Knee

Arthritis

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Arthritis, which literally means “joint pain,” is one of the leading causes of disability among Americans. Arthritis, including arthritis in the foot, toe, and ankle joints, can occur at any age, though certain types of arthritis may be more common in older or younger individuals. There is no cure for this health problem, though there are many treatment options available. Treating arthritis in its early stages...
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Benefits of Wide Toe Boxes for Hiking

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


Dr. Robyn and I were reminded on a recent hike of the importance of wide toe box shoes and natural toe splay for foot comfort and injury prevention. The combination of 
Correct Toes toe spacers and men's and women's wide toe box shoes is extremely helpful in preventing the foot and knee pain that plagues so many trekkers, especially on long descents, and it saved us from considerable... Read more

Footwear & Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


Knee osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is a common health problem in the United States, especially among the elderly. This health problem, notes the 
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, is one of the top five most common causes of disability in older individuals. The risk for knee osteoarthritis-related disability, states the Academy, is comparable to the likelihood of disability... Read more

Osteoarthritis: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, discusses the most common causes of foot and toe osteoarthritis. He also reviews common conventional approaches to foot osteoarthritis and compares these with more natural approaches that have proven helpful for his patient base. Conventional footwear... Read more

Runner's Knee

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Runner’s knee is a common musculoskeletal problem in runners, jumpers, skiers, cyclists, soccer players, basketball players, volleyball players, and other athletes. Runner’s knee is a general term that describes several knee-specific disorders, including chondromalacia patella, patellofemoral malalignment, and anterior knee pain syndrome. Runner’s knee is a health problem that usually...
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Runner’s Knee: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, explores the common problem known as runner's knee. Dr. Ray discusses the underlying causes of this problem and how you can adopt a preventative approach to runner's knee. Dr. Ray also explains that conventional athletic (and other) footwear is largely to blame for this painful... Read more