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Foot Pain Information Foot Pain Diagnosis A personal and family medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests (e.g., imaging tests, blood tests) may be used to help diagnose foot pain. A family history includes information about structural foot problems and other medical conditions, such as diabetes, gout, and arthritis in the patient’s family. A medical history includes information about…

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Relief of Foot Pain Treatment for foot pain varies, depending on the cause. Mild foot pain often can be relieved by wearing shoes with wide toe boxes, by using shoe inserts or pads (available over the counter), and by keeping off the affected foot as much as possible until the pain subsides. RICE therapy—rest,…

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Foot Pain Information Foot Pain Diagnosis A personal and family medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests (e.g., imaging tests, blood tests) may be used to help diagnose foot pain. A family history includes information about structural foot problems and other medical conditions, such as diabetes, gout, and arthritis in the patient’s family. A medical history includes information about…

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Relief of Foot Pain Treatment for foot pain varies, depending on the cause. Mild foot pain often can be relieved by wearing shoes with wide toe boxes, by using shoe inserts or pads (available over the counter), and by keeping off the affected foot as much as possible until the pain subsides. RICE therapy—rest,…

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Physical Activity Guidelines for Arthritis Sufferers Despite the health risks inherent in a sedentary lifestyle, research indicates that only about 14% of men and 8% of women with osteoarthritis meet the baseline level of physical activity necessary for a healthy lifestyle, according to Medicalnewstoday.com. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researchers studied…

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Early Drug Treatment Is Crucial for Rheumatoid Arthritis Early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is critical—but patients don’t always get it, new studies show. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that results in inflammation of the joints and possibly other organs and tissues. Its cause is unknown, but it occurs most commonly in…

Timing When to Take Your Daily Medications

Rheumatoid arthritis The immune system component that normally attacks foreign bacteria and viruses mistakenly attacks cells lining the joints, causing swelling, stiffness and pain. Symptoms tend to be at their worst in the morning. When to take medicine: Take RA medicines in the evening or at night. Here’s why: Taking aspirin and…

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Spinal Stenosis Overview Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, the cavity within the vertebral column through which the spinal cord and nerves pass. Nerves leaving the spinal cord are called nerve roots; they pass through the vertebral column via small canals. Arthritic changes that cause overgrowth of…

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Don’t Let Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms Go Undiagnosed and Untreated For some psoriasis patients, a potentially joint-destroying condition quietly lies in wait. One study reveals just how unassuming this complication, psoriatic arthritis, can be. Lifescript’s Medical Detective unveils who’s at risk, what the psoriatic arthritis symptoms are and why women should…

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints (the points where bones meet) in one or more areas of the body. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, all of which have different causes and treatment methods. The symptoms of arthritis usually appear gradually but they may also occur suddenly….