weight affects your feet

Your feet are a vital part of your daily activity; they are responsible for carrying your entire body around. When you suffer from foot pain, whether temporary or chronic, everyday activities suddenly—and frustratingly—become much harder to accomplish. There are many causes for foot pain, but a common culprit is your body weight. As troublesome as…

most common causes and treatments for foot drop

I recently opened the paper on Sunday night and something in the sports section caught my eye. A star Notre Dame Football player, Jaylon Smith (soon to be playing professional football) has a drop foot. I researched more about his injury and subsequent reconstructive surgery to repair his knee. The discussion in the article was…

stubborn toenail fungus

Toenail fungus causes peeled, yellow tones, and breaking toenails. It can make one feel self-conscience, especially when wearing open toed shoes. People who suffer from toenail fungus often feel frustrated with the endless antifungal creams and ointments that just don’t seem to work. If this describes you, don’t worry; you are not alone and there…

Neuropathy: A Silent Killer

For many diabetics numbness comes on so slowly that they learn to adapt to it. It may be on such a slow gradient that they lose an appreciation for how good a foot with feeling really is, and if ignored for too long amputation becomes inevitable. So why is numbness a silent killer? Because the…

How to avoid ankle fusion or replacemet

One of the most debilitating problems is arthritis in the ankle joint. This can be caused from overuse or just getting older (wear and tear). It can also be caused by previous injuries including an old ankle fracture or repetitive ankle sprains. In both situations the cartilage that lines the joint may become damaged to…

Runner's Shoes - proper shoes can prevent injures, but orthotics can help heal

Sadly, jogging injuries are not uncommon. In fact, it’s very likely that you or someone you know has been benched due to a jogging injury, whether it be a shin splint, sprained ankle, leg or foot pain, or a stress fracture. With a little help and preparation, you can ensure you stay off the bench…

Neruopathy can stop you from simple tasks like walking, driving, or even staying balanced

It starts with some tingling in your feet, and maybe a little in your legs.  Then, the tingling turns into pain: sharp jabbing or stabbing sensations. You begin to lose coordination in your feet, and you start being more at risk of falling down. One day, paralysis may even occur. It’s frustrating, it’s frightening, but…

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