Having pain in your foot, ankle or lower leg? Evidently you are either trying to find out what you have and what to do about it, or you have been to a doctor and are trying to reinforce what he told you. Either way you have come to the right place. I discuss various types of lower extremity problems in an easy to understand manner; (You do not have to be a doctor in order to understand the doctor). This site is constantly being updated as I continue to discuss different subject matter and add to the existing subjects already present on my site. Since I am constantly reviewing various medical sites I also include items of interest that may not be related to the lower extremity but are important enough that I would like to share with my readers.
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Researchers are suggesting that the effectiveness of Vitamin D in fighting and preventing disease is predicated on a persons body mass index (BMI). The thinner the person the greater the positive impact of Vitamin D.
One of the best ways to help yourself heal faster after surgery is to eat well. Getting the proper nutrition will provide your body with the essentials it needs to promote healing. Here is a suggestion from the Cleveland Clinic.
An article revealing that older type 2 diabetics have a higher incidence of cancer then non-diabetics. It is suggested that cancer may surpass CVD as the number one cause of death in older diabetics.
A good review of the possible benefits to taking glucosamine, chondroitin or MSM for arthritis.Always beware of the possible side effects of over the counter supplements.
A great review on the various causes of shin splints, along with treatment options.
A presentation of newer skin protection combinations in an effort to better protect the skin from the hazards of sun exposure.
A good review of the causes of warts and protective measures you can take to prevent developing them.
Because of supply chain shortages as well as staffing shortages particularly during the pandemic, many institutions extended the time between dressing changes for chronic wounds.Is this really the best way to treat chronic wounds?
A good review of how blood sugars can become elevated and the harm that can do. Certain food groups have a tendency to raise your blood sugars and should be avoided.
The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery recently reported a meta analysis of outcomes in 1583 Scarf bunionectomies that met their inclusion criteria.Adverse events did not seem to be any better or worse then other bunion surgeries that required an osteotomy.
Being overweight puts more pressure on your joints, particularly from the waist down. Additionally, a poor diet may increase inflammation in the body which can exacerbate arthritic joints.Here are some suggestions for maintaining (and achieving) proper weight and reducing body inflammation.
Ozempic is an injectable drug used for type 2 diabetes, however, it has been used recently for another off label purpose. This has created nation wide shortages.
A good review of the reasons you may suffer from perpetual cold feet. In most cases cold feet are the result of benign reasons, but in some cases may be an indicator of a more severe medical problem.
Factors such as patient awareness, increased numbers of people experiencing fungus nails and a history of poor performing solutions is driving research and development in the treatment of onychomycosis.North America is anticipated to be the largest market for treatment of nail fungus.
9 months ago I had BIG TOE FUSION. I have constant pain,redness,swelling on top of were my scar is. Very hard to find shoes that fit, pain when driving.
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