Coronavirus Is Causing a Pandemic of Foot And Ankle Injuries
What? Coronavirus causes foot, ankle, and lower leg injuries too?
It does. But it’s not a direct result of the virus itself. Rather, people feel trapped at home and need some way to get back to their active lifestyles. Others just can’t stand being at home all the time and simply need some [...] Read More
A Quick Guide to Managing Osteoarthritis
The CDC estimates 54.4 million US adults have been told by a doctor they have at least some form of arthritis.
More than 100 kinds of arthritis exist. And osteoarthritis is the most common.
It occurs when the cartilage that cushions your joints degrades, leaving bone to rub on bone. And [...] Read More
3 Common Foot And Ankle Problems to Watch for As You Age
Ahh, aging. It has its pluses and minuses. On the plus side, you get to retire and relax.
On the minus side, you have to watch your physical health a little closer.
But if you monitor it and make your health a priority, you can avoid many problems others have to deal with.
Here’s three [...] Read More
What to do About Night Foot Cramps
It’s 2:30 AM and you don’t even know it because you’re sleeping so soundly. But then, you wake up and feel pain and spasming in your foot.
You angrily get up and walk around, annoying everyone else in the family because they know you’re up at an ungodly hour once again.
Foot cramps have [...] Read More
When Should You See a Doctor for an Ankle Sprain?
Undeterred from running by the coronavirus pandemic? As long as you pay attention to social distancing rules, knock yourself out!
But what if you sprain your ankle? You may have even less enthusiasm than normal to go see your doctor.
Some foot and ankle injuries don’t require a doctor. [...] Read More
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness but has several signs and symptoms that have been reported, including but not limited to fever, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, loss of smell and taste, muscle ache, and fatigue. However, most recently there seems to be another finding that presents in the lower [...] Read More
New Research from Duke University Shows You Can Regrow Cartilage
We’ve had a busy month here with some fascinating new research from highly credible sources.
And in this case, Duke University recently published research in ScienceAdvances which found that humans do in fact have some ability to regrow cartilage.
The implication is that new medical [...] Read More
A Simple and Effective Plan for Keeping Your Feet and Ankles Healthy in 2020
Excess weight places higher stress on your feet and ankles. And, you know how it puts you at risk for diabetes and heart disease (the leading killer of both men and women in the United States).
But eating healthy can be hard if you’re used to it. So, how do you get yourself to eat healthy [...] Read More
Why Does Your Pinky Toe Hurt?
It may be small, but your pinky toe will certainly let you know when it hurts.
And if it does hurt, why might that be?
There’s four potential things that could be going on:
1. You Broke It
Your pinky toe frequently makes pain out to be much more intense than the real problem [...] Read More
What Causes Pain in Your Pinky Toe?
It may be the smallest toe on your foot, but when it hurts, you sure notice it.
Small as it is, your pinky toe and bones leading to it are one of the most common places for foot injuries. The pinky toe can even be especially problematic for athletes.
What could possibly go wrong with your [...] Read More
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