Diabetics with Foot Pain find relief with Non-viral Gene Therapy

According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, diabetics suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) can relieve their pain by taking low doses of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202. VM202 contains human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene. Dr. Jack Kessler, lead author of the study and the Ken and Ruth Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology and a professor in … Read More

Yoga Stretches Can Help Prevent Running Injuries

To prevent running injuries and foot pain, runners will often invest in quality shoes and try to follow a training schedule. Injury prevention, however, also involves performing stretches. Yoga stretches such as the hero pose, kneeling tow squat, and garland pose can help reduce a runnerís risk for plantar fasciitis, one of the most common running injuries. The hero pose … Read More

Phillies Outfielder Domonic Brown confirms Tendinitis

After recently having an MRI on his left Achilles, Domonic Brown, outfielder of the Philadelphia Phillies, has been confirmed with tendinitis. Brown had been complaining of soreness in his Achilles tendon during his game against the Yankees, eventually causing the athlete to leave the field during the third inning. The team reports that Brown is a day to day case, … Read More

International Walk to School Day encourages Exercising for Children

Schools in Richmond, Virginia celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 8th by encouraging students to walk to school. To celebrate the benefits of exercise children, parents, and school teachers were invited to participate in the dayís activities, which included showing students safe walking routes to school and the importance of pedestrian safety. The promotion of physical health and … Read More

Fan Sustains Broken Ankle During Half Time Game

A halftime diversion ended in disaster for 27 year old Michael Gregson during the ďBig Ball BashĒ game. In the Big Ball Bash, spectators are divided into two teams. These teams have to work together to push a big blow-up sphere over the other teamís goal line. Gregson sustained a broken ankle after running into another competitor. Both Gregson and … Read More

Red Sox Catcher to Keep Playing in Spite of Foot Problem

David Ross, a catcher for the Boston Red Sox, currently has a sore right foot that he thinks might be caused by plantar fasciitis. However, heís decided not to get treatment for it in the hope that itíll eventually go away on its own. Ross had plantar fasciitis once before in his other foot when he used to play for … Read More

Fighter Suffers Fractured Toe During UFC Bout

Mixed martial arts fighterUriah Hall was able to defeat opponent Thiago Santos at UFC 175 in quite a painful bout. During the fight, the middleweight sustained a broken toe, hampering Hallís performance as the fight continued on. For the majority of the battle, Hall had to fight through a great deal of pain in addition to his opponent. The pain … Read More