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Hives Urticaria

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Hives Urticaria

Hives are welts (raised, itchy, red areas) that present on the skin. They begin as a reaction to certain medications, foods, and/or bug bites/stings. Seek immediate help and call 911 if the hives begin to spread to large areas or they begin to alter your breathing. While they can be dangerous, hives usually go away […]

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

What is pyoderma gangrenosum? Not a type of gangrene, pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare type of skin ulceration that is treatable. This disease is not contagious, so no need to be concerned about transferral. What causes pyoderma gangrenosum? It is not known exactly what causes pyoderma gangrenosum, but in many cases, it occurs following a […]

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Can’t sleep cold feet

Can’t sleep, cold feet If you are having trouble finding truly restful sleep at night, you might be surprised to find out that cold feet may be the source of your dismay. When asleep, cold feet can constrict the blood vessels, causing an imbalance in circulation overall. According to the National Sleep Foundation, when you […]

Get Rid of Smelly Feet and Shoes

Often patients may get smelly feet (otherwise known as bromodosis) every once in a while, but there are a select few that may suffer from stinky feet chronically. Thankfully, there are options to get rid of Smelly Feet and Shoes and combat the odor and regain your confidence. Fast facts on smelly feet Here are […]

Walking to Lose Weight

Walking to Lose Weight Dressing for Walking The type of clothing you select for walking to lose weight will reflect both your personal preference as well as where you are walking. Will you be walking indoors on a track or at the mall? Will you we walking outdoors on a trail or road? If you […]

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Contrast Baths

Contrast Baths You can think of using a contrast bath as an enhanced icing routine. This approach involves soaking the lower extremity in alternate cold and warm baths. This can help greatly in reducing pain and swelling. Here’s a description of a basic contrast bath protocol: Submerge the injured ankle in a bucket or bath […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery In general,surgery is not needed to treat cases of plantar fasciitis. Approximately 95% of those suffering from plantar fasciitis are able live a life free from heel pain without resorting to surgery. However, your healthcare provider might deem surgery necessary if you have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options with no success. He or […]

Ankle Sprain

What exactly is a sprained ankle? An ankle sprain happens when the ligaments holding the joint together are torn or stretched out. It’s an extremely common sports injury and can be quite painful. Ankle sprain signs and symptoms:         Immediate pain and swelling.         Difficulty moving the ankle.         Pain when putting weight on the ankle. How will […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101 Plantar fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is caused by an inflammation in the heel of the foot. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of heel pain in active men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. It’s primary cause is the inflammation of the thick, weblike ligament […]