Category: Prevention

4 Ways to Prevent Injuries While Exercising

The stress and pressure caused by the force of repetitive exercise increase the risk of injuries to the feet and ankles. Conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and ankle sprains are all very common exercise injuries, but there are some rather easy steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting injured […]

3 Exercises for Happy & Healthy Feet

Regularly exercising and stretching your feet and ankles with appropriate physical therapy exercises is an excellent and fun way to keep them healthy. Taking proactive steps for your feet will decrease the chances of sustaining an injury and will help to treat and prevent deformities like bunions and hammertoes. Some excellent foot and ankle exercises […]

6 Reasons to Contact Your Podiatrist

Podiatric problems often become more difficult to treat as they progress, and since they may also be a sign of more serious health problems like diabetes and peripheral artery disease, it is important to get the proper diagnosis and treatment to avoid the possibility of more chronic or debilitating problems. Your feet and ankles have […]

Preventing Common Winter Sports Injuries

The winter season is an exciting time for winter sport enthusiasts and each year, millions of people venture to ski slopes, mountains and skating rinks for some fun. Although these activities can be full of fun and great memories, foot injuries such as ankle sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures commonly occur. In many cases, injuries […]

Prevent Injuries with Stretching

We have all heard that stretching is important before and after exercise, but many people tend to focus on the larger muscles of the body and forget about the feet and ankles. Your feet and ankles, however, serve the essential role of supporting and balancing your body especially during athletic exercise and need proper warming […]

Sudden, Intense Toe Pain May Be a Gout Attack

In the past, gout has been called a “rich man’s disease” because a diet heavy in meat, seafood and alcoholic beverages can trigger a gout attack. However, no matter who gets hit with gout, they’re going to experience sudden and intense pain. If your blood has an unusually high level of uric acid, either because […]

10 Foot Care Tips for Patients with Diabetes

Because diabetes causes restricted blood flow to the legs and also nerve damage that reduces sensation in the feet, patients with diabetes often suffer from serious foot problems. If the diabetes is uncontrolled in extreme cases, a toe or foot may have to be amputated although these are much less common today. So it is […]

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