Posts Tagged ‘Foot Injury Prevention’

Extensor Tendonitis Explained

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One of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain is tendonitis. The muscles of your leg, foot, and ankle are anchored to the bone by the tendons, which are strong, cord-like structures. Tendonitis is inflammation surrounding a tendon. You will have pain with activity and it usually goes away with rest, only to(read more)

Cold Weather Foot Chilblains Explained

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What are Chilblains? Very cold temperatures cause small blood vessels to tighten, limiting circulation towards the extremities, which are already at a disadvantage for being so far from the body’s core. Chilblains are small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. They most often affect the body’s extremities, such(read more)

10 Tips for Healthy Feet

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  10 Tips for Healthy Feet Keep your feet clean and dry. Healthy feet start with good hygiene. Thoroughly clean and scrub your feet with soap and water when you bathe. Afterward, dry them well. Fungal organisms love moisture, so depriving them of any wetness will make it more difficult for them to thrive. Examine(read more)

What is Toenail Fungal Infection?

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What is a fungal nail infection? A fungal nail infection occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail, or the skin under the nail, called the nail bed. Fungi (plural of fungus) can attack your nails through small cuts in the skin around your nail or through the opening between your nail and nail(read more)

TIPS for DIABETIC FOOT CARE

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Taking good care of your feet can prevent problems before they start! Use the following tips to reduce your risk of common foot problems and serious complications associated with them. Prevention Tip #1 Living with diabetes requires you to pay special attention to your health and your condition. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding diet, exercise(read more)

Ouch!!! Is Your Toenail Hurting? Then check this out…

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Reference Guide for an Ingrown Toenail and How to Treat It Symptoms Ingrown toenail symptoms include: • Pain and tenderness in your toe along one or both sides of the nail • Redness around your toenail • Swelling of your toe around the nail • Infection of the tissue around your toenail Causes Common ingrown(read more)

6 Great Reasons to Get Regular Pedicures

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Contrary to popular belief, pedicures are NOT just for women! They are for anyone who to take care of their feet. And once your feet are looking good and properly maintained you will feel better in general. Here are the top 6 benefits of regularly getting pedicures: 1. Early Detection of Problems Receiving a regular(read more)

Be Smart about Your Sandals…And Save Your Feet

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Today more than ever, sandals are the norm in the warm weather, and more acceptable in the workplace. Your comfort, wellness and feet go hand in hand. One important factor to consider is the health and safety of your feet to suit your active lifestyle. Our feet contain numerous bones and and joints all connected(read more)

Born to run barefoot? Some end up getting injured

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By: Alicia Chang  Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. The first time he tried it two years ago, he ran a third of a mile on grass. Within three weeks of switching over, he was clocking six miles on the(read more)

Diabetic foot ulcers can be deadly

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Perhaps the most dreaded complication arising out of diabetes is a foot wound that leads to amputation. “Even though many diabetics breathe a sigh of relief, thinking that is the end, that they have handled the problem,” said Dr. Steven D. Gross, of Perry Township’s Stark County Foot and Ankle clinic, “often it is just(read more)