What’s the Best Way to Treat Warts?

Warts are benign skin growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). What’s the Best Way to Treat Warts? By Fred Cicetti | May 10, 2012 12:52pm ET 89 31 19 31 35 MORE What’s the Best Way to Treat Warts? Credit: Warts photo via Shutterstock “The Healthy Geezer” answers questions about health and aging in his…

Stop-Diabetes

Lower Your Risk of Health Related Foot Problems

We’re so glad about your interest in boosting your health. You can lower your risk of serious problems, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease with some simple steps. Overweight Staying at a healthy weight can help you prevent and manage problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, and…

Easy-Weight-Loss

Simple math equals easy weight loss

The pleasure of eating a candy bar lasts but a few minutes. Burning off the calories it delivers can take nearly an hour. To lose one pound by exercising, you need to burn approximately 3,500 calories. It can take days of moderate exercise to do this. A better strategy for weight loss involves a two-pronged…

Healthy-Shoes

8 tips for buying shoes that are good to your feet

Buying the right shoes is an investment in foot health. But how do you find ones that fit properly and provide adequate support? Start with your own feet, and look at what’s already in your closet. Stand barefoot on a piece of paper or cardboard, and trace the shape of each foot. Now take your…

Visit a Podiatrist

Take a load off with a visit to the podiatrist

By Quinn Russell Brown, Special to The Herald – Do your body a favor and start on the right foot. Or the left one, if the right one’s too sore. Whether you stand all day, bounce around a basketball court at night or squeeze into heels on the weekend, it might be smart to step into a podiatrist’s office…

Running-Fast

Running: How fast or slow should you go?

Hello Healthy cardio/fitness tips – When Andrea “Andi” Ball first started working out, at 257 pounds, her workouts were almost always dissatisfying. “I’d get frustrated because I’d get out of breath so quickly,” she says. Indeed, Ball discovered what runners of all levels of experience end up learning the hard way: When you’re trying to…

Bunions

How to avoid painful bunions

HealthDay News A bunion develops when the joint at the base of the big toe becomes swollen and most likely painful. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons suggests these ways to ease bunion pain: • Make sure shoes fit properly and comfortably, and mold to the shape of your feet. • Opt for shoes with…

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The Runner’s Body – The Foot and Ankle

The Runner’s Body: The Foot & Ankle Our feet and ankles are our takeoff and landing gear. Making sure they stay healthy not only prevents injuries–it keeps our other key parts running smoothly Source:Runners World – Ted Spiker You might be able to run through a tight hamstring or a sore quad, but an injured…

Take Control of Your Diabetes

Control Your Diabetes For Life

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Familiarize yourself with the risks, causes, symptoms, and treatments for this increasingly common disease. How would you like to reverse your prediabetes or diabetes symptoms in 21 Days? One doctor…

Stretching can ease heal pain

Exercise Beneficial for Easing Heal Pain

Many people agree that stretching tight calf muscles helps relieve heel pain. Below are a few simple exercises you can do at home to help eliminate heal pain. Up Against the Wall Calf Stretch Stand about 1 ft (30.5 cm) from a wall and place the palms of both hands against the wall at chest…

DNA - Heredity

Your Foot Problems may be Influenced by Heredity

Bunions (hallux valgus) and toe abnormalities such as hammer or claw toes become more prevalent with age but are strongly influenced by heredity, Marian Hannan, DSc, MPH, and colleagues report in an article published online May 20 in Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Hannan, who is editor-in-chief of Arthritis Care & Research, is senior scientist…

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Famous Hollywood Tatoo

She was born in Berkeley, California. Her biological father and her biological mother let her move in with a famous musician because they could not afford to provide for her financially. She was legally adopted by this famous singer when she was nine years old.           Nicole Richie was born in…

Diabetic Foot Ulcers - The Ugly Truth

Diabetic Foot Ulcers
The Ugly Truth

Obesity In America — Obesity in America has reached epidemic levels and poses a continued threat to public health. For millions of Americans this condition leads to dangerous comorbidities and costly treatments. An Epidemic of Diabetes There is a strong correlation between people who suffer from obesity and people who develop type2 diabetes. Consequently, as…

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A MOB-ster’s daughter with cute feet

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1995, and is also known for her role as Romy White. She was born in Manhattan, New York. Her mother, Mrs. Davis, is a drama therapist for Alzheimer’s disease patients and a former actress, and her father is a character actor and director. She also…

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Regular feet checks can reduce amputations for diabetics

Scores of diabetics across Sussex are having amputations because their feet are not being regularly checked. Diabetes UK says better foot care for people with the condition is needed as they are 20 times more likely to have a lower limb removed than those who do not have diabetes. Figures published by the charity show…

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Can Special Running Shoes Help Ankle and Foot Injuries?

Vibram Five Fingers Bikila Vibram’s signature separate toe pockets are designed to push your stride forward onto the forefoot and spread the impact of foot strike more evenly across the entire foot. The Bikila may be too strange a running experience for the average runner who only wants to dip a toe-rather than all 10-into…

Morton’s neuroma and bunions

Morton’s neuroma or bunions?

Morton’s neuroma and bunions: Similarities and differences – Pain in the ball of your foot can be confusing. With the wide variety of bones, ligaments and tendons that are in the human foot, sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish one type of foot condition from the other. Morton’s neuroma and bunions are often confused…

veggies - Healthy for you and your feet

How to make a superfood more super!

How do you make spinach, a superfood, more super? Pair it with a food high in vitamin C like an orange, berries, or peppers to make its nutrients easier for your body to absorb. Dietician Beth Wallace shares her top tips for healthy eating. Follow Beth on twitter for more tips @BethWallaceRD. [Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthy_kids/How-do-you-make-a-superfood-even-better.html ]

No improvement in healing or prevention of amputations with hyperbaric oxygen

Hyperbaric Oxygen No Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

For patients with diabetic foot ulcers, use of hyperbaric oxygen is not associated with improved healing or with a decrease in the likelihood of amputation, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in Diabetes Care. THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — For patients with diabetic foot ulcers, use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is not…

U S Government Comments on Your Feet Health

U.S. Government Has A Word About Your Feet

Be kind to your feet – Years of wear and tear can be hard on them. So can disease, bad circulation, poorly trimmed toenails, and wearing shoes that don’t fit. Foot problems are sometimes the first sign of more serious medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and nerve or circulatory disorders. Step in the Right…

Swollen Feet

Swollen Ankles and Feet

Swollen ankles and swollen feet are common and usually not cause for concern, particularly if you have been standing or walking a lot. But feet and ankles that stay swollen or are accompanied by other symptoms could signal a serious health problem. WebMD looks at some possible causes of foot and ankle swelling and offers…

Medi-Dyne Pro Stretch PS-100

Attention Runners… Stretch!

Medi-Dyne Pro Stretch PS-100 Pro Stretch PS-100 helps control heel pain in minutes Features & Benefits of Pro Stretch: Pro Stretch’s unique stretching system formulated to exercise one leg at a time. Pro Stretch stretches the foot in the proper position to relieve plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and heel pain, calf muscle pain, and Achilles tendonitis….

Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet

Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief

Foot pain isn’t just pain—it’s a symptom of serious problems that will only get worse if you ignore it. One in four women in the United States is suffering from debilitating foot pain, which can affect the function of other body parts, from knees and hips to the pelvis and spine. But foot pain –…

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DIY foot care for nice yoga feet

I have never paid that much attention to my feet. They look okay, they do what they’re supposed to do – so there is no problem. Until I started yoga. I have never seen my feet more! Suddenly I felt the sudden urge to paint my toenails to give it that extra little something. And…

Sports Injuries

Test Predicts Risk of Ankle Sprain During Sports

The more common types of sports- and exercise-related injuries that podiatrists see in their offices are ankle sprains, shin splints, muscle strain, lower leg and feet tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, which is an injury to the long plantar ligament in the medial longitudinal arch of the foot, and stress fractures. An ankle sprain is one of…

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

Want to know the fastest way to lose weight? It’s simple. Use Google Images and Google “Diabetic Foot Ulcers”. Believe me, you will not eat for a week. We all know that there is a strong correlation between people who suffer from obesity and people who develop type 2 diabetes. Consequently, as the obesity epidemic…

Hammertoes - Before and After Surgery

Tight Shoes = Hammertoes

Hammertoe is a contracture— or bending—of one or both joint of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Common symptoms of hammertoes include: Pain or irritation of the affected toe when wearing shoes. Corns (a buildup of skin)…

Whose Celebrity Feet?

Famous Feet. Guess Who?

The lady who said she would be either a crime scene investigator or  a make up artist if she did not first become a pop star princess. This popular star is in for some big surprises when her new baby arrives. At least, that’s what big sis Kourtney thinks! Recently on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM…

Diabetes is a Killer

Top 6 Complications of Diabetes

Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. The good news? With the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of these complications. Type 2 diabetes can be easy to ignore, especially in the early stages when you’re feeling fine. But diabetes affects many major organs, including your…

Gout is a kind of arthritis that causes joint inflammation.

Gout? – Who names this stuff?

Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes joint inflammation. Acute gout is a painful condition that typically affects one joint. Chronic gout is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation, which may involve more than one joint. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Gout is caused by…

bunion before and after

Got Bunions?

If the joint that connects your big toe to your foot has a swollen, sore bump, you may have a bunion. More than half the women in America have bunions, a common deformity often blamed on wearing tight, narrow shoes, and high heels. Bunions may occur in families, but many are from wearing tight shoes….

Patient motivated to save her feet

Video – Saving a Diabetic Foot

Diabetic Pat Schulkins knew the importance of taking care of her feet. But a tiny ulcer almost slipped by her. View her story of how she took immediate action to save her feet, and possibly her life.   People with diabetes are prone to foot problems. The disease reduces blood flow to the extremities making…

Many people are attracted to cute feet and toes

I (heart) Feet!

Foot fetishism has been defined as a pronounced sexual interest in the feet or footwear. Sigmund Freud considered foot binding as a form of fetishism. For a foot fetishist, points of attraction include the shape and size of the foot and toes (e.g., long toes, short toes, painted toes, high arches, soles etc.), jewelry (toe…

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Fast Food Link to Eczema & Ashma in Children

A new study published Monday (Jan-2013) shows that kids around the world who eat more fast food also have more severe asthma and allergies. Along with many other papers, The Guardian reports on a study attempting to shed light on one of the enduring medical mysteries of recent times – what explains the sharp rise…