Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dancing Feet

Dancing Feet Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet Don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor. Being ‘light on your feet’ when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries that can stop the show, as […]

Ankle Disorders

Ankle Disorders Ankle Disorders – Key points The ankle is the most frequently injured joint in the body. Treatments include both surgical procedures and nonsurgical options. Most ankle disorders can be prevented by warming up before physical activity. Your ankle helps to balance and stabilize your body. It’s made up of bones that are supported […]

National Falls Prevention Day

National Falls Prevention Day September 22, 2016   September 22nd – The First Day of Fall The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2016—the first day of fall. The event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event is  Ready, Steady, Balance: […]

Foot Self-Examination

Foot Self-Examination What kind of shape are your feet in? According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the average person takes approximately 10,000 steps per day, which add up to more than 3 million steps per year. We carry approximately four to six times our body weight across the ankle joint when climbing […]

Myths of Older Adult Falls

Myths of Older Adult Falls Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls Myths of Older Adult Falls  Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making […]