Although some bunions are caused by injuries or by inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, heredity plays a major role in the development of a bunion. Most people who have a bunion have at least one close family member with a similar problem. What many don't know is wearing tight, narrow, pointy, high heeled shoes can aggravate bunions. But there are steps that can be taken to slow and sometimes stop the progression and ease the discomfort.
Football is a contact sport that involves stopping abruptly, sprinting and hitting, so getting hurt is inevitable. On a more positive note, there are many things that can be done to reduce the risk of injury. Here are some of the most common football injuries and prevention tips to keep you in the game.
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Approximately 10% of people will suffer from this condition during their lifetime. Runners and people who are on their feet every day all day are at a greater risk. The good news is that plantar fasciitis can usually be treated with home remedies. The key is in catching it early. If you notice your heel pain during the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning, chances are high that you have plantar fasciitis.
Perimeter Orthopaedics is the only practice in North Atlanta that offers true 3D weight bearing CT imaging of the foot and ankle. PedCAT scans allow Dr. Spiegl to view his patient's foot and ankle abnormalities in their normal standing position, providing for a more accurate analysis.
Even though Atlanta lacks a major league hockey team, plenty of locals still love the sport. So here’s a few tips to help you prevent injuries and stay in the game courtesy of Pro Stock Hockey.