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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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  • 4 Common Foot and Ankle Injuries from Playing Baseball

    Injuries to the foot and ankle in baseball are more common than you may think. Let’s take a look at four that happen most often. Ankle sprains and fractures These types of injuries often occur while running or sliding to base, or fielding balls. If …

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  • How to Treat and Avoid Ankle Sprains

    The most common cause of a sprained ankle is a fall or a sudden twist. Sometimes a hard blow may cause the joint of the ankle to shift from its normal position and result in a sprain. These injuries typically happen when playing sports, wearing …

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  • How to Find a Podiatrist

    The human foot is a complex combination of 26 bones, 33 joints, and 126 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Both feet combined have a total of 52 bones, accounting for about 25% of the bones in the entire human body. But your feet are also one …

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  • When to See a Podiatrist about Your Foot Problems

    Our feet are important to us, and given how complex they are, it’s no wonder! Our feet contain a combination of 26 bones, 33 joints, and 126 muscles, nerves, and ligaments. Without those we wouldn’t be able to use our feet for a variety of …

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  • Bunions and Foot Treatments Provided by a Podiatrist

    Research on foot ailments and podiatry problems indicate that women are four times more likely than men to experience foot pain. This pain can cause substantial problems, because the average person takes up to 10,000 steps a day. Not surprisingly, women who wear high-heeled shoes …

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  • Can a Podiatrist Diagnose Foot Cramps? Three Ways They Can Help

    Have your toes ever felt like they were burning and itching? These are common symptoms of athletes foot, according to Web MD. Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection of the top layer of skin. Because athletes often have damp, sweaty feet, and share …

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