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  • How to Treat and Avoid the 3 Most Common Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

    Recent studies have shown that football is responsible for around 600,000 injuries each year. And each position has its own set of responsibilities and skills, as well as injuries. Whether a football player tackles, blocks, runs, catches or passes, he’s at risk for sprained ankles, …

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  • What Else Could it Be if Not Fungus Under Your Nails?

    Many times, if you have an infection in a toenail, it’s caused by fungus. But there are times when that’s not the case. So what else could it be if not fungus under your nails? Paronychia is a type of infection that affects the area …

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  • How to Treat Ankle Sprains

    About 25,000 ankle sprains happen every day – and no wonder. An ankle sprain can happen when stepping on an uneven surface, running and losing your balance or simply moving and suddenly stopping or changing direction. An ankle sprain happens quickly, and more often than …

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  • How to Keep Your Feet Dry when Playing Sports in the Rain and Snow

    When you are running in the rain, skiing, skating or sledding in snow, your feet are bound to get wet at some point. This can cause discomfort, and in extreme cases, can result into fungal infections such as tinea pedis and toenail fungus. Causes of …

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  • Subungual Hematoma – Causes and Treatment

    Subungual hematoma refers to a painful condition where blood collects in the space between the fingernail or toenail and the nail bed. It usually results from injury inflicted by a hard and blunt object. The blood collection under the nail causes sharp and severe pain …

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  • What is Turf Toe?

    Turf toe refers to a sprain that affects the ligaments surrounding the big toe joint. Turf toe usually affects football players, especially those playing on artificial turf. It’s important to note that the condition can affect athletes in many other sports including basketball, soccer, gymnastics, …

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  • Why Are Torn Ankle Tendons Common in Overweight Women Over 40?

    Torn ankle tendons, sprains and ligament damage tend to be more common in overweight women age 40 or above for several different reasons. First, there is a strong and well-researched connection between tendon injuries and estrogen, specifically that estrogen interferes with the synthesis of collagen …

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  • 4 Problems with Wearing Flip-Flops

    Just about everyone wears flip-flops in the summer, but this popular footwear choice is not very healthy for your feet. The lack of support can cause serious injury when worn for an extended period of time. Bunions, joint pain and swelling Flip-flops have small strips …

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  • Why are Warts more Prevalent in the Summer?

    Typically, warts on the feet are benign lesions and are most commonly spread during the summer months when people wear shoes and socks less and are in and out of pools, locker rooms and showers regularly. Warts are usually harmless, but they could become infected …

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  • What to Do if You’ve Injured Your Foot or Ankle Playing Soccer

    The main soccer injuries of the foot and ankle are contusions, sprains and fractures. Contusions result from tissue injury, while sprains and fractures result from ligament and bone injury respectively. The main causes of these injuries are: Making a sharp turn Being entangled in another …

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