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When Toenails Look Like a Ram’s Horn
The medical term is Onychogryphosis or “Ram’s Horn” for short. The condition is characterized by a significant thickening & lengthening of the nail, and when left to grow for significant periods of time, can begin to resemble a ram’s horn or claws. Onychogryphosis can be caused by a range of factors. It is quite common […]
Signs of Infections of the Foot: 101
Most skin infections may resolve on their own or can be treated through antibiotics, but if left untreated, some infections can ultimately lead to hospitalization, surgery or amputation. It is important to see a podiatrist when you’re experiencing any foot abnormality. They can diagnose the problem and determine the best mode of treatment. A foot […]
“Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem. The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). Shin splints typically develop after physical activity. They are often associated with running. Any vigorous sports activity can bring on shin splints, especially if you are just starting a fitness program. Simple measures […]
Work Your Way to Better Balance
Balance is crucial for mobility and stability. John Hollander, DPM, discusses ways anyone can improve their balance to better prevent falls.
A Sprain or a Break Needs Quick Treatment
Is Barefoot Running a Good Idea?
If you’re planning on going to the Classical Mystery Tour Beatles Tribute Concert, you may decide to pay homage to Abbey Road by not wearing any footwear. In fact, barefoot running is an old phenomenon that is making a comeback with many enthusiasts. This topic brings up controversy in many circles. Discussions center on whether […]