Facts About Gout

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Gout can be problematic on any area of the body, but is mostly known to cause extreme pain or swelling closer to the big toe. Nearly ten million Americans suffer from the condition, but it is important to understand the condition is treatable. While genetics are a prominent concern for gout, recent findings show that obesity is becoming a factor …

Relief for Chronic Pain Without Drugs?

Relieve Your Chronic Pain Without Drugs Using Quell

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Have you ever experienced non-stop pain that doesn’t seem to go away no matter what you do? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, some estimates say that as many as 100 million Americans deal with chronic pain. Several months ago, I got into a situation with my back that resulted in some seriously unbearable pain. It was a very inconvenient …

Man Faces Foot Amputation with Humor and Grace

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Joe Pleban chose humor over self-pity when deciding to amputate his left foot. He chronicled the time leading up to surgery with a photo series called “The Last Adventures of Joe’s Left Foot.”  Your first thought may be, “Why in the world would someone decide to amputate their foot?” Good question!   In some rare cases, a deformity or condition leaves a …

Foot and Ankle Stress Fractures: Rest and Recovery

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If your diagnosed with a stress fracture in your foot or ankle, rest becomes the key word to your recovery! Ignoring the pain and continuing the activity that may have caused the stress fracture in the first place can have serious consequences. You may break your bone completely! Treatment of Stress Fractures Treatment will certainly vary depending on the location …

Ankle and Foot Stress Fractures

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We hear the message “you need to reduce the stress in your life” all the time! It’s true—we do! I would also like to add you  need to reduce the “stress” in your feet and ankles as well, stress fractures that is… What is a Stress Fracture? A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone. They typically develop …

Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

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Although being diagnosed with arthritis in your foot or ankle can be a scary thing, there are a number of options to provide relief and improve your quality of life. Here are a few of the options to help you overcome arthritis… Nonsurgical Treatment There are a number of ways to treat ankle or foot arthritis non-surgically.  These include: Pain …

Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

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Are you ankles stiff? Do your feet hurt? Arthritis may be a factor. Arthritis is not uncommon in the feet or ankles. It can really affect your mobility and overall quality of life. There are three main types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. 3 Types of Arthritis Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative or “wear and …

Annie Lennox Opens Up About Foot Condition

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Foot drop or drop foot  is a condition not too many people are familiar with. However, Annie Lennox’ struggle in recent years with the condition has brought it to the forefront of many people’s minds. Lennox, former lead singer of the flamboyant British band, The Eurythmics, started writing about her ordeal with foot drop on her blog. She started to suffer from …

Raynaud's Disease

Raynaud’s Disease: What Is It?

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Ever heard of Raynaud’s disease? No? Well, you’re not alone. Few people have actually heard of it, but you may recognize its symptoms. Raynaud’s Disease is a disorder that affects the feet, hands, ears, and nose.  It causes them to feel to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. It is caused by contraction of the …

Foot Blisters

Blisters: To Pop or not To Pop!

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Yikes! Nothing hurts quite like a blister or blisters on your feet! Blisters may not be life-threatening, but they sure are a pain! It’s never fun dealing with a blister. What Exactly is a Blister? A blister is a small bubble on the skin filled with serum and can be caused by friction, burning, or other damage. Blisters can also …