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5 Foot Care Tips When You Have Diabetes

Though it is especially important for patients with diabetes, taking good care of your feet is something we can all aspire to be better at. But due to all the potentially dangerous foot problems that can arise with inadequate treatment and prevention of cuts and infections, patients with diabetes need to be more careful than

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Peripheral Artery Disease in Your Feet

Peripheral artery disease is unfortunately a frequent circulation problem with many people that often goes undiagnosed for years and years until the symptoms have progressed. Many of the indications that you may have a problem with your overall circulatory system are first detected by subtle changes that occur in your legs, feet, and ankles. The

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How to Treat Bunions

Bunions are a very common foot abnormality that tend to develop very slowly. Some people choose to ignore the problem until the bunion has reached a more advanced stage, where the toes may even be overlapping and much harder to treat. Bunions are thought to have a hereditary component and development is exacerbated when the

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The 2 Types of Achilles Tendonitis

The stress of repetitive exercise activities encountered in sports such as tennis and basketball often cause aggravation to the Achilles tendon that can become extremely painful and debilitating. There are two types of Achilles tendonitis determined by the part of the tendon that is affected: Non-Insertional Achilles tendonitis – Non-insertional Achilles tendonitis is characterized by a

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The Causes and Treatment of Heel Spurs

A heel spur is a bony growth on your heel that is often the cause of severe pain and discomfort. Daily activities including just standing and walking can become painful and very difficult. A heel spur can form as your body’s defense mechanism to increased pressure and stress in the heel area, often by the

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What Is Morton’s Neuroma?

The feeling of walking around with a small rock in your shoe can be infuriating, especially when you see that there is no actual pebble that is causing the feeling. But this sensation is one of the primary symptoms of a condition called Morton’s Neuroma that causes a nerve to become trapped and inflamed, usually

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Arthritis and Other Age-Related Foot and Ankle Problems

The average person will walk the equivalent of four times around the planet during a lifetime, so you need to take good care of your feet as you age to provide the best foundation for an active retirement. While arthritis is one of the most common conditions that affects the feet and ankles as we

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Prevent Falls To Avoid Ankle Sprains

It’s important to raise awareness of the risk of ankle sprains and other severe injuries or even death that can occur from falls, especially in older adults. Falls are a major cause of injury in individuals over 65 years old, so knowing how to prevent falls is very beneficial to staying healthy, to say the least. Many

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Severe Hammertoes Often Need Surgery

While there are many non-invasive options available for treating the complications created by hammertoes, often a toe that is particularly badly bent out of the normal position will require a surgical procedure to straighten it when conservative measures prove to be ineffective. Hammertoes are categorized as either flexible or rigid. The type of affliction determines what

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Prevention & Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

When the edge of your toenail grows into the soft, tender skin on the side of your toe, it can be extremely painful and may possibly lead to a serious infection that can spread. One of the primary causes of ingrown toenails is cutting the nails too short and rounded. Instead, it is always best to cut

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