April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

Special attention is given to foot health each April as Foot Health Awareness month is observed. The podiatrists and staff of Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic would like to remind you and your loved ones that this is the perfect time to determine what shape your feet are in. Examining our feet can help identify early symptoms of other serious disorders such as vascular disease and diabetes. Foot...

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Boot Buying Advice

The doctors and staff at Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic have this boot selection advice to share: Be sure boots are insulated and waterproof. Even if the boot maker says the   boots are waterproof, still treat the pair with a waterproofing product. The body has to work harder to compensate for moisture, so try to minimize as much foot moisture as possible. Select natural material, like...

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Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain Relief

When you’re having heel pain, you’ll try anything to get rid of the pain. One technique that is rapidly gaining popularity today is shockwave therapy for heel pain. This therapy works on the proven theory that creating micro-trauma on a cellular level causes the blood vessels and bone cells within your body to regenerate so that they heal faster. As such, it is a safe, non-invasive...

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Understanding Plantar Fasciitis and Finding Remedies for the Pain

If you’re a runner, you might already be familiar with plantar fasciitis, either from the pain of experiencing the medical condition or from simple awareness of the pain risks associated with running. First things first, the plantar fascia is the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. This connective tissue also supports the arch of the foot. Stress on the plantar fascia from...

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Podiatrists Provide Ball of Foot Pain Relief

Having a strong foundation is just as important to humans as it is houses. Without one in place, structural damage and collapse are possible. In humans, the feet are our foundation and ball of foot pain is one of the many things may cause it to weaken. Thankfully, ball of foot pain may be resolved by visiting a Sterling Heights podiatrist office. Podiatrists know that ball of foot pain is often...

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4 Tips for Coping With Plantar Fasciitis

Dealing with plantar fasciitis sometimes be a bit of a trial. Fortunately, we have come up with a few clever tips for coping with plantar fasciitis pain. Stretch Before You Step There is nothing more painful than those first waking steps. To ease the pain of getting out of bed, stretch your calf before even putting your foot on the floor. This can easily be done with a towel or even your...

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