Bunion correctors have been around for many years, but do they actually work?

This question gets asked a lot in forums. Looking at the research evidence it appears that they do help a small amount and may help relive symptoms. However the amount they help is disproportional to the amount of marketing claims that get made for them.

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These are selling like “hot cakes” in podiatry clinics and being used by Podiatrists for themselves. They were originally designed by a physiotherapist based in Melbourne. The amount of arch support in them is similar to a typical prefabricated foot orthotic making them a useful adjunct to foot orthotic therapy or even an alternative to it if the lifestyle needs that they want to use this type of footwear.

You can read more about them here and buy them here.

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Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries

October 6, 2013

Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
Prevention, Survival, Rescue and Treatment
Editors: Gordon G Giesbrecht, James A Wilkerson, Andrea R Gravatt, Murray P Hamlet
Hypothermia, Frostbite & Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment, 2nd Edby Gordon Giesbrecht, Ph.D., James A. Wilkerson, M.D.Hikers, skiers, climbers, hunters, fishermen, bicyclists, and lost children-all are potentially at risk of hypothermia [...]

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100 Up Running Drill

September 9, 2013

The 100 Up is a running drill that was first used in the 1800’s as a training tool. More recently it has been rediscovered as a ‘long lost secret’ and is being advocated as a tool to improve running form and teach good running technique. This Amazon Kindle eBook as all the information on the [...]

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The Science of Footwear

December 31, 2012

The Science of Footwear
Ravindra S. Goonetilleke (editor)
Hardcover: 726 pages
Published: CRC Press; 1st edition; Date: 2012

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“… will fill the need of having a book to summarize what is happening in the footwear research field currently. … the only option to read and know what is happening out there in this field.
—Channa P. Witana, PhD, [...]

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Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon

August 1, 2012

The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon
Editors: Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
Published in 2012
More and more Podiatrists are seeing running who are Chi Running. This book will help you get up to speed on Chi running and understand it.
What the publisher says:
In Chi Marathon, Danny Dreyer, creator of the revolutionary ChiRunning [...]

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Efficacy of PRP in Regeneration of Bone and Healing of soft Tissue

May 18, 2012

Platelet Rich Plasma | Platelet Rich Plasma | Platelet Rich Plasma for plantar fasciitis | Platelet Rich Plasma for Musculoskeletal Conditions | Platelet-Rich Plasma for Achilles tendon pain

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Pose Method of Running

April 23, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Romanov’s Pose Method of Running (Dr. Romanov’s Sport Education)
Nicholas Romanov

315 pages; 2004
Dr. Romanov’s Pose Method Of Running brings his revolutionary ideas that changed the world of running to the professional athlete and amateur alike. In a very succinct and enjoyable manner, it teaches one to perform to the very [...]

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Forensic Podiatry: Principles and Methods

April 10, 2012

Forensic Podiatry: Principles and Methods

Editors: John A. DiMaggio & Wesley Vernon
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Crime Scene and Crime Laboratory
Chapter 2: Forensic Podiatry Principles and Human Identification
Chapter 3: Photographic Techniques
Chapter 4: Bare Footprint Identification
Chapter 5: Footwear Examination and Analysis
Chapter 6: Forensic Gait Analysis
Chapter 7: Identification from Podiatry Records
Chapter 8: Case Studies [...]

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Sarrafian’s Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle: Descriptive, Topographic, Functional

April 7, 2012

Sarrafian’s Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle: Descriptive, Topographic, Functional
Armen S Kelikian and Shahan Sarrafian (editors)
Hardcover: 736 pages
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Third edition (2011)
This is the classic on lower limb anatomy. It featuring original anatomical dissection photographs prepared by Shahan K. Sarrafian, MD, FACS, FAOS, ABOS. In the third edition it has been [...]

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