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You Hurt Your Big Toenail, Now What? How long does it take for a nail to grow out? Common question, but I'm afraid I can't give you an exact answer. Nails grow approximately 1mm a month, but they can grow faster or slower, depending on the overall health of the patient, trauma, or fungus. At one point in my youth I wanted...
This series will explore the most common running injuries, their treatment, and prevention. In this entry, stress fractures.

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A stress fracture is what most people know as a "hair-line fracture".  It is a small crack in the bone due to repeated stress.  When you are seen by a foot specialist for a stress fracture it may not be visible on x-ray at the initial visit.  It can show up on x-ray about two weeks...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
Ankle arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the ankle joint that in most cases results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Ankle arthritis like many other types of arthritis is a condition that is thought to affect older adults however, it is important to note that there is no age limit...

Posted by on in Sports and injuries
An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue-like rubber bands– that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together.In the ankle joint,ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement.However, not all ankle injuries are sprains; they can...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
It’s getting close to beach season and I bet this spring you were excited about getting back into your fitness program so you could fit into that new bathing suit you just bought. And as the weeks pass your workouts went well, you started noticing results. You felt good and were well on your way to...

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