Author: Joanna Shuman

Sports Related Foot Injury

08 Jul How long for an ankle sprain to fully heal?

Recovery from a Sprained Ankle A sprained ankle is one of the most common lower-body injuries. Ankle sprains are 40% of all ankle injuries and about half of all sports injuries. A sprained ankle happens when you pull or tear a ligament. It is painful, but a...

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08 Jun Why Is the Bottom of Your Foot Itching?

Bottom of Your Foot Itching? Is your foot itching uncontrollably? Pruritis is the medical term for an irritating itch. It can occur anywhere on your body, but it’s more likely to happen to your feet. That’s because your feet are frequently exposed to moisture, irritants and...

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24 May How Much Do You Know About Your Achilles Tendon?

About Your Achilles Tendon? How much do you know about your Achilles tendon? Here are some intriguing facts about a ligament we depend on for walking, jumping and running. It’s Long The Achilles tendon is the thickest, longest tendon in your body. It’s Named for a Greek Warrior According to...

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31 Mar What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

About Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is an irreversible, chronic condition that often accompanies other diseases. The words peripheral neuropathy literally mean “dead nerves.” This condition causes a loss of feeling in the fingers and toes. More than 3 million people are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy every...

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25 Feb What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Podologist?

Podologists, Podiatrists, and Chiropodists: What’s the Difference? Have you ever heard of a podologist? What about a chiropodist? These are all different names for medical professionals who specialize in foot care. In the US, we routinely use the term podiatrist to refer to these doctors. Here’s...

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