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2020

Treating A Metatarsal Stress Fracture

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When you participate in a sport such as running, which has you on your feet hour after hour, it is not unusual for metatarsal stress fractures to occur. These small fractures in the metatarsal bones, which run along the top of your foot, generally heal without any complications. But you do need to put the time and effort into properly treating this injury and allowing it to heal. Here’s how to do that.…

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Ingrown Toenail? Treatments That Can Help

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Ingrown toenails occur when the side of the nail grows in towards the skin next to the toe or curls in towards the nail bed, rather than up. If you have an ingrown toenail, you’ll often know it because of the distinct pain in the side of the toe where the toenail is growing in. Proper treatment of an ingrown toenail is important, as leaving it to grow the way that it is can not only be painful, it can be the cause for a number of other issues such as a change in your gait or a hindrance from activities.…

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Bunion Surgery: Your Path Towards Freedom

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Imagine being able to walk without pain. If you have bunions, this might seem like a far-off dream — one you’ve long assumed you’d never be able to live again. However, with surgery, it can be your reality. For many, bunion surgery is a path towards freedom, in spite of the pain and discomfort experienced during the recovery period. Here’s a closer look at the freedoms you’ll experience if you choose to go through with the surgery.…

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Signs That Mean You Need To See A Podiatrist

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Most everyone suffers from minor foot pain or gets an occasional blister every once in a while. These minor problems typically resolve themselves on their own without any treatment. Sometimes, however, more serious signs and symptoms necessitate the expertise of a foot specialist. Here are some signs that you may need to see a podiatrist as soon as possible.  Foot Swelling If you develop foot or ankle swelling, also known as edema, see your foot specialist right away.…

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How Cosmetic Toe Surgeries Can Relieve Pain From Other Foot Problems

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While cosmetic toe surgeries can be used to achieve an aesthetic result for patients, they also provide health benefits. Toe surgeries can help people with conditions like brachymetatarsia and people prone to corns and hammertoes. Read on to learn more about toe lengthening and shortening and how these procedures can help relieve pain. Toe Lengthening for People with Brachymetatarsia Brachymetatarsia is a condition that causes growth disturbances in the bones of the foot, thus causing short toes.…

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Preventing And Treating Athlete's Foot

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Athlete’s foot is a common form of fungal infection that is typically seen between the toes. In addition to minimizing the chance of infection and avoiding cross-contamination, treating the infection promptly can prevent significant irritation. Reduce Moisture Fungus thrives in moist environments, so having moist feet, especially between the toes, can make you susceptible to developing athlete’s foot. The two major issues with foot moisture come from not drying your feet properly after bathing and sweaty feet.…

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These Habits Might Be Irritating Your Plantar Fascia

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Plantar fasciitis can be really hard to shake once it sets in. That nagging pain and pulling sensation from your heel to your arch can make it tough to walk around, let along run or exercise. So many patients partially recover with rest, but then their plantar fasciitis comes back. If you’ve had this experience, you need to carefully look at your habits and lifestyle and determine what you’re doing to irritate your foot.…

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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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