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It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

It’s Football and High Ankle Sprain Season. Why NFL Players are Dropping Like Flies.

With the professional football season barely 6 weeks old, we’re already hearing the term “high ankle sprain” on a very regular basis. Here are just a handful of the growing legion of large limping men in the NFL: Odell Beckham (NY Giants) Reuben Foster (SF 49ers) Garett Bolles (Denver Broncos) Benny Cunningham (Chicago Bears) Mitchell Loewen (New Orleans Saints) Myles read more »

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Sever’s Disease and Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It.

Sever’s Disease and Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It.

Colin, 11, isn’t like the rest of his family. While his sister and brother are happy to read a book or play indoors on the iPad, Colin is always on his feet.  Between flag football, soccer, and field hockey, “there’s no sport he won’t play,” says his Mom. Even the nagging pain in his heels can’t slow him down. “Doctors read more »

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Calling All Marathoners: You MUST Read This Before Starting Your Training

Calling All Marathoners: You MUST Read This Before Starting Your Training

When the airhorn blows over Dodger Stadium the morning of March 18, 2018, over 25,000 runners will take to the streets in the 33rd annual Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Thousands of those participants will be making the attempt for the first time. If you’re interested in counting yourself among these intrepid competitors, then the time to begin your training read more »

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16 Tips to Help Prevent Gout or Better Deal with its Symptoms

16 Tips to Help Prevent Gout or Better Deal with its Symptoms

Gout is a type of arthritis that’s aggravated by high levels of uric acid in the blood. With an accumulation of uric acid in the bloodstream, it then crystallizes in the joints, and results in what’s known as “Gout”. Often affecting the big toe, gout has moderate to intense joint pain, swelling, redness, and limited range of motion. The pain read more »

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Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Fungal nail infections are one of the most common foot ailments and they can happen to the best of us. From unsightly symptoms to a high recurrence rate, you should learn the signs of a toenail fungus infection. No one wants a long-term, debilitating and painful bout with this foot condition. It’s especially true for seniors. Only about 7% of read more »

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