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Getting Rid of Foot Ulcers

Chronic foot ulcers are one of the most frustrating—and most dangerous—potentially complications of diabetes. Because circulation to the feet is restricted, those wounds can fester and grow for weeks or months. It’s very difficult for your body to heal the damage and...

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When RICE Isn’t Enough for Your Ankle Sprain

RICE therapy is one of the most tried-and-true first aid treatments for acute musculoskeletal injuries, including sprains. The R stands for “rest,” and by that we mean avoiding weight bearing. The other three components—“ice,” “compression,” and “elevation”—further...

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Get Rid of Ingrown Toenails for Good!

If you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail, you know how painful and frustrating it can be. With any luck, it’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, brought on by an unfortunate but isolated incident—like, say, an unplanned encounter between your toe and a table leg....

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Are Custom Orthotics Right for Me?

Let’s get this out of the way first: we frequently recommend and prescribe custom orthotics to our patients, for a lot of good reasons. There are three big points in their favor: They are a very conservative treatment option. No incisions, no surgery, not even...

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The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The surgical discipline has come a long, long way since our ancestors first started suturing wounds and setting bones with the primitive tools they had available. Some of the most existing innovations in recent years involve the use of minimally invasive techniques....

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Problems Caused by Foot Misalignment

Minor misalignments can have major repercussions. In golf, pushing your tee shot ten degrees to the right is enough to send it 45 yards off line. At home, a foundation that sags by a couple of inches can lead to obvious floor sloping at best and serious structural...

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How to Measure Your Gait

As with most biomechanical processes you use during the day, you probably don’t give much thought to your gait. Now, we’ve previously discussed how gait (walking style) affects your health—and vice versa—so you can understand how important it is. Today, we want to...

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How Your Walking Style Affects Your Health

Your body is an amazing machine. It links together more than 200 bones, a few hundred joints (depending on your definition of the term), around 900 ligaments, and as many as 4,000 tendons (seriously)! In order to move smoothly and efficiently without pain, and...

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