Exploring The Link Between Diabetes and Podiatry

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Tips For Buying Your First Pair Of Running Shoes

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If you are someone who is looking to improve your overall endurance and feel better about your body, you likely have decided to start running. This can be helpful because it allows you to work out with minimal gear. However, if you haven’t run a lot before, you might be worried about your feet and how they are going to hold up. One way to make sure that you don’t accidentally injure your feet is to get a good pair of running shoes.…

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Preparing Your Feet For Those Summer Runs

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As the weather gets nicer, you’ll be eager to get outside onto your favorite running paths. To make sure that your runs go smoothly, your feet need to be prepared. Push them too hard, and you’ll find yourself with a painful foot condition that can keep you in bed and off of your feet. Here are some ways to ensure that your feet are as ready as you are to hit the running path.…

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Choosing The Right Plantar Fasciitis Pain Relief Treatment

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Plantar fasciitis can be excruciatingly painful. But fortunately, it is possible to recover from the condition in a few months. But in the meantime, there are several treatments that may be able to provide you with pain relief. But since some of these treatments also come with side effects, make sure to weigh the pros and cons of each option. Traditional Pain Medications Traditional pain medications can help alleviate the pain caused by plantar fasciitis.…

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Three At-Home Techniques You Can Use To Reduce Heel Pain

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Heel pain from an issue such as plantar fasciitis can leave you in extreme discomfort with each step you take. Every time your heel touches the ground or the floor, you can experience a sharp and burning pain that can be detrimental to your quality of life. The best thing you can do for heel pain is to visit a podiatrist. This foot specialist will be able to diagnose the exact cause of your discomfort, provide treatments including help with stretching exercises and even help you get fitted for custom orthotic inserts that you can wear in your shoes to keep your feet comfortable.…

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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis: A Concerning Source Of Heel Pain In Runners

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Are you a runner who has developed pain on the inside of the foot and ankle, along with flattening of your arch? Chances are, you’re suffering from an injury known as posterior tibial tendonitis. This running injury may not be as common as runner’s knee or plantar fasciitis, but it definitely deserves your attention because it can get a whole lot worse if left untreated. Read on to learn more about the causes of PTT, along with your treatment options and ways to prevent the injury from recurring in the future.…

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4 Ways To Ease Your Bunions Without Surgery

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It is hard to wear your favorite pair of shoes when you have bunions. A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint at the bottom of your big toe. If this condition is making your life unbearable, then it is time to seek treatment. Here are four treatment options to consider before resorting to surgery. Protect Your Bump with Pads A gel-filled or moleskin pad protects your bunion. This pad works by minimizing the pressure from wearing your shoes.…

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Can You Treat A Bunion Without Surgery?

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A bunion is a bulge of bone that juts out from the inner line of the foot near the base of the big toe. Bunions form when the bone of the big toe pushes the largest bone in the foot (known as the first metatarsal) out away from the foot. Bunions generally run in families, but they’re more prominent in people who have arthritis and in people who wear shoes that unnaturally narrow the foot.…

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Four Signs That It's Time To Visit A Podiatrist

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When it comes to managing your health, you know that seeing a chiropractor for back pain and visiting a massage therapist for relaxation are ways to keep your body feeling good. To take ownership over the health of your feet, it’s important to include a podiatrist among your ensemble of health practitioners. Podiatrists can help your feet and ankles in numerous ways, which can drastically improve your quality of life. Not sure when you should schedule an appointment with this foot expert?…

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Why Diabetics Need Regular Podiatry Checkups

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When you or your spouse is diagnosed with diabetes you may think that you just need to focus on a healthy diet, keeping your blood sugar levels where they should be and monitoring your insulin. However, you really need to make sure that you have regular checkups with a podiatrist, a foot doctor. How does diabetes affect feet? Diabetes can affect your feet in two ways. First, it can damage the nerves in your feet.…

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Podiatrists Employ New-Age Laser Treatments And Herbal Medicines To Treat Foot Problems

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Why is there such growth in podiatry care in America?  Age statistics drive the need for foot care, and diabetes disease continues to rise all over the country. Diabetes and other medical conditions require specialized treatment to stave off surgical procedures that might cause you to lose your limbs. Revenue from podiatry care in 2012 was expected to reach an annual total of $4.7 billion. Researchers were projecting even higher revenues in 2014 as a result of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was initiated in 2010.…

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