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Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Relief

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Heel Pain Treatment, Plantar Fasciitis, Shockwave Therapy | Comments Off on Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Relief

When you’re having heel pain, you’ll try anything to get rid of the pain. One technique that is rapidly gaining popularity today is shockwave therapy for heel pain. This therapy works on the proven theory that creating micro-trauma on a cellular level causes the blood vessels and bone cells within your body to regenerate so that they heal faster. As such, it is a safe, non-invasive way to treat many chronic conditions. What some people find funny is the paradox here that when you damage your foot, you actually heal it. The technique used here involves a series of movements that place tension on the area of your heel that’s causing the pain. Your technician then uses a shockwave hand piece transmitting shock waves to this area for four or five minutes. These shocks feel like a small baseball bat that’s hitting your heel’s tissue causing the microbleeding and bruising that aren’t too painful and thus don’t require any anti-inflammatory drugs or icing. The bruising is actually a necessary part of the repair process that takes place over the next few months. So, while the process is uncomfortable, it isn’t painful. Even the minimal amount of discomfort you feel diminishes as the treatment goes on. Therefore, there’s no reason you wouldn’t want to undergo...

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Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus: There’s New Proof it Really Works

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus, Toenail Fungus | Comments Off on Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus: There’s New Proof it Really Works

When you glance down at your feet, do you see a series of yellow and white blotches on your bare toenails? Have the edges of those nails seemingly thickened over the last few weeks? Do they have rough edges and emit a funky odor, especially when you try to clip your nails? If so, it could be onychomycosis that’s the cause of it all. It’s an unpleasant condition that has a tendency to creep up on people when they least expect it. That’s because it’s caused by a fungus that’s too small to be seen by the naked eye. So by the time it’s noticeable, damage has already been done to the nail bed and exposed nail. Many people who find themselves in such unpleasant straits try a series of home remedies at the outset. They may cut their nails down to a painful size and slather on a wide variety of creams. Although those actions may provide some relief, they can be messy, costly and ineffective in the long run. Good thing there are other ways to return one’s toenails back to normal. One of the most effective, affordable options is scheduling laser treatments designed to target toenail fungus. It’s FDA approved and has been used by podiatrists for years. In April 2014,...

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Your 10 Biggest Walking Pains, Solved

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on Your 10 Biggest Walking Pains, Solved

We all know that walking is the safest, easiest form of exercise, so why should you bother reading up on the risks? Because left ignored, an innocent foot pain or leg pain can become a chronic problem. Each year, nearly 250,000 walkers are hobbled as a result of a walking-induced pain or a nagging old exercise injury that walking has aggravated. As bothersome as the initial problem can be, the real damage is what happens next. You stop exercising,...

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Morton’s Neuroma

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Neuroma Treatment | Comments Off on Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may...

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Simple Steps That Help Diabetics Keep Their Feet Healthy

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Simple Steps That Help Diabetics Keep Their Feet Healthy

A diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, but a simple attitude adjustment can make a world of difference in how well you fare while living with the disease. When people with diabetes take proactive steps to monitor key health indicators, experts agree that it’s possible to prevent some of the most severe risks of diabetes, including lower limb amputation. People ages 20 and older who are living with diabetes account for about 60 percent of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, according to...

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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...

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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...

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