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January 1, 2007 | By Mary Beckman, Special to The Times
ONE thing that doesn't shrink when people get older are feet: They enlarge. More specifically, they flatten. The feet's tendons and ligaments lose some of their elasticity and don't hold the bones and joints together as tidily. When combined with other aging-related changes, the feet can encounter limits to how much use - or abuse - they can take. Dr. Steven Pribut, a podiatrist at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., estimates that some people over the age of 40 can gain half a shoe size every 10 years.
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SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers point guard Darren Collison is not going to let a sprained left big toe stop him from suiting up against the Chicago Bulls Friday night at the United Center. “Yeah, I'm playing,” Collison said at the Clippers' shoot-around Friday morning, before doing some light shooting with associate head coach Alvin Gentry. Collison was injured Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers, but has played the last two games, at Detroit and Charlotte, with varying degrees of success.
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SPORTS
March 16, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Scottsdale, Ariz. ? X-rays confirmed that Scott Downs suffered a broken bone in his left big toe Sunday night, an injury that will force the Angels reliever to open the season on the disabled list and sideline him until at least mid-April. How the veteran left-hander hurt himself is a bit of a mystery. "I was just playing around with the kids; let's keep it at that," said Downs, who has an 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. "The timing couldn't be any worse.
SPORTS
January 23, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
CHICAGO - Though Darren Collison has struggled with a left big toe sprain and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has considered resting his starting point guard, Collison still wants to play. The Clippers didn't practice Thursday, giving the 6-foot-1 Collison some time to rest his injury before Los Angeles plays the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. But after Wednesday night's game in Charlotte, N.C., and after Rivers talked about giving his point guard some time off, Collison seemed to be begging to stay on the court.
SPORTS
February 5, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The sprained big toe that Rico Hines originally thought would cost him a few days of practice and maybe one game has the starting shooting guard about to sit out his fourth consecutive game. Hines said the injury is improving, but he was still in a walking boot Friday and was not expected to play today against California at Pauley Pavilion. The new goal for the Bruins is to have him ready Wednesday for USC.
SPORTS
November 23, 1997
Wide receiver Jerry Owens of Hart High had X-rays on his left big toe Saturday, which confirmed the toe is broken. Owens was injured in the second quarter of the Indians' 42-20 victory over Torrance on Friday night in the first round of the Southern Section Division II playoffs. Doctors diagnosed a class-3 turf toe with a minor break, said Paul Sibek, Owens' stepfather. Owens will be on crutches this week, but still might play Friday night against Palmdale.
SPORTS
March 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Montreal Expo reliever John Wetteland broke his right big toe when he kicked a batting practice screen in anger Saturday and will not be able to pitch for six weeks. Wetteland, third in the National League with 37 saves last season, will not be ready by opening day. Wetteland was pitching batting practice for the first time this spring when the injury occurred. After throwing a pitch that he did not like, he stepped forward and kicked the metal-and-mesh screen that protects pitchers.
SPORTS
July 22, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
With shortstop Erick Aybar sidelined for at least several days after fouling a ball off his right big toe Saturday, the Angels called up infielder Jean Segura , their top position-playing prospect, from double-A Arkansas on Sunday. But the team will hold off on a decision about putting Aybar on the disabled list until the swelling in his toe subsides enough for doctors to get a better read on X-rays. "I've fouled a ball off my foot before, but not like this," Aybar said.
SPORTS
August 4, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels watched a few more of their dwindling opportunities slip away without too much argument Saturday night, this time in a 9-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners before 28,742 in Anaheim Stadium. Kirk McCaskill said he has seen them get away before, too many times. Too many times, in this season and others. Too many times with the Angels.
NEWS
June 18, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It takes more nail polish than any of the others and is a target for gout, ingrown nails and some fairly disgusting fungi. And it is ignored. Oh, how it is ignored. Be honest: How often do you pay any heed (much less homage) to the big toe--the digit that helps propel you to work and play? "It's the pushy guy of the group," says Dr. Don Hovancsek, chairman of the public affairs committee for the American Podiatric Medical Assn.
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Clippers point guard Darren Collison said that if resting was a realistic option, he "probably would have sat out [some] games" rather than continue to play with a painful sprain of his left big toe. But Collison is the starter because All-Star point guard Chris Paul is sidelined by a right shoulder separation, an injury that will keep him out another four weeks. And backup point guard Darius Morris is working on his second 10-day contract, which expires Saturday.
SPORTS
October 27, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Nobody wants the party to stop after two consecutive title parades, so you do what you can to keep the confetti on back order. Sometimes it means surrounding your passel of superstars with a veteran beset by questionable knees and a forward who, despite his athletic upside, just doesn't seem to get it. Miami's Greg Oden and Michael Beasley? Well, yes, but it was also the means to a championship for the 2001-02 Lakers, the last NBA team to win a third consecutive title. Those Lakers added Mitch Richmond and Samaki Walker to the core that had partied at 11th and Figueroa the previous two summers.
SPORTS
October 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee needs surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right big toe and will miss the rest of the season. Lee was put on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday morning, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com. The third-year player hurt his toe during the second half of Sunday's 19-14 win over the Carolina Panthers. He initially stayed in the game but eventually left and said later that he was "hurting the team by being out there. " Reports about the extent of Lee's injury started surfacing Tuesday, but it was the Cowboys' day off, so there were no news conferences or open locker room period.
SPORTS
July 30, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Just when Dan Haren thought his back issues were behind him . . . they're back. The veteran right-hander tweaked a muscle in the right side of his back during his last start against Tampa Bay on Friday night. The injury is not in the same area as the lower-back tightness that sent him to the disabled list on July 4, but it is expected to prevent Haren from pitching Wednesday night against the Rangers. Haren played long toss Monday and hopes to throw a light bullpen session Tuesday.
SPORTS
July 24, 2012
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday night that examinations of injured shortstop Erick Aybar (right big toe) and relief pitcher Jordan Walden (strained right biceps) by team doctor Lewis Yocum were promising. Walden, out since July 8 with a weakened pitching arm that was related to an  issue with a nerve in his neck, will undergo a strength test Friday.  If the results are satisfactory, he can begin pitching from a mound  in anticipation of being activated from the disabled list.
SPORTS
July 23, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
An X-ray Saturday revealed an inconclusive "line" on the right big toe that Erick Aybar fouled a ball off earlier in the day, and the Angels shortstop will be evaluated again Tuesday, the team announced. "He's not close to playing now," Angels Mike Scioscia said Monday after Aybar was spotted striding through the team's clubhouse in a walking boot strapped to just below his knee. "It will be determined by how he feels and if he can improve enough. Hopefully, he can avoid the disabled list.
SPORTS
October 26, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Nobody wants the party to stop after two consecutive title parades, so you do what you can to keep the confetti on back order. Sometimes it means surrounding your passel of superstars with a veteran beset by questionable knees and a forward who, despite his athletic upside, just doesn't seem to get it. Miami's Greg Oden and Michael Beasley? Well, yes, but it was also the means to a championship for the 2001-02 Lakers, the last NBA team to win a third consecutive title. Those Lakers added Mitch Richmond and Samaki Walker to the core that had partied at 11th and Figueroa the previous two summers.
HEALTH
January 11, 1999 | BARBARA J. CHUCK
When you've got a painful bunion, you might wish that you could let your fingers do the walking instead. Or throw away all your shoes. That's impractical, of course. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to prevent and treat bunions. But first, what exactly are bunions? When the big toe deviates toward the other toes, it pushes the base outward, creating a bony hump called a bunion.
SPORTS
July 22, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
With shortstop Erick Aybar sidelined for at least several days after fouling a ball off his right big toe Saturday, the Angels called up infielder Jean Segura , their top position-playing prospect, from double-A Arkansas on Sunday. But the team will hold off on a decision about putting Aybar on the disabled list until the swelling in his toe subsides enough for doctors to get a better read on X-rays. "I've fouled a ball off my foot before, but not like this," Aybar said.
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