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Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down

You’re sound asleep, and then, without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it’s a common, somewhat mysterious pain that happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. “They tend to happen more frequently as we age,” says sports and exercise medicine physician Kim Gladden, MD. “While they can be uncomfortable, they are rarely harmful.” Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot pain please contact us...

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What Do You Want to Know About Sprains and Strains?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries | Comments Off on What Do You Want to Know About Sprains and Strains?

Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Most sprains and strains are minor and don’t require medical attention. Sprains occur at joints and affect ligaments, which connect bone to bone. Strains affect muscles or tendons, which connect muscle to bone. They most often occur at the calf, thigh, or groin. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot and ankle pain, contact us...

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Working 4 You: Pain of high heels

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on Working 4 You: Pain of high heels

SPOKANE, Wash.  For a lot of women, high heels are a must, no matter how much our feet ache at the end of the day. Now, podiatrists say there’s a middle ground to allow the aesthetic of high heels without the long-term damage. Studies show 42% of women will wear shoes they like, even if they hurt their feet. Even more already have foot injuries and pain associated with wearing high heels. “High heels can cause stress fractures, tendonitis, all types of bone spurs and encourage bunion and hammertoe formation,” said Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, a specialist in podiatric medicine and surgery. “It happens every day that patients come into my office with these problems.” It goes beyond just our feet. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot pain please contact us today. Image courtesy of...

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You Walk Wrong

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on You Walk Wrong

Walking is easy. It’s so easy that no one ever has to teach you how to do it. It’s so easy, in fact, that we often pair it with other easy activities—talking, chewing gum—and suggest that if you can’t do both simultaneously, you’re some sort of insensate clod. So you probably think you’ve got this walking thing pretty much nailed. As you stroll around the city, worrying about the economy, or the environment, or your next month’s rent, you might assume that the one thing you don’t need to worry about is the way in which you’re strolling around the city. Well, I’m afraid I have some bad news for you: You walk wrong. Look, it’s not your fault. It’s your shoes. Shoes are bad. I don’t just mean stiletto heels, or cowboy boots, or tottering espadrilles, or any...

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What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain? Is It a Sprain, a Fracture– or Something Else?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Ankle Injuries | Comments Off on What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain? Is It a Sprain, a Fracture– or Something Else?

At its mildest, ankle pain is uncomfortable. In its most severe cases, ankle pain can be debilitating, rendering the sufferer unable to walk. Most often, ankle pain is described as a dull, persistent ache that occurs when the ankles bear weight or when they are in motion. Ankle pain can occur in anyone, regardless of age or gender. However, it’s most common in athletes and men under the age of 24. In women, ankle pain is more prevalent over the age of 30. What causes ankle pain? Often, ankle pain occurs after a fall or sports injury. However, there are numerous other causes of ankle pain. A sprain is one of the most common causes. An ankle sprain results from injury to the ligaments that connect the ankle bones. If one of the bones in the ankle is fractured,...

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