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Tips For Avoiding Foot And Ankle Injuries When Weightlifting

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Weightlifting is a great way to improve your bone and joint health if you do it safely. However, many people can experience injuries, especially from heavier weights. Common areas of injury include the knees, lower back, and shoulders, but your feet and ankles can also suffer if you are not careful. Follow these tips to keep your feet and ankles safe as you lift weights.  1. Improve mobility. One of the best things you can do for your feet and ankles is to make sure you stay as mobile as possible. Read More»

Toe Problems? When To See A Podiatrist

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Do you have toe pain? When you do, you can visit a foot doctor at a foot treatment center to help you out. You can alleviate some of the foot and toe pain you have when you wear the proper shoes and make sure you don’t stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces that don’t have any support, but you should also seek the care of a foot doctor as well. Read More»

What Is Gout And How Is It Treated?

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If you have pain and noticeable swelling around your big toe or other joint in your foot, then you could have a common, but easily treated, condition called gout. Gout is potentially debilitating and can even lead to permanent joint or kidney damage, so you shouldn’t ignore it. Here is more information about gout, how it is treated, and how you can prevent it so that you can keep on your feet. Read More»

Why Your Heels Hurt Every Time You Wake Up

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Your feet take a beating each and every day. Think about how much you walk, run, play a sport, or just move from your couch to the kitchen. All of those steps each day can really add up. Now think about how the shoes you are squishing your feet into and how much work they are getting every day. It ends up being quite a bit of work for your feet, so at some point you are going to end up with a problem with your feet. Read More»

Total Ankle Replacement Surgery: Common Faqs

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The ankle is one of the most used joints of the entire body, and the articular surfaces of the ankle can break down and need to be replaced with a total ankle replacement. If you are facing ankle replacement surgery, you will likely have some concerns. Here is a look at some of the things you should know about ankle replacement before the surgery takes place.  How successful is ankle replacement surgery? Read More»

What Types Of Orthotics Do Podiatrists Commonly Prescribe?

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Many people have problems with their feet which makes standing, walking and running very difficult. Among these problems are heel spurs, hammer toes and being unbalanced because one leg is longer than the other. However, by wearing specially made orthotics these problems can be resolved. These are the three different types of orthotics that may be commonly prescribed by your podiatrist to help correct these issues. Soft Orthotics Soft orthotics are used to provide comfort and support to feet that are very sore and painful. Read More»

3 Management Strategies For Ankle Arthritis

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How ankle arthritis is managed will depend on the progression of the disease and how much it interferes with daily activities. In the early stages of ankle arthritis, self-care might be enough to manage pain and keep moving. Change Your Footwear Wearing different shoes and other supportive devices can help reduce the pain associated with arthritis. When possible, choose high-top sneakers since they will provide more ankle support and help stabilize your ankle. Read More»