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How Dehydration and Foot Pain are Linked

How Dehydration and Foot Pain are Linked

by Stephanie Meadows
Americans consume over 8.6 billion gallons of bottled water each year. Everywhere you look, you see people with bottles in tow. Yet, most of us – approximately 75 percent of the population –suffer from chronic dehydration.

Looking After Your Achilles Heel

Looking After Your Achilles Heel

by Natalie (SU)
Your Achilles Heel: Strong, but not Invincible You may have heard someone’s shortcomings described as their “Achilles’ heel”. The history of the tendon and its limitations actually lie deep in Greek mythology. As the tale goes, Achilles – son of Goddess, Thetis – was doomed for an early demise; to save him, she immersed his body in the River Styx – which was presumed to offer invincibility. However, the portion she held him by (behind his heels) wasn’t submerged in the mystical waters and went unprotected. Although he won countless battles and grew up to become a seasoned warrior, it was ultimately a poisoned arrow to the heel which was his downfall.

Why Seeing a Foot and Ankle Specialist is Necessary

Why Seeing a Foot and Ankle Specialist is Necessary

by Stephanie Meadows
Our foot and ankle provide the foundation for which we walk on. Foot and ankle injuries and disorders can be split into two categories: acute and chronic. For many people who suffer from acute or chronic injuries and conditions such as sprains and strains, Achilles tendon injuries, fractures, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and arthritis, noninvasive care is usually the best course of action.

Foot and Ankle Specialist: Tips for Proper Fracture Management

Foot and Ankle Specialist: Tips for Proper Fracture Management

by Stephanie Meadows
The body and bones often have the amazing ability to repair themselves. The repair and healing process for a fracture is often spontaneous and natural, but what we do during this time to makes our bones stronger is of the upmost importance. The stage we set for our bones during the healing process greatly influences the outcome. Lifestyle changes made in response to fracturing a bone can strengthen our entire skeletal anatomy, and reduce the likelihood of future fractures occurring. The process of healing a fracture can be put into three stages:

Treating Morton's Neuroma

Treating Morton's Neuroma

by Stephanie Meadows
Is your foot hurting? Have you been experiencing a tingling or burning sensation in your feet? Do you have foot aches or numbness? Then, you may have a condition known as Morton’s Neuroma or Morton’s Toe. This condition also goes by various other names, such as Morton's metatarsalgia, Morton's disease, and Morton’s neuralgia.