Flip-flops are popping up everywhere: at weddings, at work, at parties, and at home. What once was an article of clothing only seen at the beach or pool, now this flimsy footwear is a mainstay of closets across America. Ask someone why he/she wears flips and the laundry list of reasons is long. "They're comfortable," "They're cool," "They're fun," and "They're less confining"; this list of reasoning is reshaping our shoe choices and fashion sense. However, this list of reasoning is not very sensible in terms of health. Many parts of the body suffer from flip-flop related problems, problems that can be avoided. Here is a list of good reasons to avoid flip-flops.
1. No Support : Flip-flops are the least supportive of all shoes. Most flips are as flat as a board while the foot itself has many curves and arches. Why do people try to make a foot conform to something flat? Curves and arches need to be supported or else they tend to collapse. Flat feet , bu...
Definition Clubfoot repair is surgery to correct a birth defect of the foot and ankle. See also: Clubfoot Alternative Names Repair of clubfoot; Foot tendon release; Clubfoot release; Talipes equinovarus - repair; Talectomy; Fusion surgery for the foot; Triple arthrodesis Description The type of surgery that is done depends on how serious the deformity is, how old your child is, and what other treatments your child has had. Your child will have general anesthesia (asleep and not feeling pain) during the surgery. Your childs surgeon may make the tendons around your childs foot longer or shorter. This will help the surgeon put the bones and joints into normal positions. Sometimes, pins are placed in the foot for a time. One or two small cuts are made in the skin around the ankle and foot. A cast is placed on the foot after surgery to keep it in position while it heals. Older children who still have a foot deformity after surgery may need more surgery. Also, children who have not had surgery for the...
Hand-foot syndrome (HFS), or Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (PPE), is a side effect of some types of chemotherapy and other medicines used to treat breast cancer. Hand-foot syndrome is a skin reaction that occurs when a small amount of the medication leaks out of capillaries (small blood vessels), usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. When the medication leaks out of the capillaries, it can damage the surrounding tissues. Hand-foot syndrome can be painful and can affect your daily living.
Symptoms of hand-foot syndrome include:
tingling, burning, or itching sensation
redness (resembling a sunburn)
In severe cases of hand-foot syndrome you may have:
cracked, flaking, or peeling skin
blisters, ulcers, or sores appearing on your skin
difficulty walking or using your hands
The following breast cancer medications can cause hand-foot syndrome:
Xeloda (chemical name: capecitabine)
Adrucil (chemical name: 5-f...
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