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Gout: A Type of Arthritis That is Linked With Heart Disease

When you picture someone with gout, you may think of an older, overweight man who likes his burgers and Budwieser—and that wouldn’t be inaccurate. Being male and eating a diet that’s high in red meat, seafood, and alcohol—particularly beer—are common risk factors for gout.

But gout also can be a painful,

Put Your Best Foot Forward

For people with bunion—a deformity of the metatarsophalangeal joint that causes a bony bump off of the big toe—years may pass with little more trouble than a limited choice of shoes. For many people, though, bunions eventually become painful and can limit function.

A visit to the podiatrist usually yields conservative

3. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and a leading cause of chronic pain and disability, affecting approximately 30 million people in the United States alone. It is a degenerative disease that begins with deterioration of the cartilage in synovial joints. Cartilage serves as a protective pad between

5 Easiest Foot Problems to Resolve

5 Easiest Foot Problems to Resolve

There are at least 25 commonly diagnosed foot problems. Some are so serious they should be treated only by an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle disorders or by a doctor of podiatric medicine. Others can be addressed by a primary care physician or by a health care

Are You Bothered by Bunions?

If you’ve noticed a painful swelling on the side of your foot at the base of your big toe, you may have a bunion. About one-third of Americans age 65 and older have the condition, with women particularly susceptible. Unfortunately, many people suffer the discomfort of bunions for years without

Good Foot Health Is Essential for Overall Wellness

Ailments that affect your feet can interfere with your ability to stay mobile and independent, so it’s important to monitor your foot health and take action if problems develop.

“Common conditions that cause foot pain include bunions and plantar fasciitis,” notes John J. Doolan, DPM, FACFAS, clinical assistant professor of podiatry

3. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, causing pain and disability in approximately 30 million people in the U.S. alone. It is a degenerative disease beginning with deterioration of cartilage in the synovial joints, often progressing to affect the whole joint. Cartilage serves as a protective pad between

Bunions and Hammertoes: An Uncomfortable Relationship

Often painful and unsightly, bunions are the bane of more women than men. These boney maladies typically run in families, but they also occur in people who are “hypermobile,” meaning too flexible. Having an inflammatory condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can cause also bunions. And finally, the overwhelming culprit: shoes.

4. Avoiding Injuries

Warm Up
Step by step, slow walking warms you up for faster walking. The physical stress of exercise—and sometimes even just the anticipation of it—prompts the brain to cue your adrenal gland to secrete the hormone adrenaline, a.k.a. epinephrine. Traveling through the bloodstream, this short-term stimulant signals your heart to beat

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