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Possible Link between Vitamin D and Arthritis Development

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According to a study conducted by the University of Saskatchewan, there may be a possible link between vitamin D levels and the risk of developing juvenile arthritis. Vitamin D “has been recognized as important for preventing bone disease and in the function of immune and inflammatory systems,” according to Alan Rosenberg, professor of pediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan. Arthritis …

Arthritic Foot Care

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During your lifetime, you will probably walk about 75,000 miles, which is quite a lot of stress to put on your feet. As you get older, the 26 bones and 30 joints in your body will lose flexibility and elasticity.Your foot’s natural shock absorbers will wear down as well. Having arthritis added to this mix only makes matters worse. Your …

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April was National Foot Health Awareness Month

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April was the month deemed National Foot Health Awareness, with the American Podiatric Medical Association offering some tips for everyone about taking care of their feet. Heel pain is one of the most common ailments of the feet, and the APMA suggests “wearing shoes with shock-absorbent soles, rigid shanks and supportive heel counters.” Proper shoe fitting is important in ensuring …

Every Day Foot Care

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Our feet are important in our everyday lives. The problem is that we tend to neglect them. When this becomes a habit, it can cause significant trouble. Ignoring foot problems can mean pain, limited mobility, and expensive doctor’s visits. On the other hand, if feet are cared for and looked after regularly, they will perform without pain or complication. Routine …

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What to Look for in the Right Footwear

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When finding the right running shoes, it’s important to remember that everyone’s feet are different. Because everyone’s feet can vary, so can their running styles, or pronation. A well-fitted running shoe should feel snug but not tight in the heel area, have room between your toes to the top of your shoes, and you should be able to move “your …

Proper Shoe Fitting

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When it comes to maintaining foot health, wearing properly-fitting shoes is important. While wearing the appropriate pair of shoes may seem like a trivial concern, the reality is that improperly fitted shoes cause an astounding amount of injuries to the feet. The overall structure and the biomechanics of our bodies are directly affected by our posture, gait, and feet. Because …

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Hyperhidrosis, the Excessive Sweating Disorder

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Hyperhidrosis is a condition that “currently affects an estimated 7.8 million individuals in the United States,” and is often treated with topical agents. Many patients resort to using antiperspirant, but systemic treatment is recommended for patients suffering from generalized hyperhidrosis. Alternative treatment for hyperhidrosis involves destroying the ecrrine sweat glands, which would stop sweating altogether. If you are suffering from …

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

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Hyperhidrosis of the feet, also termed plantar hyperhidrosis, is characterized by excessive sweating of the feet that is can be onset by any cause, such as exercise, fever, or anxiety. Most people suffering from hyperhidrosis of the feet also experience hyperhidrosis of the hands, or palmar hyperhidrosis. Approximately 1-2% of Americans suffer from this disorder. Sweating is a healthy process …

Foot Surgery

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In most cases, foot surgery is often chosen as the last-available option for conditions that have otherwise been unsuccessfully treated. Surgery may be necessary for several reasons, including the removal of foot deformities (e.g. bone spurs or bunions), arthritis problems, reconstruction due to injury, and congenital malformations (e.g. club foot or flat feet). Regardless of one’s age, foot surgery may …