Improve Flexibility and Relieve Pain Through Stretching

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Remember Gumby? He’s that green, clay cartoon character whose outrageous flexibility helps him out of tricky situations. You may not ever need to stretch your legs to three times their length like this animated TV and movie star, but being able to stretch certainly has its advantages, especially as we get older. Having good flexibility […]

Treatment for a Neuroma Doesn’t Have to Mean Surgery

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You’re out for a walk when suddenly you get a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot. “Hold on,” you tell your friend, “I’ve got to take this pebble out of my shoe.” You remove your sneaker only to find the pebble is non-existent. You haven’t got a rock in your shoe. You’ve got […]

Obesity, Diabetes, and Your Child’s Feet

Remember the term “juvenile diabetes?” While that name is still around, you’re more likely to hear “Type 1 diabetes” to describe this autoimmune disease. Type 1 diabetes usually strikes a person when they’re quite young. There’s no way to prevent it and there isn’t any cure for it. However, in the United States and many […]

The Importance of Exercise for Type 2 Diabetics

You’d have to be living under a rock since the 1950s or so to not have heard that physical activity and exercise are beneficial to every individual’s health and longevity. Some of the benefits we’re all familiar with include increased energy enhanced mood improved cardiovascular health keeping off unwanted extra pounds maintaining strong muscles and […]