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Heel Pain: 8 Common Causes

The heel of the foot is sometimes called the "hindfoot," and people understandably think of it first as a bone, also called the calcaneus. But there are actually many different types of tissue that make up the heel. Disorders of any of these tissues and the structures they form can … Read More

Ankle Pain: 6 Common Causes

Our ankles are complex structures composed of four bones, the tibia and fibula (bones of the lower leg), the calcaneus (heel bone), and the talus (a small bone between the tibia, fibula and calcaneus), along with multiple tendons and ligaments.

Cushioning between the bones in the ankle is … Read More

What Is Gout?

Gout, a form of arthritis, occurs when uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints. Uric acid forms when the body metabolizes substances called purines, which are found in a variety of foods. In further answering the question "What is gout?" we should describe the impact food … Read More

Foods to Avoid with Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis---it's sometimes referred to as gouty arthritis---caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in one or more joints. It most often occurs in the big toe joint, but also can affect your hands and your knees. Uric acid forms when the body … Read More

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Experiencing elbow pain? To get to the bottom of it, consider the elbow's structure.

The elbow is a complex part of the arm formed by three bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the radius (the lower arm bone on the thumb side), and the ulna (the lower arm bone on the … Read More

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