Don’t Let a Bone Spur Hold You Back

32505827 Arthritis At Ankle Joint (gout , Rheumatoid Arthritis)To “spur someone on” is to get someone to act. Nudge a horse in the side with your boot, and he’ll begin walking. A few bucks can spur your tween into cleaning the bathroom speedy-quick. But with your feet, a painful bone spur can have the opposite effect: you can’t be spurred on to do much of anything because your foot hurts too much. A…

How Bad is Your Ankle Sprain?

38075936 Basketball Player Holding Ball, On Dark BackgroundThe NBA is living and competing in a bubble to protect its players from contracting COVID-19. But it doesn’t mean they’re safe from injuries on the court. Gordon Hayward’s awkward fall and severe ankle injury earlier this month is a reminder where there is a basketball game; there will always be ankle sprains. The Celtics announced Hayward would be out for four weeks with a…

Win the War Against Foot and Ankle Pain

Shutterstock M 1132197617 Foot Pain Girl Holds Her Hand 1Who hasn’t uttered the words “my feet are killing me!” at one time or another? It’s just one example of how we talk about our health. We seem to use a lot of words associated with confrontation. “She’s battling pain.” “He’s going to beat this.” We can have a gall bladder or gout attack. Early on in the current pandemic, President Trump told us we…

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The world is waiting as patiently as possible for an event that will, we hope, return our lives to normal: the creation of a safe vaccine for COVID-19. We hope that the vaccine arrives quickly. We hope it’s easily and fairly distributed. Above all, we hope it works well to protect us from this frustrating coronavirus. Vaccines are in the news this month, but not…

Should You Wear Shoes at the Beach?

Feet On The Beach In The Waves. AlbaniaSelf-isolation is getting really old. You’re thinking about escaping to the beach. In your mind’s eye, you see the sun warming your bare skin as you twirl your ankles in the cooling water. A fresh breeze blows off the water, flipping your hair in all directions. Emitting a contented sigh, you stroll back to your blanket, step on a piece of glass, tear the sole…