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Swelling In Your Feet or Ankles Should Never Be Ignored

Whether it appears suddenly or has been present for a while, it could be the sign of something serious. Unless an injury occurred, most swelling doesn’t hurt. Don’t let that fool you. Some of the most common reasons for swelling of the ankles and feet are: · Veins not functioning properly · Arthritis · Heart …

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Orthotics

As Smooth As A Rolls-Royce

As smooth as a Rolls-Royce… A luxury car like a Rolls-Royce needs every part working perfectly to glide down the road effortlessly. You can’t even hear one of these on the road — they are that smooth. Our body is no different. Keeping our feet and lower extremity joints working optimally is mission critical to …

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Feet Hurt

My Feet Are Killing Me!!!!

Have you seen the new reality show on TLC called “My Feet are Killing Me?” They chronicle the story of three patients with significant foot problems as they find solutions and relief.A recent episode showed a gal with six toes who was having pain from her shoes rubbing, a gal with a severe scar on …

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Gentle Foot Care - Hammertoe

Hammertoe

When the knuckles of your toes stick upward and are more prominent, the medical term is HAMMERTOE. If a hammertoe hurts, it’s usually because the shoe rubs on the prominent knuckle. The reason to be concerned is that more problems can stem from this. Some of the complications from hammertoes are open sores, infections, stress fractures, …

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Seven Myths About Feet and Foot Conditions

Heel pain only comes from standing on hard surfaces. Heel pain can develop for many different reasons including poor shoe support, flat feet, excessive weight, and overuse. Standing all day on hard surfaces can aggravate the condition but has never been proven to be the cause. Many people who are sedentary can also develop pain …

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Gentle Foot Care Foot Pain

What’s this sharp pain?

One of the more common foot conditions occurring in the forefoot is called a Neuroma. A Neuroma is a benign mass of a nerve. The most common place a Neuroma forms in the foot is between the 3rd and 4th toes. If you have pain on the ball of your foot around the 3rd and …

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Gentle Foot Care - Broken Toe

I Think I Broke My Toe… Now What?

A simple error in judgment can cost you!One of the most common injuries to the foot is a broken toe.You know how it goes… the bedpost or chair jumps out at you and smacks into your foot.The pinky toe is the one that gets injured most.Pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising are the immediate result.So it …

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Gentle Foot Care - Corn

Soft Corns Are Very Painful

A soft corn is the buildup of skin between the toes. It’s interesting how it got its name because often this type of skin is hard. In any case, it can be quite painful. The most common place for a soft corn is the inside of the little toe. Not only is it the most …

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Gentle Foot Care - Heel Pain in Children

Heel Pain in Children

It’s different for kids… A child’s heel pain is different from heel pain in adults. Most cases of adult heel pain are due to Plantar Fasciitis. Kids don’t get this condition. A child’s heel pain is usually an inflammation of the growth plate. The growth plate in the heel is in the back of it. …

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Over The Counter or OTC Products

Who doesn’t want the quick fix… When it comes to a health concern, we all want the fastest solution at the lowest cost. This is the case whether it’s pain in the back, a toothache, or a sore heel. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually on over-the-counter (OTC) products. In the foot world, …

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