Whether you love or hate winter, many of us spend time outdoors in cold, even frigid weather. Some of us will be skiing, skating, sledding, or running. Many of us will likely be shoveling out from underneath snow and ice. If you have children, you may be outdoors watching them play or playing with them.
Arthritis is characterized by joint inflammation that causes pain and stiffness around the affected joints and surrounding tissue. In fact, there is not one but many kinds of arthritis (more than 100 diseases), of which osteoarthritis is the most common, often manifesting in the foot and ankle.
Gout may seem like one of those bygone diseases which only afflicted people before modern medical treatment (among gout’s unusual distinctions, it is one of history’s most recorded diseases). Unfortunately, that is not the case and gout still affects many people.
A foot problem may be telling you more than you know. In fact, foot problems can be vital barometers for more serious health issues which require further attention. Understanding the implicit signals of foot issues, along with the symptoms of more serious diseases, might enable you to avoid and treat threatening health conditions.
For anyone with diabetes, they probably know that proper foot care is essential to successful diabetes self-management. Failing to pay attention to feet can lead to minor issues, which can quickly become major issues if not identified and treated quickly. So giving feet their due attention on a daily basis will help diabetics stay healthy … Continue reading What to Know About Diabetic Foot Care
For many people, swollen ankle is a common condition, caused by excess fluid in the limbs. It is physically uncomfortable, and can make wearing (and finding) shoes very challenging. While this condition is often associated with pregnancy, there are many other reasons why people suffer from swollen feet.
When we think of foot pain, we tend to assume that it occurs when we are awake and using our feet to stand, walk, run, or jump. So, it may surprise you to learn that, while sleeping and off your feet, you can also suffer from foot pain. That pain is likely to interrupt your … Continue reading Foot Pain While Asleep
It may be silly to state the obvious: healthy bones are vital to a healthy body—and healthy feet. But most of us do not pay attention to that principle until we suffer a problem.
It is easy to be confused by the difference between prescriptive versus non-prescription or over-the counter orthotics, given the number of choices available to consumers. If you are suffering from foot discomfort or pain, it is no small matter to decide.
When we get home at the end of the workday, one of the first things that many of us do is take off our shoes. We might also rub the bottom of our feet to try releasing their tension and aches. But if you rub one of your feet because you are experiencing ongoing soreness … Continue reading The Stone Bruise: Metatarsalgia