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FAQs About Total Ankle Replacement For Arthritic Patients

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If your arthritis has gotten so bad that the cartilage between your talus (ankle) and shin bones has been destroyed, your podiatrist may recommend a total ankle replacement surgery or ankle arthroplasty. During this procedure, a doctor would replace the cartilage in your ankle with metal bearings that firmly attach to the bones. Read on to learn more answers to questions you may have about this procedure. How Does this Surgery Help Your Arthritis?…

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Prompt Medical Treatment For Diabetic Foot Wounds Is Important For Preventing Infections And Amputation

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If you have diabetes, you probably know the medical condition can affect your feet. You may even have neuropathy already and notice a reduction in sensation in your feet along with a decrease in circulation. These foot complications of diabetes create an ideal setting for foot ulcers, infections, and wounds that are slow to heal. Foot wounds are a serious threat when you have diabetes, since a wound can lead to amputation, so you should seek prompt treatment when you notice a foot injury.…

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What to Do About Sudden Heel Pain

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Have you started to suddenly feel a lot of heel pain whenever you stand up or walk around? You might have originally believed that the heel pain was caused by a pair of shoes that you were wearing. However, if you switched to more comfortable shoes and are still experiencing the same level of discomfort, you could have something going on with your heel that you are not aware of yet.…

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