuries have skyrocketed in the United States this year, researchers report. Physicians at Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan diagnosed more Achilles ruptures during June 2021 than in all of 2020. Injuries to the body’s strongest, thickest tendon account for about 30% ofContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A treatment commonly used to tackle an often painful Achilles tendon condition doesn’t actually work, British researchers warn. At issue is “Achilles tendinopathy,” a degenerative wear-and-tear disease that affects the critical tissue linking calf muscles to the heel. Patients have sought pain reliefContinue Reading