Gout

November 22, 2013

Gout

Thanksgiving is next week! Pumpkin pie or pecan pie? Turkey or ham? What is your favorite thing to eat this holiday?

All the different foods you eat on Thanksgiving may also irritate your gout symptoms! Check out more about gout and it’s symptoms here:
http://www.greatlakesfootandankle.com/library/1860/Gout.html

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Raynaud’s Disease

November 14, 2013

Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s disease is also a condition that is symptomatic due to exposure to the cold. This affects your hands and feet, most common in women.¬†

Do you notice in the colder months when your hands or feet are exposed to the weather they feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress?

Check out more information about Raynaud’s disease and it’s symptoms here: Raynaud’s Disease

Cold Feet!

November 13, 2013

Cold Feet!

Well, since Michigan has jumped right into cold weather let’s talk about cold and how it affects your feet!

Have you ever heard of chilblains? Chilblains are caused by the skin’s abnormal reaction to cold. Circulation is a determining factor for chilblains; people with poor circulation in the feet are more susceptible.

Click our link to learn more about this:
http://www.greatlakesfootandankle.com/library/1781/Chilblains%28coldfeet%29.html

Happy Veteran’s Day!

November 11, 2013

Thank you to all that serve, or who have served our country. Freedom is not free, thank you for all of your sacrifices.

Orthotics

November 7, 2013

Orthotics

Do you know what orthotics are and what benefits they provide? Orthotic devices come in many shapes, sizes, and materials and fall into three main categories: those designed to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.

Check out more about the three different categories of orthotics HERE.