There is much to love about the holiday season: spending time with loved ones, preparing and eating delicious meals, and shopping for gifts for the special people in your life. With the pandemic happening, coupled with seasonal allergies, other ailments, and even stress, staying healthy during these times is important.
Fractures to the foot and ankle are common injuries. The foot itself is made up of 26 bones, and while the size of the bones is relatively small, they do a remarkable job of supporting our weight.
Hammertoe occurs in the second, third, and fourth toes and can be very painful. As indicated by its name, a hammer toe resembles a hammer or claw. The toe is bent downward resulting in a deformed or crooked appearance. The most common complaint is rubbing and irritation on the top of the bent toe.
When it comes to arthritis, symptoms do not only include physical pain: it can also be isolating and discouraging. There is no cure for arthritis, but certain foods can help fight inflammation, strengthen bones, and boost your immune system, while other foods can worsen symptoms.
A sprained ankle is an injury to the ligaments that support the bone in your ankle joint. To help stabilize the joint, wrapping the ankle is an important step to take. Knowing how to do this can prevent further complications and speed up your recovery.
The shoes you wear can impact not only your feet, but your entire body. Your shoes provide you with support, keeping your body aligned, and help you stay balanced while evenly distributing your weight. Choosing the right footwear is critical to your health and starts with your arch.
Most of us have experienced our hands, feet, or other parts of our body “falling asleep”. This could be due to pressure on a nerve or brief periods of poor circulation, and could quite possibly be the only time we think about our circulation. Circulation is fundamental to the health of your entire body as your cardiovascular and circulatory systems help fight off disease, provide the right chemical balance for homeostasis, and help your body maintain a normal body temperature.
The most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.
Diabetic foot treatment on a regular basis is very important. Among the many body parts requiring attention for proper diabetes management are the feet. The feet need regular assessment and care because diabetics are prone to having foot problems. By monitoring the functional status of the feet, the early signs of diabetic foot conditions can best be detected and addressed.
Causes of peripheral artery disease can come from several different factors but, the single biggest controllable cause, based on current research is smoking. Other factors that raise the risk significantly are high blood sugar from diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. The single best way to beat these factors is by changing your lifestyle. Exercise and walking are extremely important, and walking distance will improve with work. Obviously, smoking is non-negotiable. Also, eating from around the edge of the supermarket from the fresh foods and fish, and daily exercise, are the best ways to prevent PAD from forming before it becomes a problem.