Dave Rice

Here's Why You Should See A Podiatrist For Your Chronic Heel Pain

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Are you tired of walking around with chronic heel pain? Your family doctor might be able to help some, but you should consider seeing an experienced podiatrist instead. Here is why: Rely on Specialty Treatments Unlike a general practitioner like your family doctor, podiatrists focus their training on foot problems. They don’t spend time learning about things like heart disease and high blood pressure like your regular doctor does, and instead they focus all of their time and attention on nail, foot, and ankle ailments.…

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Tips For Treating Foot Wounds

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A wound to your foot can be very painful as your sock and shoe may put pressure on it in addition to the strain of supporting the weight of your body. If you are wanting to allow your wound to heal as quickly as possible, here are some basic wound care tips that may prove useful to you. Regularly Clean The Wound Your feet can be particularly prone to becoming dirty, and your wound can easily come into contact with dirt, sweat, and other substances.…

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Broken Toe Info

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If you break a toe, then you will be in a lot of pain. Toes are extremely easy to break for a lot of reasons. First, the toes are the first things out there when you go to take a step, and this means they are going to be the first part to hit something that you don’t realize is in your way. Also, the toes are smaller than most of your other body parts, and this means the bones are also smaller, making them easier for you to break than other bones like your arm or leg bones.…

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5 Tips For Getting Relief From Achilles Tendon Pain

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If you are an active person, such as if you are a runner, you might have found that you are dealing with pain in your Achilles tendon. If this is the case, you could be wondering if it’s possible for you to get some relief. These are five tips that you can try if you would like to get some relief from this pain. 1. Wear an Ankle Brace First of all, if you haven’t already tried one, you may want to think about trying an ankle brace.…

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How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails

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Ingrown toenails can be painful. The sides of the nail embed themselves into the meat of your toe, which can cause bacterial infections if you aren’t careful. The infections can make simply walking around a pain for you. There are things you can do to prevent ingrown toenails. See below for some helpful tips: Wear Proper Fitting Shoes Shoes that are ill-fitting such as too tight or even too tall can cause ingrown toenails.…

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Understanding Ankle Sprains

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Ankle sprains are a serious injury, even when they are minor. Whether you just roll the ankle a little bit or fully twist it, it can be one of the most painful injuries you’ll experience. Despite how painful they can be, many people don’t take these injuries seriously, so they don’t get the care and treatment that they should. Left untreated, ankle sprains can actually lead to future joint problems and an increased chance of re-injuring yourself.…

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Tips For Choosing Shoes That Relieve And Prevent Foot Pain

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Many foot problems are caused by wearing shoes that don’t fit well or that don’t support your feet. You may not realize how important it is to wear proper shoes to prevent pain in your feet and back. A foot specialist, or podiatrist, can help you select the right kind of shoes for the shape and size of your feet. If you have problems with chronic foot pain, it is worth having your shoes fitted or even custom made.…

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Heel Pain After Wearing Ski Boots? Don't Let A Pain In The Heel Keep You Down

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Whether you are an avid skier for pleasure or you work on the slopes as a ski instructor or ski patrol, one thing that can make you miserable on the slopes is painful heels. Here’s what you need to know if wearing ski boots causes you to have pain in your heels and what you can do to prevent pain in the future: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heal pain …

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How To Care For Your Feet As A Diabetic

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If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s necessary to take proper care of your feet. Some diabetic patients don’t realize that ignoring certain symptoms and not taking care of their health could cause a number of problems for their feet, including swelling, ulcers, and nerve damage. If you experience nerve damage in your feet, you may no longer feel anything, which could make it difficult for you to walk or move around at all.…

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Questions And Answers Concerning Bunions

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Issues with your feet can be among the most painful and disruptive problems that you might encounter. Bunions can be a common type of problem, and while it is possible to treat this condition with a surgery, patients that are uninformed about this issue may have reservations about seeing treatment or they may be unaware of the steps they can use to minimize the risk of getting bunions in the future.…

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