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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 […]

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Sports Injury

Shin splints What it feels like: You can experience pain inside or outside your shins, and you’ll usually feel this sensation at the beginning of a run. What it is: Shin splints are the inflammation of the muscles around the shinbone. Fix it: You can help heal the effects by icing the area and stretching […]

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises A common cause for athletes to develop heel and foot problems is that many of us exercise in worn out or ill-fitting shoes. The padding in shoes wear out so it is best to get new shoes every 4 to 6 months depending on how often you use them. You may have […]

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and Home Care It is very likely that on your first appointment to discuss your plantar fasciitis, your podiatrist will recommend some Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and in-home treatment methods. These simple treatments are ones you can perform on your own. After some experimentation, you will likely find the method (or combination of […]

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Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis There are some common sense steps that you can take to prevent plantar fasciitis or to stop the condition from progressing if you already suffer from it. Consider the following to help with Preventing Plantar Fasciitis Keep your feet in good shape. Always use shoes with appropriate arch support and heel cushioning. […]

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Plantar Fasciitis Pittsburgh

Plantar Fasciitis Pittsburgh Things to Keep in Mind Some people develop plantar fasciitis when they start exercising to lose weight. This is particularly common when people over 40 take up jogging. If you suspect that this is the case with you, speak to your healthcare provider. He or she should be able to suggest some […]

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Hammertoe Symptoms

Hammertoe Symptoms : Visible deformity is the most obvious Hammertoe Symptoms of these conditions. This appearance is usually accompanied by the following: Pain and discomfort. Increasingly ill-fitting footwear. Many patients eventually have a difficult time finding shoes which are comfortable enough for daily wear. Excessive friction. This causes secondary symptoms such as corns and calluses. […]

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Hammertoe Treatment

Hammertoe Treatment and other toe deformities:  Hammertoe treatment , claw toe, and mallet toe are a group of joint conditions which occur in the smaller toes of the foot, toes 2-4. These malformations never affect the big toe, toe 1, although several other joint conditions do. Note that these are true physical deformities. They affect […]

Antifungal Medications

Antifungal Medications

Antifungal Medications As with any medical appointment, it’s good to prepare in advance for questions on Antifungal Medications to get the most out of the visit. It helps to write things down. Antifungal nail cream. These prescription creams are typically rubbed into the nails and surrounding skin after soaking the feet, or most likely after […]

Ingrown Toenail Treatment Home

Home Remedies for Treating an Ingrown Toenail There are some things you can do at home to help relieve the symptoms of an painful ingrown toenail. Ingrown Toenail Treatment Home can help until you can get into our office! Soak your foot in lukewarm a water mixture for 15 to 20 minutes. Add any of the […]

walking benefits

Walking Benefits -Get the Most out of Walking Walking benefits everyone and can be an easy and fun way to meet some of your health goals. Whether you are interested in losing weight, increasing your endurance or strengthening your muscles walking is something that almost everyone can do. It can be done alone, with a […]

Best Walking Shoes for Women

Best Walking Shoes for Women The expression walking a mile in someone else’s shoes may be a good way for you to get to understand someone else’s situation, but if the advice is taken literally, it could lead to a serious injury! When it comes to proper footwear for walking, the best walking shoes for […]

Frostbite Symptoms

Frostbite Symptoms Frostbite is when the skin and tissues beneath it begin to freeze due to extreme cold exposure. When you are exposed to such extreme cold, there are a myriad of possible frostbite symptoms and problems that you can experience. These include hypothermia, trench foot, chilblains, frostbite and in the early stages of frostbite, […]

Home Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Home Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101

Home 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 […]

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Dr Harry Burke DPM Podiatrist

Dr Harry Burke DPM, Ambridge Podiatrist Retires Since the retirement of Dr Harry Burke DPM Ambridge Podiatrist, Beaver Valley Foot Clinic welcomes Dr Burke Podiatrist’s patients and will reserve time in our schedule every day for immediate help with foot problems. Call 878-313-3338 for same day and emergency Ambridge podiatry appointments. Pittsburgh Podiatrist near me […]

Epsom Salt Bath Uses

Ever taken a hot Epsom salt bath? Epsom Salt Bath Uses You might want to consider it if you’re experiencing the joint pain of arthritis. Maybe you’re sore from working out and don’t want to take any more Motrin or Aleve than you already are. Or perhaps you’re stressed out and need some help relaxing. […]