Coin Collecting

by Admin on October 6, 2012

Coin collecting is a popular hobby and popular investment opportunity. There are many different collectors involved and some very big money also involved.


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Chinese Foot Binding

by Admin on July 25, 2012

Chinese foot binding is a historical practice in China in which the feet of young children were tightly bound to stop them growing. A smaller foot was considered more erotic. The practice results in substantial pain and disability. Social pressures and changing times eventually meant the practice is no longer carried out.


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Alexa Website Rankings

June 24, 2012

There are many ways to determine the traffic to a website. Alexa is a company that tracks traffic to almost all websites and ranks them based on how much traffic they get from users who have the Alexa toolbar installed. It is not the most accurate way to determine website traffic, but it is the […]

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June 12, 2012

Obesity is a significant public health burden that is increasing in incidence and is a risk factor for so many different health problems. Obesity is the main risk factor for conditions like diabetes and osteoarthritis. Both of these conditions affect the foot and obesity has direct effects on the foot via biomechanical means. Sources: Obesity […]

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Asics Running Shoes

June 8, 2012

The Asics running shoes are one of the market leaders in the running shoe sector. They make a wide range of sports shoes in addition to the running shoes. They have been responsible for a number of innovations in the running shoe industry and their shoes are always very popular with the running community. For […]

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Multiple Puncture Technique for Verruca

May 31, 2012

Verruca a due to a virus infection and a self limiting problem in that they will go away eventually. however, that can be a long time and the can be painful. For this reason most are treated and a few are resistant to treatment. A technique that is becoming popular among podiatrists to treat this […]

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May 28, 2012

“Underpronate” is the opposite of the more common problem, overpronation. Overpronation occurs when the ankle rolls inwards at the ankle joint and the arch of the foot collapses. Undepronation occurs when the ankle rolls outwards and the height of the arch increases. References:

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Toning Shoes

May 27, 2012

Toning shoes are shoe that are deliberately made as being unstable. As they are unstable, they increase the amount of effort the muscles need to put in and change the alignment of the foot and lower limb. This has the effect of giving an additional workout, it a tone up. The change in alignment may […]

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Total Contact Casting

May 27, 2012

Ulcers on the foot and amputations of the leg are a significant problem in those with diabetes. Aggressive treatment is almost always needed of minor problems to prevent them progressing to the stage that they can lead to a significant problem. One technique that is used often to treat ulcers on the diabetic foot is […]

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Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

May 25, 2012

Sinus tarsi syndrome is a cause of chronic pain following ankle sprains. The sinus tarsi is bone tunnel between two bones in the rearfoot and the ligaments in that can sometimes get strained in an ankle sprain and not get noticed initially until the swelling subsides and there is chronic pain present. Resources: […]

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