Diabetes and Its Effect on the Feet

Diabetes and Its Effect on the Feet

The effect of diabetes on your feet Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by impaired glucose metabolism resulting in elevated glucose levels. Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans and that number is rising. An elevated blood glucose leads to damaged...

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Is Never Removing Nail Polish Unhealthy for Toenails?

Is Never Removing Nail Polish Unhealthy for Toenails?

There’s an ongoing dispute surrounding nail polish and the effects it could have when worn too long, especially on toenails. One of the most common beliefs is that toenails need to breathe in order to stay healthy. The fact of the matter is that different people will...

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Why a Bunion Can Affect Your Shoe Fit and What You Can Do

Why a Bunion Can Affect Your Shoe Fit and What You Can Do

Bunions are notoriously uncomfortable, and can interfere with normal physical activities such as walking or exercising. Although a bunion may appear to be a growth on the skin, it is actually a disorder caused from a misalignment of the bones of the feet. The most...

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Caring for Toenail Trauma

Caring for Toenail Trauma

If you’ve had a toenail injury, you know that this type of trauma can be very painful, but it can also have serious consequences. Therefore, it’s important to properly care for the injured toenail in order to prevent complications such as nail thickening (which is...

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How to Tell If You Have a Stress Fracture

How to Tell If You Have a Stress Fracture

Stress fractures are very small cracks that develop in a bone. A stress fracture is somewhat of a subtle injury, because it does not come from one particular event, but from repetitive stress over a period of time. Many basketball players, distance runners, and other...

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What Causes Heel Pain?

What Causes Heel Pain?

Felt most intensely when you place weight on the affected heel, heel pain can start as mild and build up over time. There is a large number of factors that can contribute to heel pain, so seeking the help of podiatrist to determine the cause and recommend a treatment...

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Can Over-the-Counter Orthotics Help With Flat Feet?

Can Over-the-Counter Orthotics Help With Flat Feet?

Flat feet can cause a great deal of discomfort, and while there is no instant cure for this bothersome condition, there are several non-prescription devices available that can help provide support and relief for persons suffering from flat feet. These devices are...

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Soothing Dry, Cracked Feet in Winter

Soothing Dry, Cracked Feet in Winter

The cold winter air can be very rough on your skin – especially the skin on your feet! Some of the best ways to soothe your dry, cracked feet this winter include: Brushing Your Feet. That’s right – brush them! Use a dry, natural bristled brush to gently brush your...

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Is “Barefoot” Running Safe?

Is “Barefoot” Running Safe?

You may have heard about or even seen people running barefoot outside, on sidewalks, the road or even on trails. They may have had completely bare feet, or strange looking shoes that fit glove-like around each individual toe. This phenomenon of “barefoot” running is...

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