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4. Preventing Foot and Ankle Problems

As with most medical issues, it’s easier to prevent many foot and ankle problems than to treat them or live with them. As such, there are certain factors to keep in mind.
It helps if you wear the right kinds of shoes and socks, and keep your feet relatively clean.
And there

1. Foot and Ankle 101

Feet and ankles are complex, strong, and durable, but not perfect or invulnerable. Your two feet may not be the same size. They get wider and longer when we stand up and can become larger than normal at the end of a day. Some people have feet with high arches,

11. Caring for Yourself in Arthritis

Living with arthritis can be tough. It affects you physically and emotionally, and also can impact all of the practical aspects of your life. Moreover, when it comes to arthritis care, everyone is different: What works for one person may not work for you—so experiment, and come up with a

Tread Carefully to Protect Your Diabetic Feet

Tread Carefully to Protect Your Diabetic Feet

The nervous system can be thought of like a tree, with the spinal cord as the trunk and the peripheral nerves of the feet as the tiniest branches. And, just as those miniscule limbs are easily broken by the elements, so too can the small nerves in the feet be damaged

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

9. Arthritis Self-Management: Taking Care of Yourself

Living with arthritis can be tough: It may affect you physically and emotionally, and it can have an impact on all areas of your life. Self-management is about taking control, making good decisions, advocating for yourself, and learning to stay positive when things get difficult.
When it comes to arthritis care,

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

Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Diabetes symptoms in men can mirror diabetes symptoms in women, but there are some differences, as we discuss here. It helps to first understand what diabetes is: a condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which can lead to a number of serious complications.

In people without diabetes, the pancreas produces

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