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Gout in Foot? Here’s How It Happens—and How to Treat It

Gout in Foot? Here’s How It Happens—and How to Treat It

Gout in foot, instep, and ankle areas is common, affecting up to 8 million Americans today. The condition has been recorded throughout history, affecting many famous people—the most notorious of whom was Henry VIII, renowned for his lavish diet of rich food and copious amounts of alcohol.

What is gout? It’s

Swollen Lymph Nodes Aren’t Always A Sign of Disease

Swollen Lymph Nodes Aren’t Always A Sign of Disease

Finding a lump is frightening—no matter where it is. Swollen lymph nodes are your body’s way of telling you that something’s wrong. Usually, they’re alerting you to a mild infection or illness. Once your immune system has fought the pesky invader, your lymph nodes will shrink back to their normal

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

3. Non-Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Conditions

The 17 conditions listed alphabetically in this chapter are non-orthopaedic in nature. They can affect bones, muscles, and the structures surrounding joints and can cause just as much discomfort as orthopaedic issues.
Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot is more common in men than in women and more common in older adults than in

2. Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Conditions

Orthopaedic conditions directly involve bones, muscles, and joints. Of the 38 conditions covered in this report, 20 are orthopaedic in nature and are described in this chapter. The 17 non-orthopaedic conditions are discussed in Chapter 3.
Achilles Tendinitis
The Achilles tendon runs along the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf

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,

What a DXA Scan Can Reveal About Your Bone Health and Fracture Risk

Some common health concerns among postmenopausal women include breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke—but a medical condition that is more common than all of these is often overlooked. The condition is osteoporosis—weak, brittle bones that put you at high risk of suffering a bone fracture.

“More women suffer osteoporotic fractures each

News Briefs: Thinking Good Thoughts; Higher Eduction & Alzheimer’s Disease

Thinking Good Thoughts About Yourself Provides Mental, Physical Benefits
People who took the time to think kind and encouraging thoughts about themselves and others developed greater self-compassion and connection to others and experienced improved heart function, according to a small study published recently in Clinical Psychological Science. Researchers divided study participants

Don’t See Joint Pain as a “Normal” Part of Aging

Research suggests that as many as 65 percent of older adults experience joint pain. Often the discomfort may simply be due to exertion, particularly if you experience pain after strenuous exercise. “In this case, ice and rest should help,” says David C. Thomas, MD, professor of medicine and rehabilitation medicine

1. I’m Tired of This!

If you suffer from fatigue, you should know you’re not alone. Some 2.5 million people suffer from fatigue, according to estimates, and between 900,000 to 1 million Americans meet the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Cases of fatigue are

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