Rheumatoid arthritis gets blamed for a lot of my aches and pains and although I know that it plays a huge part in this recent round of foot pain, I have decided to give RA a break from the constant blame and instead put the blame of my foot pain on my SHOES.
Last December, I received a pair of minimalist shoes for Christmas and began an experiment with the chronic pain in my feet. Basically the experiment was to get my feet out of supportive shoes as much as possible and build up some strength and muscle in my feet and ankles to see if it reduced the pain in my feet. I started off by wearing my Vibram Five Fingers when I worked out. Then I slowly transitioned to not wearing shoes at all when I worked out. When the weather warmed up in April, I began wearing my Vibram Five Fingers on my daily walks. Soon, I was walking half the walk in VFF and half of the walk barefoot. I LOVED It!!!
Since I am off work for several m...
In 1988, I developed a lump in my right breast. I was in my mid twenties and while I pointed it out to my doctors -- no one was alarmed. Finally in 1991, I started to have some pain associated and I decided to take it more seriously and sought the consultation of a breast surgeon. At my behest, he took the lump out and the biopsy read "dense fibrous tissue". Many people have fiber cystic tissue, but the lumps in my breasts were different shapes, hard and many. Size would change depending on stress, menstrual cycle and caffeine consumption and sometimes they felt tender, but most of the time I didn't feel them! In the following years, my gynecologists referred me to breast oncologists for my check ups, because the lumps are too many and the tissue is so unclear, they did not want the liability. I started having mammograms when I was 34, and the comment was my “mammograms look like a snow storm!” I started to ask &q...
Generic Name: TOLNAFTATE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (tole-NAF-tate) Athlete's Foot (Tolnaftate) Top Uses
Tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as
athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is an antifungal that works by
preventing the growth of fungus.
How To Use Athlete's Foot (Tolnaftate) Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly
dry the area to be treated. Apply this medication to the affected skin, usually
twice a day or as directed on the product package or by your doctor. Dosage and
length of treatment depends on the type of infection being
Some forms of tolnaftate (e.g., powder) need to be shaken
before applying. Check your product package to see if your form of this
medication needs to be shaken. Apply enough medication to cover the affected
area and some of the surrounding skin. After applying this medication, wash
your hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do ...
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