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Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

Foot Doctors Warn: “Older than 65? Your Shoes are Probably the Wrong Size”

You’re a grown adult. You’ve been buying your own shoes since you were a teenager. You know what fits you and what doesn’t. Right? Let us guess. The shoes you’re wearing right now? You’ve had those for a few years. More than a few. They’ve served you well, they’re comfortable, and that’s all that matters. Right…? Actually, you might want read more »

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Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones Taking Some Well-Deserved R&R after “Successful” Bunion Surgery

Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones Taking Some Well-Deserved R&R after “Successful” Bunion Surgery

Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons underwent bunion correction surgery last week. On Monday, March 6, Jones, wearing a hospital gown and a big toothy grin, announced via Instagram that his “Surgery was a success!” Fans and well-wishers offered their prayers and hopes for a speedy recovery for the football star. Falcons’ management says they are looking at a 4-5 read more »

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Our Secrets on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis Like a Pro

Our Secrets on Treating and Avoiding Plantar Fasciitis Like a Pro

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common – and most persistent – causes of foot and heel pain in athletes. Treatment can relieve the pain, of course, but the risk of re-injury is fairly high. Once plantar fasciitis develops, it becomes much more difficult to return to your usual activities completely pain-free. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the read more »

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Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

Diabetes and Lower Leg Amputation: What you need to know to keep your feet

An estimated 28.9 million American adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s about 12% of the population, and that number is only expected to grow as more and more children are diagnosed at alarming rates. Everyone knows that managing diabetes means adjusting your diet and taking medication. But did you know that checking your feet is just as important as read more »

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Chair Yoga for Seniors with Ankle Arthritis: Who Knew That Sitting Down Can Get You Up Walking with Less Pain?

Chair Yoga for Seniors with Ankle Arthritis: Who Knew That Sitting Down Can Get You Up Walking with Less Pain?

Chair yoga is an option for people with osteoarthritis who have difficulty with regular exercise. The chair is a modification for safer exercise.Many people suffering with osteoarthritis in their lower extremities may discover that a chair yoga class will help to ease pain. Those with foot and ankle arthritis often have difficulty with their gait and balance when walking; studies show that chair yoga can be beneficial. Let us know what you think! Read the full article at: www.verywell.com

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Don’t Let Your Diabetes Get Out of Hand…or Foot. Here’s 8 Diabetic Foot Care Tips to Help You Keep Your Feet on Solid Ground

Don’t Let Your Diabetes Get Out of Hand…or Foot. Here’s 8 Diabetic Foot Care Tips to Help You Keep Your Feet on Solid Ground

Diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor blood flow, which can lead to serious foot problems. Learn how to help prevent foot problems by using proper foot care.Read the full article at: www.niddk.nih.gov For people with diabetes it is important to control their blood glucose levels. Foot care and awareness of potential problems are also paramount for optimum diabetic health. Know your feet and let us know what you think!

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Slow Down, Tom Brady! Don’t Let a Sprained Ankle Spoil your Thanksgiving Day Fun

Slow Down, Tom Brady! Don’t Let a Sprained Ankle Spoil your Thanksgiving Day Fun

Mashed potatoes, naps, and football: The trifecta of American Thanksgiving Day tradition. This Thursday, millions of kids and grown-ups across the country will step outside to throw the pigskin while working up an appetite as ambitious as the Manifest Destiny. Unfortunately, sportsballing in the backyard often breeds danger, and sure as leftover turkey sandwiches, at least 25,000 Americans will wind read more »

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