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Is the Bump on my Foot a Cyst?

Is the Bump on my Foot a Cyst?

Is that bump on your foot a cyst?  The weather is finally turning and the trees are starting to bud. Springtime in Montana is usually a long-awaited break from the past winter. With nicer weather comes a change in shoe gear. As we start to become more active outside...

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Foot Rash – Contact Dermatitis

Foot Rash – Contact Dermatitis

Our feet are subject to our everyday lives. Whether they are abused by how much we are on them or what we wear, the amount of stress they are put through cannot be ignored. Regardless of what we put them through, they seem to adapt to all different terrain, shoe gear...

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Turned in Ankles (Pronation)

Turned in Ankles (Pronation)

What is Pronation? Many of us have heard of or are familiar with the term pronation, but don’t understand what it means.  Per the Merriam-Webster dictionary, pronation: rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in...

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How to Cut Your Toenails Correctly

How to Cut Your Toenails Correctly

I know what you are thinking, “Is this really a blog topic?”  Hear me out: I get asked this question all the time.  This topic seems rather elementary, but there are some guidelines to follow to avoid causing potential injury or infection.  This is particularly...

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What are Shin Splints?

What are Shin Splints?

What are shin splints? The New Year brings new activities and resolutions. Weight-loss by becoming more active is a common resolution to start the New Year. With new activities comes new stress on your muscles, bones and joints. Although exercise is extremely...

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Chilblains vs. Raynaud’s Disease

Chilblains vs. Raynaud’s Disease

Chilblains vs Raynaud’s Disease Winter weather is difficult to escape, especially in Western Montana. Many Montanans embrace the winter weather participating in winter sports throughout the season. Whether you are out on the slopes or Nordic trail, snowmobiling,...

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Frostbite

Frostbite

Frostbite There has been an extended cold snap lately and with that comes the potential for frostbite, which often affects the toes.  With the winter in full swing, keeping warm is a high priority. We all take measures to protect ourselves when we venture out onto the...

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Holiday Foot Blog: Stockings

Holiday Foot Blog: Stockings

Holiday Foot Blog: Stockings Where did the tradition of leaving stockings (or socks) hanging, to be filled with presents?  Saint Nicholas, an early Christian saint, was known to secretly leave gifts and presents, thus thought to be the basis for the Dutch Sinterklaas...

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Holiday Foot Blog: Mistletoe

Holiday Foot Blog: Mistletoe

Holiday Foot Blog: Mistletoe Yeah, this is an obvious one!  We have all heard of mistletoe and what you are supposed to do when under it, but what kind of a plant is it and how did the holiday traditions begin? First, the plant: Mistletoe is a parasitic plant, meaning...

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Injury Prevention in Sporting Activities

Injury Prevention in Sporting Activities

Injury Prevention in Sporting Activities The alarm clock rings and you are ready to start your new training program. Everything is in order, you are motivated, you have a training regimen, and you even found a group of like-minded people just as eager as you. Most...

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National Diabetes Month – November

National Diabetes Month – November

November is American Diabetes Month Did you know that 29 million Americans have diabetes?  That’s 1 in 11 people-most of us have a family member or close friend who has the disease.  The American Diabetes Association provides more sobering statistics: 86 million...

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