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Surgery for Long Toes and Short Toes by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 27 Mar 2014 8:25am Toe deformities come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes the deformity causes no problem whatsoever, but for other patients the deformity causes embarrassment and needs correction for cosmetic purposes, or corrective surgery due to painful symptoms.   Mr Amit Amin is a Consultant Orthopaedic ... Read on »
Monkey Toes by Heather M. Posted Tue 22 Dec 2009 12:00am So, I was just doing some cleaning on my computer when I came across this pic.  It makes me laugh because I remember the group of Geneticists in the NICU being amazed by the length of Carter's toes. I also remember getting upset by it, but now I can honestly say that Yes, Carter has abnormally long toes.  You may not be able to tell from ... Read on »
The Benefits of Focusing on Flipper Toes for Pilates Reformer Footwork by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 May 2012 1:30pm Recently I focused on “Flipper Toes” with the clients in one of my Group Reformer classes and it was pretty interesting to see very experienced Pilates students with shaky legs because they were actively using their feet a little more than usual! Footwork on the Pilates Reformer is such a basic skill that it’s easy to take it for granted, ... Read on »
Did Humans Evolve to Be Long-Distance Runners? by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:00pm Thanks to the several readers who have pointed out this recent article in SEED Magazine which once again dredges up the tired argument that humans evolved to be long-distance runners. Most of you know by now that I totally disagree with that theory. I say humans evolved to be excellent slow movers (walk, jog, migrate, forage, crawl, scramble, ... Read on »
Confessions of a {Vegetarian} Long Distance Runner by LBontherun Posted Thu 20 Jan 2011 10:15am I’ve been blogging for a little while now, and although I wouldn’t consider myself a seasoned blogger yet, I figure it’s time to come clean about a few things. So without further ado, here are my confessions… I didn’t start running because I was some active, super energetic kid. Nope — I started running because I was bribed. Maybe I’ll ... Read on »
Toe Pads: It's Between You And The Floor by Selly Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 8:17pm With the plethora of pointe shoe padding on the market today, it can be as long and hard of a journey to find the right toe pads as it is to find that rumored perfect pair of pointe shoes. While there are many many different brands and styles of toe pads out there, they all generally fall in to one of the following categories: gel, foam/rubber/lamb ... Read on »
Sunday by Christina B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:40pm a tardy assignment Weekend Assignment #23: 100 years from now, your great-great-great-grandchild has been assigned to write a school report on your life and times. Help him or her by putting five things in a time capsule. The five things could include something personal or something that typifies the times we live in. One catch: It can't inc ... Read on »
Knees, Toes, and 18 Fabulous Miles! by roadrunnergirl Posted Wed 21 Nov 2012 6:00am I had a super busy weekend this past weekend with the Twilight Marathon and The Color Run ! But I'm still marathon training. And 18 miles was on the schedule. I wasn't sure how this run was going to go. I didn't get a lot of sleep Thursday night due to the Twilight marathon. And Friday night I was in New Orleans and don't sleep as well in a hotel ... Read on »
If You Have Hammer Claw and Mallet Toes Can You Do Pointe? by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 6:18pm Getting into pointe shoes may not be a dream you feel you can fulfill if you have hammer, claw, or mallet toes. Misshapen toes may or may not hurt. They may be related to arthritis, or not. These kinds of toes indicate that the toe muscles have somehow become unbalanced. A common reason is from you wearing shoes that are too tight. However, home ... Read on »
Blind Fate by Erin Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 10:03pm His Papa's first name is his middle name. He has his Papa's chin, which is my chin, too. He has his Grammy's long toes. They're my long toes, too. Sharon asked how my parents met, because without that moment, there'd be no me. There'd be no little boy with a cleft chin and long toes. My parents met on a blind date. Can you ... Read on »