If you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail, that stabbing—and almost unbearable—pain and pressure is probably hard to forget. (Who knew that one tiny toenail could cause that much trouble?) An ingrown toenail occurs when the corner or sides of the nail dig into the skin. If the nail manages to
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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
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
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
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,
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.
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 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
Q: I recently heard that using aspirin can lead to liver problems. Is this true and are there other things that I should avoid to keep my liver healthy?
A: The liver’s primary job is to regulate chemicals in the bloodstream and to help remove waste products from blood.
High doses of
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 13 million women—or roughly 11 percent of all women in the U.S.—suffer from diabetes. What characterizes diabetes symptoms in women? A number of factors can come into play. First, let’s answer the question “What is diabetes?”
Diabetes is a