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Managing Chilblains

Chilblains are a relatively prevalent problem when the weather is cooler. These are a painful and itchy reaction of the small arteries in the toes to the changes in temperature. They cause a painful red lesion, which later turns into a dark blue color when they become chronic. They have recently been receiving some extra

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Can flip flops have enough arch support?

Do they have enough arch support built in so that they can support the foot? Can they be used instead of foot orthotics? Even thousgh foot orthotics do work really well at helping people with foot orthotics, they do need to be worn in shoes. Not everyone wants to wear shoes all the time, so

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What to do about Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a very common problem in children and early teenagers that are still growing. The proper term for Sever’s disease is calcaneal apophysitis and probably should be used, but we are for now sticking to the common name. It is an excessive use type injury of the growth plate at the back of

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