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Heel Pain Treatment

Heel Pain Treatment

The two key components are stretching and support.

You can augment support by either increasing control of the foot from below or reducing the load. If you are overweight a loss of as little as 5 pounds can give dramatic results. Foot supports or prescription orthotics control the foot from in the shoe. If you are in sever pain and this condition is interfering with your daily life see a Podiatrist immediately. Continue Reading

What is a Participating Provider of Medical Care?

What is a Participating Provider of Medical Care?

Participating (par) providers are healthcare providers who have entered into an agreement with your insurance carrier. Your insurance carrier agrees to direct “clients” to the provider and, in exchange, the provider accepts a lower fee for their services. This statement is correct for medical insurance companies with contracts with the medical provider. The contract defines the word “participating”. Continue Reading

Feet Working Hard for the Money

Feet Working Hard for the Money

Teachers, policeman, “weekend worriers”, postal workers, hairdressers, sales people, and mothers I could go on and on… They all work hard on their feet. Standing and walking for hours at a time. They all stress their feet. They are all subject to foot pain. Doctors of Podiatry are here to help! Continue Reading

Toe Jam Cheese

Toe Jam Cheese

American scientists have created cheeses made from microbes found in the feet, armpits and human belly button in their attempt to make us get over our hang-ups about bacteria. 11 cheeses were produced from human microbes. Scientists also found that cheeses took on the body odor of different contributors. Umm, Umm Good! Continue Reading

Lawnmower Accident – Child Loses Feet

Lawnmower Accident – Child Loses Feet

A toddler whose feet were amputated after her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawnmower took her first steps on her new prosthetic test legs Monday. Ireland Nugent has been in a wheelchair and has undergone seven surgeries since the April 11 accident. Continue Reading

Smelly Feet Attract Mosquitos

Smelly Feet Attract Mosquitos

Scientist have found that mosquitoes are attracted to smelly feet. In particular the mosquito that carries Malaria. The scientist plan to use this knowledge to build a trap to attract the mosquitoes and kill them. You can use this knowledge to protect yourself from the pesky critters. Wash your feet! Continue Reading

Fungi Feet

Fungi Feet

The human body hosts more than 80 types of fungus.

“By gaining a more complete awareness of the fungal and bacterial ecosystems, we can better address associated skin diseases, including skin conditions which can be related to cancer treatments,” said Dr. Heidi Kong, one of the authors of the study. Continue Reading

Derek Jeter Bothersome Ankle Leads to Fracture

Derek Jeter Bothersome Ankle Leads to Fracture

New York’s general manager, Brian Cashman, announced that Jeter has a new crack in his previously healed left ankle. He also added that he won’t return until after All-Star break. The discovery was made when Jeter made an unscheduled visit to an ankle specialist, after minimizing his workouts last weekend. Continue Reading

Keep Your Feet Healthy During Pregnancy

Keep Your Feet Healthy During Pregnancy

Celebrity Kim Kardashian was seen wearing a relaxed pair of running shoes as opposed to her signature high heels she is usually spotted in. Since the beginning of her pregnancy the famous Kardashian has been suffering from pain in her feet as well as swollen ankles. Continue Reading

Plantar Fasciitis Affects Joakim Noah

Plantar Fasciitis Affects Joakim Noah

Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah is slowly losing faith that he will return to playing for the duration of the basketball season after suffering a setback from a plantar fasciitis injury to his right foot. The NBA star received a cortisone shot last Tuesday, reporting that he felt okay and taking the injury “day by day”. Continue Reading