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HighlightsOverviewAbout 75% of people in the United States have foot pain at some time in their lives.Nearly all cases of foot pain can be attributed to one of the following:
Ill-fitting shoesHigh-impact exerciseCertain medical conditionsFoot pain generally starts in one of three places: the toes, the forefoot, or the hindfoot.Risk FactorsElderly people are at very high risk for foot problems.Women are at higher risk than men for severe foot pain, probably because of high-heeled shoes.Medical Conditions Causing Foot Pain
ArthritisDiabetesObesityPregnancyMedicationsTreatmentNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil), may help ease pain and reduce inflammation.The acronym RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation -- the four basic elements of initial treatment for an injured foot.In most cases, stress fractures heal by themselves if you avoid rigorous activities.Stretching the plantar fascia is the mainstay therapy for restoring s...
When life gets you down, let the power of music wash over you and give you some words to live by. Sure, the pain can feel like unbreakable chains that tie you down while life passes you by. Don't let pain "step all over you". Ask yourself, "Are you going to let (it) hold you down and make you cry"? With an open heart and open mind, the doorway of change can open. No one can open doors "expect for you." You just have to "hold on for one more day".
"Don't you know things can change"? Those unhappy days, those incredible messes can turn around and go your way. Maybe you were teased, abused, attacked, or injured? Lose the blame and let those worries pass you by. It is worth your time to "break free from the chains". You can change your life. Make up your mind to "hold on for one more day cause it is gonna go your way". Yeah, there is pain, but you need to hold on because "thing'll go your way". Just hold on for one more day.
Hold On by Wilson Phillips
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DefinitionAnkle pain involves any discomfort in one or both ankles.Alternative NamesPain - ankle; Sprain - ankle; Ankle sprainCommon CausesAnkle pain is often due to an ankle sprain.An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments, which connect bones to one another.In most cases, the ankle is twisted inward, causing small tears in the ligaments. The tearing leads to swelling and bruising, making it difficult to bear weight on the joint.In addition to ankle sprains, ankle pain can be caused by:Damage or swelling of tendons (which join muscles to bone) or cartilage (which cushions joints)Infection in the ankle jointOsteoarthritis, gout,rheumatoid arthritis, Reiter syndrome, and other types of arthritisProblems in areas near the ankle that can cause you to feel pain in the ankle include:Blockage of blood vessels in the legHeel pain or injuriesNerve injuries (such as tarsal tunnel syndrome or sciatica)
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