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Fall Book Recs

Looking for some nooks to curl up by the fire with? Here’s what our staff is reading! Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life By: Delia Ephron After the long illness and death of her older sister, Nora, and the long illness and death of her first husband, Jerry, Delia Ephron was stunned—if not

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So You Think You May Have a Neuroma

Neuromas are a very common condition What is a Neuroma A compression on a nerve Irritates the nerve and causes it to thicken/get bigger What can cause a Neuroma Certain shoes (tapered show tor boxes, high heels, etc.) Specific foot structures (high arches) Certain activities (Repetitive irritation, high impact, etc.) Signs and symptoms Pain Tingling,

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Peripheral Artery Disease and Your Feet

Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD is a circulatory disease that is a result of narrowed arteries in your body that can ultimately lead to reduced blood flow in your limbs. Peripheral arteries are important because they are in charge of bringing blood to your arms and legs. What does it mean if I have PAD

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Diabetic Foot Care Do’s and Don’ts

Still need a bit of guidance when it comes to diabetes and your feet? Here are a couple do’s and don’ts DO Check your feet everyday (for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, and other nail problems) Check your blood glucose levels routinely Make healthy food decisions Exercise Gently bathe your feet Keep your feet warm and

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Diabetes and Your Feet

While diabetes has a big impact on many different parts of your body such as the eyes, skin, nerves, and heart, one of the biggest impacts is on the feet. Diabetes can cause problems related to circulation and neuropathy (caused by damaged nerves). Poor Circulation & Neuropathy The signs cramping in your legs slow healing

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The Importance of Compression Socks/Stockings

Your doctors may be constantly recommending that you wear compression socks, do you know why though? What do Stockings do? Aching and heavy feeling in legs Swelling in legs Preventing blood clots, primarily after surgery or injury when you are less active Preventing complications of blood clots in the legs, such as post-phlebitic syndrome (pain and

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Pediatrics and Orthotics!

A child’s foot is constantly changing and it’s important to look out for any abnormalities especially if they cause pain.  Our feet are the foundation for support so it’s important to make sure they are progressing properly.  When that support isn’t stable, that affects the posture and development of your child’s lower musculoskeletal system.  In

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Back to School Shopping Tips from Renaissance

Shoes Should Fit Best fit is about fingers width from the end of the shoe tip Account for your child’s growth when buying shoes (children can grow up to 2 sizes in 2 months) Tights shoes can cause blisters, corns, calluses, and even ingrown toe nails Shoes Wear Out Inspect shoes for proper arch support

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