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Tips To Bear In Mind When Seeking Foot And Ankle Treatment

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A lot of people have mobility issues with their feet and ankles. When your ankles are swollen or your feet are experiencing sharp, stabbing pains, it can be difficult to get around and enjoy every day life. Because of this, you should speak to a foot and ankle specialist who can recommend treatments and surgeries that will decrease pain and increase mobility. Linking up with one of these professionals, while also applying the other tips below, will let ramp up your foot and ankle health on your terms.…

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4 Reasons To Consider An Urgent Care Visit Instead Of An ER Trip When Your Child Is Sick

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When your child is sick, you want nothing more than to help him or her feel better. However, all too often, well-meaning parents end up turning an unpleasant situation into an even worse one by taking a sick child to an emergency room when it’s not actually necessary. Generally, if your child has a fever, a simple laceration, a minor burn, or another non-life-threatening ailment, urgent care is the better choice—and for good reason.…

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3 Tips For Finding Relief With Hypermobile SI Joints

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Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction can occur for one of two reasons. Although your SI joints are designed to have little movement, they can become fixed, causing significant pain. In other cases, the joint can have too much movement (hypermobility) due to laxity of the supporting structures. Several strategies can be used to help minimize hypermobility of the SI joint. Give Your Joints A Rest Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to completely eliminate pressure on your SI joints.…

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Protesting Contact Lenses And Eyes From Asbestos Dust

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Those who work with asbestos and removing it from buildings know how dangerous this item is to their health. Unfortunately, asbestos dust may end up getting on contact lenses and, therefore, on the eye. While most people know about the dangers of asbestos and the lungs, few know how problematic it is on the eyes and how contact lenses can increase the risk of this problem. Contact Lenses And Asbestos Dust Do Not Get Along…

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Don't Use Dry Ice On Your Plantar Warts!

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People who develop plantar warts may decide to save money on visiting a podiatrist and simply put dry ice on them at home. This is a huge mistake, and one that can be very dangerous to make. What Are Plantar Warts? Plantar warts are not the same as normal warts because they aren’t caused by the same problem. They are actually skin growths caused by a viral infection with HPV virus.…

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Have Fibromyalgia And Didn't Like Acupuncture? 2 Reasons To Try Dry Needling Instead

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If you suffer from fibromyalgia, then you may turn to alternative medicine for relief of your pain and fatigue because many provide all-natural pain relief. Since acupuncture works so well for many people who suffer from fibromyalgia, you may have tried it and decided it “wasn’t for you” for some reason. Don’t give up hope and think that you may be “running out of options” for getting fibromyalgia relief, because dry needling is another very effective form of alternative medicine that works very well for many people suffering from fibromyalgia.…

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What Do You Need To Know About Laser Body Contouring?

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Swimsuit season, a mid-winter cruise, your wedding, those amazing new jeans that you can’t wait to fit into… What do all of these have in common? They’re all times when you probably want to look your best. Laser body sculpting is a noninvasive way to smooth and contour your body. So when you need to look toned, but don’t want to go under the knife, it may be an easier option.…

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Don't Let A Christmas Tree Allergy Put A Damper On Your Holiday

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Whether your allergy symptoms are mild or severe, the holiday season isn’t the time when you want your allergies to flare. But if you rank among the unlucky number of people who are allergic to Christmas trees, you may wonder exactly what it is about the festive evergreens that make you so miserable when the allergy symptoms kick in. You may also want to know what steps you can take to help keep your allergy symptoms at bay while you celebrate the season.…

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What You Need To Know About Stress Fractures

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Many people experience injuries to their feet and ankles. You use your feet and ankles so much that it is normal to have problems once in a while. One injury that is quite common for people who are very active, especially runners, is a stress fracture. Here are some things you need to know about stress fractures. What Is A Stress Fracture? A stress fracture is a small break in the bone.…

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Two Ways To Deal With Phantom Limb Pain

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Losing a limb can be difficult enough. However, a disturbing side effect that can make the situation even more stressful is phantom limb pain. This is when a person feels pain associated with a body part that’s no longer there. It is believed this condition is caused by the nerves in the affected area continuing to send out impulses that make the brain think the limb is still present and active.…

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