Monthly Archives: December, 2014

What’s best when it comes to buying new running shoes?

Q: What are some of the main things that I should think of before purchasing a new pair of running shoes? I ask because sometimes, I run on hard surfaces, while other times I’ll jog on uneven, cricket ground. Do you know which brands and types might be good for me? Can you offer any …

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When ankles hurt and swell, is the problem one to take to a podiatrist?

Q: I’m a 33 year-old female and my left ankle suddenly started to hurt badly. I couldn’t touch the area as it became too tender, and it got too difficult to walk. I put an ice pack on the area, rubbed in some balm, took a painkiller and slept with my foot elevated and the …

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Is heel pain in kids just a ‘growing pain,’ or a bigger problem?

Q: My 10-year-old godson is pretty active, but has a significant increase in physical activity and running during football season. He’s fine during practices and games, but after he stops running, he has sudden pain in the back of his left ankle, the Achilles tendon area. It’s tender when pressed upon and painful when he …

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Give the gift of health this holiday with a medical mani-pedi!

Here’s a scary fact when it comes to your nails – there are nearly 50,000 nail salons across the United States, and because there’s so many, it’s hard to know what’s happening inside each one. Sure, there are disinfection standards at the state level and inspectors whose job is catching violations, but in some places, …

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