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Recovering From An Ankle Injury

My name is Brandon Stewart and one of my weekend hobbies is playing football with a neighborhood team. A few months ago, I twisted my ankle while playing the game. My ankle was sore, but I hobbled around on it for several days before my wife insisted that I see a podiatrist. The doctor examined my foot and his diagnosis was a sprained ankle. I carefully followed the instructions of the podiatrist and it wasn't long before my ankle was as good as new. The podiatrist even told me that he was impressed with my recovery time. My wife suggested that I write this blog to help others who have an ankle injury. In this blog, I'm documenting everything that happened from the moment I twisted my ankle. I hope that by reading my story, it will help you to recover quickly from your ankle injury too.

Why Wound Care For The Average Person Is Different From Wound Care For Diabetics

Not all wound care is the same for everyone. In fact, treating open wounds differs from person to person, and if a person has diabetes, then an entirely different type of wound care steps must be taken. There are reasons why a person with diabetes cannot treat a wound in the same way everyone else does, and this is especially true of wounds and lesions on the feet.  Circulatory Problems Read More 

Listen To Your Feet

When engaged in various athletic activities, one part of the body that is the most likely to suffer injuries is your feet. To avoid this, you will need to learn how to listen to your body in order to determine when you are placing too much strain on your feet. Examining Your Feet Look at your feet. Are they swelling? Do you notice a lot of blisters or loose skin? All of this can be an indication that you are spending too much time on your feet and that you may need to spend more time resting. Read More 

Two Ways To Alleviate Diabetic Nerve Pain In The Feet

One of the more painful side effects of diabetes is diabetic neuropathy. High blood sugar levels cause nerve damage that leads to numbness, burning, and pain in the limbs. Out of all the body parts, the feet are most affected because that's where blood circulation tends to be poorest in diabetic individuals. If you're suffering from diabetic neuropathy in your feet, here are a couple of tips for alleviating it. Read More 

Inexpensive Home Remedies For Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail can be extremely painful. This condition occurs when the toenail grows into the skin, instead of over it. Fortunately, there are many different ways to treat an ingrown toenail at home with very little money. Unfortunately, not every method will work for every person. As such, you may need to try different methods to see which, if any, will work for you. Wedge Cotton Under the Toenail Read More 

2 Tips to Keep Inflammation to a Minimum After Rolling Your Ankle During Sports

Taking part in sports on a regular basis can be an enjoyable way to remain active. The more intense the sport, the higher your chance of injury. While you can end up rolling your ankle while running for long distances, you may have a higher chance of experiencing this injury if you take part in a sport like basketball or football. This often happens because of how you come down on your ankle when you jump into the air. Read More