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6 Advantages Of Custom Foot Orthotics

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If you are one of the many people who suffers from foot pain, you may have difficulty completing daily activities. Even walking to your mailbox can be challenging. Whether your foot pain is due to arthritis or high arches, you do not have to live with the discomfort forever. You have the option of getting custom foot orthotics.  Here are some of the advantages of custom foot orthotics. Alleviate Pain…

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Heel Pain Diagnoses And Treatments

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Sore heels can occur along the back of the foot, underneath the heel area, or within the heel bone. Overuse of muscles, poor posture, and weight gain could contribute to heel issues. A medical exam will determine where the pain is stemming from and will determine how a podiatrist will treat the condition. Some Common Heel Problems Inflamed tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes is referred to as plantar fasciitis.…

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3 Treatments For Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a problem that you can have with your feet. It’s caused by irritation to the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your heels all the way to your toes. As those bands of tissue get irritated, they swell up and they get tight. That can cause you to have a lot pain, especially if you have been idle for a while, such as first thing in the morning, because your feet have been in the same position for a long time.…

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Possible Reasons Your Ankle Hurts When You Run and Treatments That Might Help

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When you push yourself too hard when training for a race or when you start running again after a period of being sedentary, you’re at a higher risk of injuring your ankles. Ankle pain is a common problem among runners, and it can often be prevented by building up your training sessions gradually so your ankles are not stressed with repetitive motion. Here are some ankle injuries that might happen and some treatments that could help.…

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How Can You Soothe A Sore Hammertoe At The End Of A Long Day?

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Having your hammertoe surgically repaired can be a painful and involved process. For this reason, podiatrists don’t usually recommend hammertoe surgery unless the condition severely impacts your ability to walk and function. Still, even with mild to moderate hammertoe, there are bound to be days when you come home and your toe is sore. Here are some ways to help alleviate that soreness after a long day of work. An Ice Bath…

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3 Ways To Prevent Ingrown Toenailis

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You likely don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your feet but an ingrown toenail can change that overnight. Ingrown toenails can be a real nuisance that distracts you throughout your workday or other endeavors. If you believe you have a toenail that has become ingrown, you’ll want to see a podiatrist for assistance. But here are three tips to keep in mind so that appointment will never have to happen.…

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3 Reasons to Visit a Podiatrist

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A podiatrist is one of the most useful types of healthcare professionals you can visit, mostly because he or she will be able to diagnose and treat a wide array of issues and illnesses. A podiatrist is a doctor whose primary focus is going to be on your feet, toes, legs, and all of the associated joints. Listed below are just a few of the many reasons to visit a podiatrist.…

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Obesity As A Cause Of Heel Pain

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If you are overweight and experience heel pain, obesity may be a contributing factor. Depending on the tendons involved, the pain can be severe and eventually become chronic. Because the impact on your feet is more than what you weigh, being overweight adds more pounds of force (stress) with each step you take when you walk. Consequently, it helps to know what kinds of heel problems your weight can cause.…

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Common Symptoms And Treatments For Plantar Fasciitis

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Keeping your feet in good condition is essential to getting you where you need to go. However, foot ailments may appear from time to time, and when these do, you should be aware of the condition you have. Knowing the common symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis  and the available treatments is sure to be helpful to you when dealing with this medical condition Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis Being aware of what to expect when dealing with this foot issue is ideal and listed below are some symptoms of it:…

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Your Child's Feet And Basketball: What You Should Know

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When your child begins to show an interest in playing sports, namely basketball, you may find yourself both happy for them and concerned at the same time. After all, with any competitive form of athletics, there are potential health and injury risks. One of the parts of the body that can be most affected by participation in basketball is the feet. However, before you rush off to the sports medicine clinic in search of a podiatrist for your child athlete, get to know more about how to protect your child’s feet as they begin to compete in basketball.…

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