Pack the Right Footwear for Summer Vacations

SATURDAY, June 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When packing for your summer vacation, be sure to include the right footwear, a podiatrist advises. “The type of vacation you go on will determine the type of shoe you need,” Dr. Ronald Lepow, an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s department of orthopedic surgery, in Houston,…

After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes with a history of concussions may be at increased risk for leg injuries, preliminary research suggests. The study included boys and girls who played soccer at 52 U.S. high schools. Those who’d suffered a concussion at any time in their life were 85 percent more likely…

Reduce Weight, Reduce the Arthritic Knee Pain

MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many aging Americans are both overweight and burdened by arthritis of the knees. New research shows that shedding those excess pounds can mean shedding joint pain, too. “This study adds to the evidence that weight loss is one of the few truly effective nonsurgical measures to reduce pain…

Patients on Opioids OK With Lower Doses

FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even patients who have taken high doses of opioid painkillers for long periods of time aren’t unhappy with their care when their doctor lowers their dose, new research suggests. The study included nearly 2,500 patients with chronic pain who had been on high doses of opioids for at…

Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

SUNDAY, May 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says. In 2016, more than 60,500 people were treated for basketball-related foot injuries in U.S. emergency departments, doctors’ offices and clinics. More…