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Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Eager Covid-19 Pandemic Exercisers are Racking Up Injuries

Some patients with more free time and fewer exercise options during the Covid-19 pandemic have been overzealous, at times, in adopting new exercise programs.Unfortunately, this has led to overuse injuries, which have become the painful downside of “quarantoning” (the new name for getting toned and working out for weight loss during quarantine). Calls began coming in during late March as read more »

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Let’s Talk Metatarsalgia and Capsulitis of the Second Toe

Let’s Talk Metatarsalgia and Capsulitis of the Second Toe

The hard and rigid parts of the human structure seem to get all the attention. Like skulls, rib cages, and spinal columns. But don’t get distracted by them because ligaments are the unsung heroes of our skeletal framework. Ligaments are strong resilient bands made from a very tough material called collagen. Ligaments attach bones to bones (as differentiated from tendons, read more »

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A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

A New Coronavirus Symptom Emerges: COVID Toes

As COVID-19 continues its global sweep, new information about this pandemic continues to be discovered. The symptoms commonly attributed to COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills (sometimes strong enough to cause shaking), muscle pain, headache, and a sore throat. But it’s becoming more and more apparent that many of those who are hosting the COVID-19 virus remain completely asymptomatic. And asymptomatic COVID-19 hosts can be read more »

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Six Ways to Stay Safe Running During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Six Ways to Stay Safe Running During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

As you know, Corona Virus is an ever-changing situation. To get the most up-to-date information, please refer to these resources: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). As the coronavirus continues to spread across our country (and the world), many running races and other large events have been postponed or canceled. But since read more »

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Stop New Year’s Resolutions From Putting Your Feet at Risk!

Stop New Year’s Resolutions From Putting Your Feet at Risk!

As the New Year is upon us, many of us will inspiringly set some goals, often involving getting in shape and improving our health. We allow ourselves to balloon up through the holidays and then on January 1, we are hitting the treadmill, gym, or pavement. This sharp increase in activity level will eventually force a fair amount of people read more »

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A Holiday Poem (and some foot care advice) for Our Patients Living with Diabetes

A Holiday Poem (and some foot care advice) for Our Patients Living with Diabetes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Families trimming their trees and cozying up under the blankets to watch the snow gently fall upon the ground. But with all the tempting treats and chilly weather, celebrating the holidays can also interrupt the health routines of those with diabetes. Keeping diabetes in check throughout the season can be challenging. There read more »

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