Posts Tagged "Family Foot Care Clinic"

April is Foot Awareness Month

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Fox 47 News / March 21, 2019 LANSING, Mich. — Special attention is given to foot health each April as National Foot Health Awareness month is observed. The Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) would like to remind the public that this is the perfect time to determine what shape ones’ feet are in. “Foot and ankle concerns are too often overlooked by the general public,” said Dr. Jodie Sengstock, MPMA director of professional relations. “Our feet are the foundation of our body. One of the goals of the MPMA is to reach out to the public to let them know that annual foot exams can lead to a better quality of life and also may help detect the onset of other life threatening diseases.” To continue reading please click here...

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Security guard slips on grass, slides into Tiger Woods’ ankle

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  CBS Sports / April 12, 2018 A security guard nearly caused Tiger Woods to fall over at the 14th hole at the Masters tournament Friday when the guard slipped on the rain-soaked grass and slid right into Woods’ ankle. Woods tripped and did not fall, but limped away and winced while flexing his ankle for the next few seconds, CBS Sports reports. Woods’ first shot on the 14th hole went into the left rough into the trees, causing security to push the patrons back to give him room to try to hit the green on his second shot. As Woods and the crowd ran to watch where the shot would end up, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent rushing over to control the spectators slid into Woods’ right ankle. The shot had landed on the green, setting Woods up for a long birdie. He sunk the ball on the third shot, giving him the birdie on the hole. He finished the day at 6 under par, with the five leaders all at 7 under par. To continue reading please click here...

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What are the best foot exercises for healthy feet?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Medical News Today / By Bethany Cadman / 02/18/2018 Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. By keeping the feet strong, a person can alleviate soreness, and improve overall health and flexibility. Regularly exercising and stretching the feet and ankles can help to ensure that muscles are providing the best support. These exercises may also increase the range of motion in the feet, keeping a person active for as long as possible. Most foot exercises are simple and require no complicated equipment. They can be done at home or in the gym as part of a regular exercise routine. To continue reading please click here...

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Why are my feet swollen?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source: Medical News Today Last reviewed Fri 5 October 2018 By Bethany Cadman Reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, PhD, RN, CRNA A person might experience swollen feet for a number of reasons. Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition that needs prompt medical attention. Here, we take a look at some of the reasons why a person’s feet may appear swollen, when they should talk to a doctor, and what the treatment might involve. To continue reading please click here...

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Daily foot care can prevent later problems

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Endocrine Today What should a person with diabetes be doing on a daily basis to ensure good foot health? Hinkes: Neuropathy, vasculopathy and a faulty immune system affect the feet of patients with diabetes and can lead to needless and preventable foot pathology. People with diabetes on a daily basis should be visually and manually inspecting both their feet and their shoes. The foot inspection is to identify a crack in the skin or a locally red swollen or warm area. The shoe inspection is to identify any defect in the shoe itself and any foreign objects in the shoes. People with diabetes who notice dry skin on their feet or legs due to autonomic neuropathy should apply a urea-based moisturizing lotion. They also need to wear appropriate socks and shoes for their activities. They should practice preventive foot care to avoid developing foot ulcers from the combination of sensory neuropathy and mechanical, chemical or thermal trauma. To continue reading please click here...

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6 ways to use your mind to control pain

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Women’s Health Watch Relaxation, meditation, positive thinking, and other mind-body techniques can help reduce your need for pain medication. Drugs are very good at getting rid of pain, but they often have unpleasant, and even serious, side effects when used for a long time. If you have backache, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain that interferes with your daily life, you may be looking for a way to relieve discomfort that doesn’t involve drugs. Some age-old techniques—including meditation and yoga—as well as newer variations may help reduce your need for pain medication. To continue reading please click here...

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Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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9 MICRO WORKOUTS YOU SHOULD DO EVERY DAY

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  https://life.spartan.com/post/9-micro-workouts-you-should-do-every-day Of all the excuses I hear about missing a workout, the lamest by far is “I was too busy.” Too busy to keep yourself healthy? Extend your life? Ensure you’re around to walk your daughter down the aisle or toss your grandson into the air? Here’s a simple solution for you: Spend a half-hour at lunch and five minutes every hour at work doing some sort of physical exercise. Over an eight-hour work day, that’s an hour of activity. You’ll get fit pretty quickly. Exercising in five-minute bursts will keep you alert and motivated. It’s been proven to increase workplace productivity. Here are 10 micro-workouts that I know you can fit into your day. To continue reading please click here...

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Tired of being fatigued

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Harvard Men’s Health Watch / Published: April, 2017 Weariness, tiredness, lack of energy. There are many ways to describe those times when you are so fatigued you can’t do anything. Often you bounce back after a quick rest or a good night’s sleep, but if fatigue is occurring more often and lasting longer, it could be a sign of something more serious. “Men may chalk up fatigue to aging, but there is no reason you should battle ongoing fatigue,” says Dr. Suzanne Salamon, a geriatric physician with Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Everyone gets tired sometimes, and your endurance may decline with age — you may not move as fast and sometimes tire quicker — but you should never be too fatigued to enjoy an active lifestyle.” To continue reading this article please click here...

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An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  New York Times / By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS / APRIL 12, 2017 Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at showed comparable impacts on life span. The findings come as a follow-up to a study done three years ago, in which a group of distinguished exercise scientists scrutinized data from a large trove of medical and fitness tests conducted at the Cooper Institute in Dallas. That analysis found that as little as five minutes of daily running was associated with prolonged life spans. After that study was released, the researchers were inundated with queries from fellow scientists and the general public, says Duck-chul Lee, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University and a co-author of the study. Some people asked if other activities, such as walking, were likely to be as beneficial as running for reducing mortality risks. Click here to continue reading...

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