Botox for Hyperhydrosis

Using Botox to treat excessive sweating in several areas is safe and effective. These areas include the armpits (axilla), craniofacial area ( the face and head), and beneath the breast. The hands, feet and other comparatively small body areas can also be effectively treated using Botox. Most research has been done in treating the underarm area

Safety Tips for Walking

Safety Tips for Walking

Safety Tips for Walking Good Footwork As you walk, place your foot down lightly. Do not slap or slam it down. Make sure that your foot comes in contact with the ground in a heel-then-toe progression. It may seem that when taking large steps you are covering more distance, however when landing the energy of…

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) reduces cell death. Apoptosis is the medical term for the body’s natural rate of cell death. It can also be thought of as “cell turnover.” Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) brings cell turnover levels to normal in several disease states. If you experience the often excruciating pain of Plantar Fasciitis you want…

Important Stretches for Fitness Walking

Important Stretches for Walking

  Important Stretches for Walking: When preparing to walk, it is important to perform stretches that target the following muscles:  Quadriceps,  hip flexors,  calves,  glutes,  lower back and hamstrings. The above mentioned muscles are the key muscles used when walking for fitness. Make sure to stretch both sides. You should dedicate about 10-15 minutes to…

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema It seems that tattoos are getting more and more popular by the day, giving us the incorrect impression that getting a tat is risk free. Having eczema doesn’t mean that you cannot get inked, just that you’ll have to take some extra precautions. You should wait to have work done if you’re…

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101

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…

spider veins

Spider Veins

I think I might have spider veins. What should I do now? If you notice symptoms of spider veins ,a venous condition in their lower extremities, especially if you have numerous risk factors, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. We can use non-invasive ultrasounds and a thorough physical examination to test for…

Hammertoe symptoms Pittsburgh

Hammertoes

An overview of hammertoes and related deformities Hammertoes are often easily corrected in the office in a 15 minute procedure, allowing you to walk out with a light dressing. Those and mallet toe are relatively common deformities affecting the foot. The involved toes are instantly recognizable by their bent appearance. These conditions affect can affect…

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What causes hammertoe and mallet toe?

What causes hammertoe and mallet toe? These hammertoe deformities have several well-established causes which include: Poorly fitting footwear: any shoes or boots which don’t allow the toes to lie flat have the potential to cause either deformity. Overly tight toe boxes are also major contributors. Note that high-heeled shoes are notorious for causing these conditions…

How Do You Get Fungus Toenail infection

How Do You Get Fungus Toenail infection Research done by Strisower’s team seems to have found that this isn’t such a simple question. These researchers isolated more than 100 microorganisms responsible for causing what we know as onychomycosis, or Fungus Toenail infection. These include varieties of fungus, yeasts, mold, and even bacteria. What’s more, the team…

Stem Cells for Ankle Sprains?

Regenerative Medicine: minimally invasive alternatives to foot and ankle surgery. Stem cells Joint surgery of the ankle or foot isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Invasive joint procedures performed by highly-skilled surgeons help millions of patients each year regain an active, pain-free lifestyle. The problem is that surgery doesn’t come with a guarantee of success. It’s…

Plantar Wart Best Treatment

Plantar Wart Best Treatment Where Plantar Warts Come From  A fairly common virus known as HPV, or the human papillomavirus is the cause of the very common warts on the bottom of the foot and with in 100 miles, only Beaver Valley Foot Clinic has the Plantar Wart Best Treatment – Swift Microwave wart CURE!.…