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Lately, people have been asking a lot of questions about sore feet. How can you turn sore feet into happy feet?
Inspect: Even though your feet are a long way from your eyes, they are still important. Sores, bumps, and rashes can go unnoticed unless you look at your feet. Anyone with diabetes or another condition that causes numbness should inspect their feet daily. Some people have even had their legs amputated because of a small sore that became infected. Pay attention to your feet; they are the only ones you get.
Shoe Inserts: The more cushioning for your feet, the better. Many products offer shock absorption that fit into the shoes. If you are on your feet often or are a very heavy person, the inserts need to be changed at least every six months because the shocks wear out. Not only will your feet be happier, your entire body will be happier with some well-cushioned shoes.
Rocker Bottom Soles: Most people have never heard of this before, so visualize the bottom...
Anyone who has stubbed a big toe in the middle of the night knows how painful that big toe can be. Anyone who has tried to walk with a painful big toe knows how difficult a simple step can be. Any minor issues with a toe can be quite disabling because the toes are so important. Itchiness, numbness, burning, throbbing, and swelling; all of these problems can effect the first toe. However, no one really wants to go to the doctor for toe problems . And you may be able to avoid a trip to the doctor's office with some home remedies. Let's look at some home remedies for a sore big toe.
Problem #1: Throbbing, Swollen Toe: Any simple trauma like a bump in the night can cause a swollen, throbbing toe. With a little ice and rest, these minor sprains usually heal. If throbbing and swelling is not related to trauma, an ingrown toe nail might be a culprit. Home remedies for an ingrown, infected toe include: soaking the toe in Betadine Antiseptic Solution; applying topical antibiotics that ar...
Did anyone ever tell you that you have a “lifestyle disease” because you have type 2 diabetes? Even if no one ever said that to your face, you can be sure that some people have thought that and even said so behind your back. Lots of people see type 2 diabetes as preventable if only we would eat less. They think that diabetes results from a choice, just as other lifestyle choices like cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol consumption lead to other diseases. It’s blame-the-victim time. Even the government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) buys into this argument. “We know obesity causes about two-thirds of diabetes,” this U.S. government organization told state health agencies in 2005, according to Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America’s Obesity Epidemic by J. Eric Oliver (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 49-50. In fact, no one has ever demonstrated that obesity causes diabetes or even insulin resistance. But why i...
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