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Swollen Feet? The Condition Can Require Prompt Medical Attention

Swollen Feet? The Condition Can Require Prompt Medical Attention

Swollen feet can be a normal inflammatory reaction due to overuse or a strain—the result of taking a bad step, for example. But swollen feet can also indicate a life-threatening medical condition, such as congestive heart failure. It’s important to determine whether there’s a known cause (like stepping in a

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

What Is Lupus? Defining an Immune System Disorder

What Is Lupus? Defining an Immune System Disorder

You’ve likely heard of the condition, but what is lupus? Simply put, it’s a group of autoimmune diseases in which the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. In the United States, lupus affects one in 2,000 people.

Lupus can affect multiple systems of the body, including the joints, kidneys,

Cold Extremities: Why Do I Have Cold Hands and Feet?

Cold Extremities: Why Do I Have Cold Hands and Feet?

If you’re starting to experience cold extremities more frequently these days, you may want to share those symptoms with your doctor at your next visit. Chances are there is nothing seriously wrong with your health to trigger chilly fingers and toes. But because circulation problems may be to blame, it’s

8 Complications of Diabetes You Should Recognize and Act Upon

8 Complications of Diabetes You Should Recognize and Act Upon

Diabetes is a condition characterized by an increase in blood sugar or glucose levels. If this increase is not controlled, it can lead to many other health problems in the long term. That’s the true danger of diabetes. For example, over time complications of diabetes can include heart or cardiovascular problems

3. Basic Gear

Water
If you’re increasing your physical activity, you may need to drink more water to replace fluids you sweat, especially if you walk in the heat of the day. But walking is such a gentle sport, and so much a part of our natural rhythm, that you shouldn’t run out to

Ask the Doctor: Swollen Ankles

Q. Lately, my ankles have been so swollen that it’s causing discomfort. What can I do to relieve the swelling?

A. Swollen feet and ankles are fairly common among older adults. You can take steps to reduce the swelling, but you also should report the swelling to your doctor. Swelling (also

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