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Ingrown ToenailsThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Lawrence Tynes underwent surgery over the summer to help fix a painful ingrown toenail.

Unfortunately, days after the surgery Tynes wound up developing an infection known as MRSA. Although other players on the team have also experienced MRSA, the team does not hold itself accountable for Tynes’ condition.

The Buccanneers placed the kicker on the non-football injury list, costing Tynes a year of earnings toward his retirement pension. Since MRSA is often transmitted in training facilities, Tynes believes his toe infection could have originated there. However, Tynes needs to prove that his infection and injury were indeed the byproduct of playing football.

Ingrown toenails can be painful. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, be sure to seek the aid of chiropodist Dr. Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinics. Marz Hardy can provide the right treatment and care your feet need.

Ingrown Toenails Causes

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.

Treatment

There are a number of steps you can take to treat ingrown nails:

-Let your toenails grow out
-Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
-Placing a piece of cotton under the affected nail may allow the toe to grow up instead of into the nail bed
-Rest with your feet up

If however, your pain is severe, or you see red streaks running up your leg, you should see a podiatrist. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure. A local anesthetic may be used to lessen the discomfort of the operation.  Topical medication may also be prescribed to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail. You will probably have to stay off your feet for a day or so, but should be able to carry on normal activities quickly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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obesity and your feetIn Arlington, Virginia, Michelle Schneider and Dave Dunn remain fit by working out on a treadmill. Furthermore, they work every day at Evolent, a health-care startup facility. Specialists are carefully detecting the affiliation between work-related labor and physical activity and are trying to increase the knowledge about it. They want to learn if by doing both, people could cut the quantity of glucose that gathers in their bloodstream.

Michael Jensen, a researcher at Mayo Clinic is on the phone and on a treadmill at the same time. Meanwhile, Australian researcher David Dunstan uses a speakerphone so he can walk around in his office. Both are trying to find the link between sitting down and premature death. Based on their findings, these two have remained on their feet for the most part of their day.

Jensen explains that he and his colleagues at Mayo, in Rochester, Minn., were studying weight control when they discovered that some people "spontaneously start moving round and don't gain weight" when they have overeaten. "This really got us thinking about this urge to move," Jensen says, "and how important that might be for maintaining good health."

Your feet are just as important to the rest of your body.  If you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Dr. Hardy can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

How Obesity Affects Your Feet

Extra weight can sneak up on anyone unprepared. It’s not until your feet begin to hurt at the end of the day when you realize they have been carrying your entire body weight. There are many side effects that occur in the feet as a result of having a few extra pounds.

  • Leaning forward (uneven posture)
  • Extra weight placed in the wrong parts of your feet
  • Development of Type-2 diabetes
  • Loss of sensation in the legs and feet
  • Small sores
  • Plantar Fasciitis

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Rheumatoid ArthritisSeveral studies suggest rheumatoid arthritis as being a deadly risk factor for blood clotting. The analysis found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis were more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots, three times more likely to develop a DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, and twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, or PE.

About 11-30% of people who are diagnosed with either a DVT or PE have died within 30 days of their diagnosis. The study also found that 77% of the patients who were affected by rheumatoid arthritis were female, with the average age of diagnosis being 52 and one in five of the patients being over the age of 65. The patients that were studied were also likely to have other conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

If you are suffering from foot pain and think it might be caused by arthritis, you should seek the care of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy, D.Ch., B.Sc., Podiatric Medicine of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Marz can examine your foot pain and identify any potential conditions.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. As a result, inflammation of the lining and the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occur.

Symptoms

- Swelling & pain of the feet
- Stiffness in the feet
- Pain on the ball or sole of feet
- Joint shift or deformation can occur

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is usually necessary for the podiatrist to treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine what could have triggered the condition. The Rheumatoid Factor Test helps determine if someone is affected by the disease.

Treatment

Treating RA is usually a lifelong process that includes a variety of methods and therapy. Your doctor will prescribe special shoes that help with arch and heel support, and a physical therapist will assist with joint flexibility.

If you have any questions, please contact our Foot Clinic in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Rudy GobertRudy Gobert of Utah Jazz will be enduring a small surgery for an ingrown toenail. The basketball player born in France will have the operation completed in his birthplace of Cholet. The athlete suffered swelling in his foot because of the ingrown toenail, playing only for seven minutes in a recent game. “I just need a very small surgery,” Gobert said, “and I’ll be good (in) two weeks.” Gobert wants to move to Utah in August to train for fall camp.

If you are suffering from severe pain due to an ingrown toenail, you should seek the help of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Hardy can assess your condition and provide you with the right treatment and care for your feet.

Ingrown Toenails Causes

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.

Treatment

There are a number of steps you can take to treat ingrown nails:

-Let your toenails grow out
-Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
-Placing a piece of cotton under the affected nail may allow the toe to grow up instead of into the nail bed

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more on Ingrown Toenails.



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