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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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What Can I Do To Avoid Nail Fungus Infections?

Toenail fungus can cause a smelly and yellowish infection under your toenails that will eventually lead to the complete removal of the nail if treatment isn’t started before the infection gets out of control. Fungi thrive in warm, wet environments, which is why they love your warm, sweaty feet. Interestingly, the same fungi that cause

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Different Types of Foot and Ankle Fractures

Our feet and ankles absorb a tremendous quantity of pressure and stress every day, which is why fractures of the feet and ankles are among the most common injuries treated by foot specialists.   Fractures are usually categorized as stress fractures or acute fractures   Stress fractures Stress fractures occur from repeated trauma on the

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The Woe of Stubbing Your Toe

Stubbing your toe usually hurts intensely at the moment of injury because your toes have limited fat deposits to take the impact. Also, since there are more nerve endings in your toes that send pain signals to the brain, even a minor injury can feel quite painful. When the initial shock of stubbing your toe

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How Custom Orthotic Inserts Help Your Feet

For optimum foot health, you should always use the proper footwear, stretch before exercise, and perform regular foot inspections and cleanings. Additionally, the use of custom orthotic inserts and stabilization devices can provide excellent foot and ankle support and treat any abnormalities in foot structure that are often the cause of many foot and ankle

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3 tips for preventing foot pain

Our feet are the foundation to our bodies. They keep us standing and moving throughout the day. However, when they begin to ache, you will feel it from head to toe–literally. A lot of the foot problems we experience are related to flexibility. If your muscles are really right, they’re not working properly and will

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Watch Out for Foot Cancer

Skin cancer is often associated with sun exposure, but it can still affect parts of your body that don’t normally get a lot of sun, particularly when it comes to your feet.  Always take the same measures you would with other exposed skin including applying sunscreen to your feet when you go barefoot or wear

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What Is an Avulsion Fracture?

There are several types of fractures that can affect the feet and ankles, and an avulsion fracture is one such condition that more frequently affects younger athletes. This fracture is characterized by the fact that a small piece of bone tears away with an injured ligament, often striking the elbows, hips, and ankles. The bones

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