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The Correct way to Trim an Ingrown Toenail

 In a recent study physicists of the University of Nottingham in England took a closer look at the mechanical forces that act on fingernails and toenails—particularly the outward growth of the nail. Researchers have found that ingrown toenails form because of an imbalance in the forces acting on them from nail growth. Nails that grow … Continue reading The Correct way to Trim an Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenail Care

An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain and swelling. Sometimes this can become infected causing drainage and may become serious. There are many risk factors that can predispose a person to this common condition. Cutting your nails too short, participating in sports, diabetes, being … Continue reading Ingrown Toenail Care

Gout Condition Can Be Aided by Cherries

A study published in Arthritis and Rheumatology suggests that cherries can reduce flare-ups of gout.  Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by an overproduction and crystallization of uric acid, which produces episodes of severe pain and swelling in joints.  Anti-inflammatory drugs are generally proscribed to gout sufferers, but perhaps cherries and cherry extracts … Continue reading Gout Condition Can Be Aided by Cherries

What is Gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis that is unusually painful. A slight touch can send shooting pain. The most common area for gout to occur is in the metatarsal phalangeal joint of the big toe. Other areas of the body frequently affected by gout are the knees, elbows, fingers, ankles and wrists.  Gout occurs when … Continue reading What is Gout?
Shoe makers are now creating foot-shaped running shoes that follow the foot’s natural anatomic shape to allow room for the toes to stretch naturally. In the past, some hardcore runners have gone as far as removing their toenails to avoid the damage created from repetitively slamming their toes into the front of their narrow shoes. … Continue reading

Everyday Foot Care in Rainy Weather

Fall comes with unpredictable weather, such as sudden rain showers. Keeping the feet clean during wet weather is important, as continuous exposure to moisture and water can cause bacterial growth on the feet. Washing and scrubbing cracked feet can help remove dead cells. The space between toes should be cleaned regularly. Toenails should be kept … Continue reading Everyday Foot Care in Rainy Weather

Every Day Foot Care

Our feet are of great importance 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 the feet are cared for and looked after each … Continue reading Every Day Foot Care

Sport Specialization May Risk Severs Disease

Severs disease is an inflammation of the heel’s growth plate, often affecting physically active children and teenagers. The risk of Severs Disease has grown since children are attempting specialization in a single sport at younger ages. Because of this risk, it is generally advised to wait until adolescence to begin any sort of athletic specialization. … Continue reading Sport Specialization May Risk Severs Disease