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Importance of Podiatrists in Diabetic Foot Care

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Taking care of your feet is especially important if you are suffering from diabetes. As the feet form the extremities of the body, they are the first to encounter circulation problems when diabetes is mismanaged or when complications arise. When feet aren’t taken care of properly in a diabetic patient, wounds can result. Due to circulatory problems in diabetes, these wounds can take longer to heal and get infected. This is why it is essential that diabetics regularly visit podiatrists.…

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What You and Your Podiatrist Can Do to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Foot ulcers on people with diabetes are the most common cause for foot amputation. Although common, foot ulcers should never be left untreated, as the consequences could become severe. To avoid getting a foot ulcer, and thus make sure you won’t have to become a subject of amputation, there are precautions you can take. Examine your feet The easiest, and most important, thing you can do to avoid foot ulcers is to carefully examine your own feet every day.…

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Orthotic Inserts for Morton's Neuroma

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Do you have tingling and pain in the ball of your foot? You may have a Morton’s neuroma, a common swelling of a nerve in your foot which affects a range of people from tennis players to high heel lovers. Morton’s neuroma occurs when a nerve in your foot becomes thickened and scarred as a result of chronic pressure. This nerve is known as the digital nerve and runs between the metatarsals or forefoot bones.…

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Home Remedies You Can Use To Ease Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a form of heel pain that is caused when your plantar fascia becomes inflamed due to extraneous activity. This is typically an athlete’s condition but can also happen to you when climbing an incline, walking down stairs or running. Plantar fasciitis will occur when your feet experience the heel striking on the ground due to an over stride when walking, climbing or running. Another reason you may develop plantar fasciitis is if you have an inflexible Achilles heel coupled with tight calves.…

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How Runners and Athletes Can Avoid Lower Limb Injuries

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If you regularly run or jog or are very athletic and active, you may be concerned with how to protect your legs from being injured. Pulled or torn muscles and other soft tissue injuries can mean weeks of being off your feet, if not the require surgery and other such treatment. To prevent this, note a few ways that runners and athletes can avoid these injuries as much as possible, and remember to discuss these with your doctor, physical therapist, or other healthcare professional if you need more information.…

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How To Recover From A Foot Injury Caused By Olympic Lifting

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Olympic weightlifting places significant pressure on your body. Due to the tremendous mass of weight, injuries to the feet are very common, especially among amateurs. Olympic lifting is a tough sport, but strength and bravery isn’t everything. In order to succeed, you must apply intellect to the barbell and learn how to recover from injuries efficiently. Stop Training Immediately If you ever hurt your foot, don’t take any chances. Stop all physical activity immediately and apply ice to the problem area.…

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Do Kids Need Treatment For Flat Feet?

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If your child has been diagnosed as having flat feet, you may be wondering how you can fix the problem. The options open to you typically depend on your child’s age and ability to cope with this foot condition. Flat Feet and Development According to myDr, it’s not unusual for younger kids to have flat feet. Sometimes, this is a developmental issue that rights itself by the time kids are around 7 years old.…

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What Are the Different Treatment Options for Flat Feet?

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If you have flat feet, which means you have no arches underneath your feet, you might be dealing with pain and discomfort. Without arches, the soles of your feet touch the ground entirely when you’re standing or walking. Over time, this can lead to intense cramping and other sources of pain. It can also be hard on your knees and ankles. Here are some treatment and foot care options for flat feet.…

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Treating Your Tender Tendons: Preventing Achilles Tendinitis In Joggers

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It goes without saying that regular exercise is hugely important to anybody’s health, but if you want to avoid injury, you have to make sure you do it right. Achilles tendinitis is a painful and debilitating condition, very common among runners, and the root cause of it is often running with improper equipment or technique Achilles tendinitis is a painful swelling of the Achilles tendon, that may be accompanied by tearing in more severe cases.…

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How to Treat Achilles Tendon Problems

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The Achilles tendon refers to the big tendon at the back of your heel. That tendon is susceptible to a variety of problems such as Achilles tendonitis and inflammation. This article discusses some treatment options that are available to you in case you start having Achilles tendon problems. Rest One of the easiest ways to combat Achilles tendon problems such as inflammation is to rest. This allows the swelling to subside, and the tendon can begin to heal.…

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