Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Do nails at risk of falling off need nurturing by a doctor, or should nature take its course?

Q: About a week ago, I fell off of a bike, and when I looked at my toenail afterward, it was attached but it had a crease near the base that looked like the nail had bent up and come back down. The whole nail was a dull light blue color and now, seven days …

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Do ‘floppy feet’ as a kid lead to the need for bigger shoes as an adult?

Q: As a kid, I was diagnosed as having “floppy feet,” they tend to be wide toward the end. I had shoe inserts that probably set my mother back $100, but I never wore them — they weren’t terribly comfortable. Today, I am 32 (and male,) and my sneakers don’t seem to last as long …

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Is a numb-feeling knee normal – could it be growing pains or a grown-up problem?

Q: For almost a month, my knee has been feeling strange — it feels numb. It has a feeling of heaviness, and feels full. It just feels funny all over. It’s at the top of my knee, and it continued for a couple weeks. The other day, it hurt whenever I walked. Now, it hurts …

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Glass in the foot after cutting grass leads to need for surgery. But where?

Q: My husband was mowing the lawn recently when the lawn-mower threw a piece of glass and cut his leg. He went to med express and was told he had a piece of glass next to the bone on his tibia. And that an orthopedic would have to remove it. Can he do this in …

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