Most bunions are caused by poor choices and/or poor fitting shoes. A bunion is essentially a dislocation of your big toe joint. The muscle in the bottom of our foot (adductor hallucis) that pulls our toe to midline becomes tight and strong and its counterpart (abductor hallucis) on the outside of the foot becomes weak and is unable to keep the big toe in a neutral position.
Also choose a shoe that is wide enough in the toe box. So many shoes squish our toes and we don’t always realize this as we become accustomed to it.
How and where can I get tested for Lyme disease? Lyme tests are BLOOD tests which can be done at UVM, Quest, or Igenix labs.
The first and only licensed vaccine against Lyme disease was developed by SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline)
Lyme disease was first recognized in 1975 after researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut, and two neighboring towns.
If you have just suffered a concussion, it is difficult to consider doing any form of exercise, especially cardiovascular activity.
We all know that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but when it comes to x-rays and MRIs for low back pain we have to ask: is it?
19th Century physician Julius Wolff was not your stereotypical wolf: he didn’t chase little pigs, and he definitely wasn’t interested in attacking dear old Grandma. In fact, Wolff was a German surgeon and anatomist who studied how bone reacts to pressure, and his theories—known as Wolff’s Law—are widely accepted to this day.
Spring is around the corner- yes some days it feels as if winter is still here but really the calendar says spring is coming. With spring comes longer days and an overall change in activity level.
The gluteal muscles are usually strong and functionally important. Inhibition or delayed onset of these muscles is the root cause of many injuries and pain in the back, hips, knees and ankles.
Headaches are one of the most common reasons by people go to the doctor. They can range from mild and simply annoying to severe and debilitating.
One in four Americans will have lower back pain at some point in their lives. Men and women are affected equally, although for different reasons. Men tend to have disk problems and are more likely to receive surgical treatment.
Nobody likes to be in pain. Yet, pain serves an important function: It signals that something is not right with the body. Uncertainty about the origin and meaning of a pain causes fear, and fear of pain becomes part of the pain.