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  • Your Feet And What Ails Them

    Your Feet And What Ails Them

    Ingrown toenails typically occur on the big toe, where the nail is cut short near the tip of the toe. This is then aggravated by placing your ailing toe into a shoe with a too tight toe box which, in turn, causes your toes to be pressed together and creates an abnormal amount of pressure on the nail. The constant pressure results in inflammation and pain.

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  • Your Feet And What Ails Them

    Your Feet And What Ails Them

    Ingrown toenails typically occur on the big toe, where the nail is cut short near the tip of the toe. This is then aggravated by placing your ailing toe into a shoe with a too tight toe box which, in turn, causes your toes to be pressed together and creates an abnormal amount of pressure on the nail. The constant pressure results in inflammation and pain.

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  • Your Feet And What Ails Them

    Your Feet And What Ails Them

    Ingrown toenails typically occur on the big toe, where the nail is cut short near the tip of the toe. This is then aggravated by placing your ailing toe into a shoe with a too tight toe box which, in turn, causes your toes to be pressed together and creates an abnormal amount of pressure on the nail. The constant pressure results in inflammation and pain.

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  • 5 Tips to Prevent Common Track & Field Injuries

    5 Tips to Prevent Common Track & Field Injuries

    Proper rest is vital to any athlete’s physical conditioning. Athletes should schedule out at least one day of rest each week to fully recover from the previous week’s rigorous practice and competition.

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  • Don’t Let Frown Lines Get You Down!

    Don’t Let Frown Lines Get You Down!

    Regardless of what you opt to call those pesky lines and grooves that appear between your eyebrows, if you’ve got them you probably loathe them. Why? Because they can make you look weary. Or angry. Or like someone who needs to constantly be asked, “What’s wrong” ALL. THE. TIME.

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  • Running Shoes and Your Feet

    Running Shoes and Your Feet

    The first thing to look at is your foot type and your gait pattern. A good running store will be able to make recommendations based on your running patterns. They will watch you run or walk to determine the proper type of running shoe for you.

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  • Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

    Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

    This heat and humidity - which, often times, extends well into the spring and fall months, as well - is virtually inescapable. This, in turn, winds up leading to all sorts of heat-related issues for pretty much anyone who spends time outside engaged in physical activity (be it playing sports, gardening, or spending the day at the local Farmers Market), ranging from mild ailments such as cramping, to life-threatening events like heat stroke.

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  • Microsurgery

    Microsurgery

    What does this mean for patients? Well, first and foremost, it means that injuries that couldn’t have been repaired previously – before the technology was available – probably wouldn’t have been routinely successful. Microsurgical techniques allow surgeons to do things like reattach fingers that have been amputated, or to transplant sections of tissue (muscle, bone, etc.) from one area of the body to another. All of this culminates into the surgeons’ ability to (re)attach blood vessels and nerves, allowing the transplanted tissue to thrive in its new location AND so that the feeling (sensation) of the tissue can be maintained.

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  • What Sport Is Hardest on Your Feet?

    What Sport Is Hardest on Your Feet?

    Exercise is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It boosts moods, aids in weight management, and helps the immune system function at an optimal level. However, high-impact sports put added pressure on the feet, which could lead to injury.

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  • What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

    What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

    Dupuytren’s contractures are the abnormal thickening and tightening of the skin in the palm of your hand. This area of skin may develop into a hard knot of tissue, which can eventually cause the fingers to be permanently bent or crooked. Over time, the deformed tissue pulls one or more fingers to curl in toward your palm. The condition can affect either hand, but most commonly impacts the ring and little fingers.

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