If you are experiencing extreme pain in your big toe that keeps you up at night and experience joint pain coming from it, it could be a sign of gout. Gout comes from needle-like crystals formed in the joints, usually around the feet and ankles, due to excess uric acid in the body. Fortunately, a […]
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Regularly stretching and exercising your joints can increase their strength and prevent joint pain later in life. Leg raises, hamstring curls, and limited range squats can help keep the blood flowing in joints, strengthen muscles around the joints, and increase your full-range motion. For a full tutorial and other exercises to help your joints, click […]
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The searing pain of plantar fasciitis is fortunately treatable and curable. If you begin experiencing symptoms such as pain from the bottom of the heel along the inner side of the foot, mild stretching and icing can help along with putting an orthotic insert into your shoe and taking anti-inflammatory medication. This can help you […]
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Studies have shown that a number of foot issues can stem from diabetes. Many diabetics suffer from Charcot neuroarthropathy, a disease that affects the bones in the ankle and feet. Untreated, this can cause a deformity that forces sufferers to walk on the outside of the afflicted foot. Fortunately, a brace called an ankle foot […]
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As we age, we lose the fat padding in our foot’s ball and insole. This is called “plantar fat pad atrophy” and it can cause foot pain and increased callouses on the bottoms of feet. There are ways to inject fat into the bottom of your feet to regain the cushion, but many find that […]
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Many who are experiencing back pain originating from poor footwear take over-the-counter medication to ease the pain. Sadly, a new report shows that acetaminophen, the main ingredient in pain relievers such as Tylenol, has little or no effect to help lower back pain and arthritis. Stretching and exercise can help improve most sufferers. For more […]
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Patients diagnosed with psoriasis that experience heavy trauma or injury to their joints could be at risk developing arthritis. Some psoriasis sufferers experience an event where lesions develop at skin sites of trauma. Doctors believe a similar phenomenon could be occurring in locations where joints are traumatized or damaged. For more on this finding, click […]
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There are ways to alleviate knee pain without using over-the-counter drugs. Icing your knee for 15-minute periods every couple hours can help with discomfort. Massage and whirlpool baths can also help it heal and let blood flow. If you don’t see any improvement over time, consult your doctor. For more tips on how to reduce […]
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High heels and comfort don’t usually go together. However, there are some heels out there can show some class without sacrificing foot comfort and foot health. Look for shoes that allow more room for your toes to prevent pinching. When you test a shoe out, make sure that it doesn’t put any undue pressure on […]
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Being kind to your feet now can make them be kinder to you in the future. Addressing foot problems directly and early can help prevent further foot pain, back pain, knee pain, and more later on. Giving your feet breathable, supportive, and comfortable shoes allows them to work at their best and prevent injury. Airing […]
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You’ve been living with a lot of pain. You’ve tried physical therapy, wearing orthotics, and maybe have undergone surgery to relieve the pain in your joints, but nothing has worked. If this sounds like you, you may want to talk to your doctor about joint replacement surgery. Read this full article to see if joint […]
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Arthritis can be painful for anyone’s joints, especially in the knees. However, research has shown that exercise can actually help with the pain when done correctly. While running can cause more arthritic pain, low-impact exercise such as swimming can help you keep your joints limb and increase endorphins without the pain. For more tips and […]
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