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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...
Alternative NamesSecond degree burn; First degree burn; Third degree burn PreventionTo help prevent burns:Install smoke alarms in your home. Check and change batteries regularly.Teach children about fire safety and the hazards of matches and fireworks.Keep children from climbing on top of a stove or grabbing hot items like irons and oven doors.Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so that children can't grab them and they can't be accidentally knocked over.Place fire extinguishers in key locations at home, work, and school.Remove electrical cords from floors and keep them out of reach.Know about and practice fire escape routes at home, work, and school.Set temperature of water heater at 120 degrees or less.ReferencesSinger AJ, Taira BR, Lee CC, Soroff HS. Thermal burns. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 60.Gallagher JJ, Wolf SE, Herndon DN. Burns. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Eve...
Metatarsalgia, a form of neuralgia, is an inflammation of the nerve that runs between the third and the fourth metatarsal (foot) bones.Metatarsalgia is caused by the compression of a small toe nerve between two displaced metatarsal bones. Inflammation occurs when the head of one displaced metatarsal bone presses against another and they catch the nerve between them. With every step, the nerve is pushed together by the bones and then rubbed, pressed again, and irritated without relief. Consequently, the surrounding nerve tissue becomes enlarged, with a sheath of scar tissue that forms to protect the nerve fibers.Metatarsalgia really covers a group of foot disorders. The classic symptom is pain in the front (ball) of the foot. Many people say that it is "like walking on pebbles," but x-rays usually show nothing irregular.The problem affects males and females from adolescents to older adults. It is most common in middle-aged women.The most common causes are:Heredity: Narrow, hi...
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