By Dr Nsisong Asanga Lower back pain can strike without warning, significantly affecting your health, safety, and well-being. Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And It’s one of the most common causes of missed work in the United States, leading to about $67 billion in lost income and […]
Can You Heal Plantar Fasciitis Quickly?
By Donna Reese, RN, MSN If you have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, you are well acquainted with the aggravating foot pain and disability it can cause. Certainly, you wish for this distress to resolve quickly. However, your doctor may have explained that it takes awhile for plantar fasciitis to heal.You may wonder why […]
Why are Women More Prone to Heel Pain Than Men?
By Janelle Barowski, MSN RN Heel pain is a debilitating but common experience. Current research indicates that as many as 1 in 8 adults have heel pain. More than half of the participants reported severe heel pain that affects their daily life. Women have heel pain more frequently than men do. But why? Some conditions […]
Do High-Heeled Shoes Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
By Dr Nsisong Asanga Did you know high heel shoes were created for men? In the 10th century, the Persian cavalry wore high-heeled shoes to keep their feet in stirrups. By the 17th century, men wore them as a symbol of power. Eventually, women began to wear them too. Over the years, they became […]
Can Cryotherapy Cure Plantar Fasciitis?
By Kristi Van Winkle, BSN. RN Plantar fasciitis is irritation and inflammation caused by micro-tears in the band of tissue between the heel and the toes, which can cause pain in the heel area. Podiatrists may recommend ice packs to ease the pain and help the healing process, but is cryotherapy a viable option for […]
What is the Difference Between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?
By Rehan Iqbal The short answer to this question is that, in the United States, these two terms are synonymous. Both mean “foot doctor”, but chiropodist is a bit more of an old fashioned term. It also has slightly different meanings in different parts of the world. In this article, we explore the similarities and […]
What are the Type of Foot Orthotics and How Do they Help Foot Issues?
By Rehan Iqbal If you work on your feet for most of the day, a little bit of pain may be normal for you. In fact, experiencing foot pain is a common complaint for many people. It can be caused by many factors, just as there are various ways to resolve the problem.The good news […]
What is the Difference Between a Podiatrist and an Orthopedist?
By Rehan Iqbal Podiatry and orthopedic surgery have a lot in common. Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists must attend college or university and medical school, complete a residency and pass a process of licensing and board certification. Many times podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons work together in group practices and in hospital settings. In this article, we […]
Are Crocs Good for Nurses?
By Rehan Iqbal Working in a hospital or other medical facility prohibits nurses from donning Crocs. It stands to reason that nurses should wear shoes that are comfortable, but those who put that priority ahead of their duty to keep patients safe regularly find themselves in peril when wearing Crocs.Nurses can wear Crocs when they […]
What is a Foot Doctor Called?
By Rehan Iqbal A general care provider can look at your feet and provide general care for minor problems. If you have a more serious foot problem or an issue that doesn’t respond well to initial treatment, you need to visit a doctor specialized in caring for the feet.Who is a Foot Doctor?Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist […]
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