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Flaky Feet

Dry, Flaky Feet Could Indicate Thyroid Problems

By Arden Smith DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM If your feet are dry and flaky, it could be thyroid problems, especially if moisturizer doesn’t help.  The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of your neck goes on the fritz; it doesn’t properly produce thyroid hormones, which control metabolic rate, blood pressure, tissue growth, and skeletal and nervous system

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Ingrown toenails

Why you shouldn’t wait for ingrown toenails to simply ‘go away’

By Christopher Chung, DPM By Christopher Chung, DPM g Ingrown toenails are one of the most common issues that most people can relate to regarding their feet. At some point in our lives most of us understand how painful an ingrown toenail can really be, especially when left untreated. You might have heard of the

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Deductibles

Deductible

By Christopher Chung, DPM Empty hDeductibles; Knowing where your money is going and why your health is a priority Knowing the purpose of your deductible is essential to understanding how to get the most beneficial health coverage for whatever medical treatments you may need contingent on your health conditions. So what is a deductible? To

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Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

By Arden Smith DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM As fall sports heat up for kids, so do 5K‘s, marathons, and golf tournaments for adults, Leading to ankle sprains for athletes of all ages. Serious athletes and weekend warriors often underestimate how severe a sprain can be and rush back into action without taking the time to rehabilitate

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Gout

By Basem Hakim, DPM, AACFAS Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that typically affects the big toe joints, but also can affect other joints of the foot, ankle, knee, wrist and elbow.  Anyone can get gout, but usually men are three times more common to get it than women, likely to develop gout between

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Marathon

Marathon

By Evan A. Vieira, DPM, FACFAS We have moved into September, school has resumed, and the marathon running season is beginning.   At this time of year both seasoned runners and newbies will lace up their running shoes and begin to train.  Running has tremendous benefits for both physical and mental health.  However, there are risks

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