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What is Reconstructive Ankle Surgery?

What is Reconstructive Ankle Surgery? Your feet and ankles are remarkably complex parts of the body. There are several bones, ligaments, muscles, and more which allow you to ambulate through your daily routine. But, these natural wonders don’t always get through the day unharmed. In fact, you might experience an injury which requires reconstructive ankle…

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What is a Bone Fusion for the Ankle?

Bone fusion for the ankle is a surgical procedure. It’s performed on patients with worn out ankle joints. This leads to repeated pain in the foot. In the medical world, this is called “degenerative arthritis,” and as the term states, it only gets worse over time. To treat this, people undergo ankle fusion or what’s…

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Do Torn Ankle Ligaments Require Surgery?

Do Torn Ankle Ligaments Require Surgery? Do torn ankle ligaments require surgery? That’s a question some people have after suffering from ligament damage in their feet and ankles. In some instances, surgery isn’t necessary but in others, it is the only real option. Do Torn Ankle Ligaments Require Surgery? Torn ankle ligaments cause pain, swelling,…

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Can the Ankle Joint be Replaced?

Can the Ankle Joint be Replaced? Can the ankle joint be replaced? Yes, it can be replaced, although, this might not be the best option. When the ankle joint is damaged, there are different options your doctor will talk about. Generally, it’s most desirable to try nonsurgical treatments before jumping right to surgery but in…

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Common Foot Skin Problems

Common Foot Skin Problems Your feet are workhorses. They propel you about your day from one location to the next. And, to do all that, your feet take a real beating. But sometimes, it’s not just natural wear and tear. In some instances, your feet can experience unusual problems, such as bad skin conditions. When…

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Keeping Your Feet Looking Healthy

Keeping Your Feet Looking Healthy The average person takes about five thousands steps per day, which is equivalent to 2.5 miles. That’s a lot of walking and adds up to 17.5 miles per week and approximately 75 miles per month. With so much use, you need to take proactive steps to keep your feet looking…

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How Age Affects Your Foot Health

How Age Affects Your Foot Health Ambulating is a huge part of your life. And, as you age, your feet (your natural propulsion appendages) undergo changes. But, not all those changes are good. Some affect your foot health and this is particularly true as you get older. In fact, age affects the health of your…

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Losing Weight can Help Your Feet

Losing Weight Can Help Your Feet Did you know that losing weight can actually help your feet? Now, you might stop to consider weight and the impact it has on your feet. After all, carrying more weight means more strain on your feet, right? Yes, it does, but that’s certainly not where it ends. Losing…

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How Nutrition Affects Your Feet

How Nutrition Affects Your Feet When we think about our diet, we tend to think of our waistlines. But, there are other parts of the body impacted by your diet. In fact, the entirety of your body is affected by what you eat, drink, and consume in other ways. For instance, your feet are actually…

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Podiatrist vs Orthopedist

Podiatrist vs Orthopedist When it comes to receiving the right medical care, you need to know which provider to go to for treatment. In the case of your feet and ankles, you’ll come across two different types of doctors — a podiatrist and an orthopedist. So, what’s the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedist?…

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Smoking can Hurt Your Feet

Of all the parts of your body affected by smoking, the most surprising among them is your feet. That’s right, your feet are negatively impacted by smoking. Although, you probably never stopped to think about it — it’s nevertheless true — smoking actually hurts your feet. Smoking can Hurt Your Feet While you definitely know…

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About Compression Socks

About Compression Socks Compression socks or compression stockings are worn for different reasons. Athletes wear compression socks or compression stockings to perform better in their respective sports. But, these are also worn for comfort or to assist in preventing serious medical conditions. About Compression Socks Compression socks work to improve blood flow. So, these are…

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