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Steven F. Berkey, DPM, FACFS
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Here’s another reason it’s important to be careful with your feet: One out of every twenty people in the United States is affected by a toenail problem every year, with the most common problems being ingrown toenails, fungus, and trauma.
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Poor foot structure doesn’t just make your feet hurt - it can result in abnormal walking and body mechanics, causing pain in your back, legs and hips! It’s important to visit your podiatrist for a biomechanical assessment at the first sign of foot discomfort, poor balance or unexplained corns and calluses.
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Stretching your plantar fascia and other lower muscles before using the treadmill can help reduce your chances of foot pain and injury.
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It’s estimated that up to 60 million adults in the US have flat feet. If you or your child has foot pain, it’s a good idea to see the podiatrist for a thorough evaluation and treatment. With proper care, you can prevent additional discomfort and debilitating complications.
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Did you know that your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments? Each step you take involves all these parts working together – so even the smallest injury or structural flaw can cause pain and interfere with your daily activities.
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Foot doctors have seen the incidence of injuries to the Achilles tendon increase by almost 300 percent in little over a decade. Here is some advice on preventing damage to the Achilles tendon: http://ow.ly/nYVA30hzMWC
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Read this interesting article to learn more about hammertoe and when a surgical procedure to treat the condition may be the most appropriate option in care: http://ow.ly/FxR630hzMWB
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For those who have experienced foot cramps while exercising, here’s the reason why: http://ow.ly/yDaJ30hzMWA
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Did you know that signs and symptoms for vascular disease often first appear in your feet? Your podiatrist is uniquely qualified among medical professionals to detect and diagnose vascular disease. http://ow.ly/HMOE30hzMWz
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Why do we land on our heels when other animals walk on their toes? http://ow.ly/95pw30hzMWy
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