My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.
6 October 2016
If you're a military veteran who isn't currently covered by TRICARE or another veteran-centered health insurance plan, you may be concerned about recent reports that more than half a million veterans will find themselves without health insurance in 2017. What healthcare options are available, and what can you do to keep yourself from becoming a statistic without paying more than you can afford for insurance coverage? Read on to learn more about some of the insurance options that may be available to you and your family as a benefit of your military service.
28 September 2016
If you suffer from anxiety and smoke cigarettes, your habit of smoking might actually be causing your anxiety symptoms to become worse. It may seem like smoking relieves your nerves when you are feeling overwhelmed, but this really is not the case. If you want to find a way to relieve your anxiety, choosing to stop smoking might be one of the best things you could do for yourself and your wellbeing.
23 September 2016
A major problem among teens and even in younger children is the abuse of prescription opiate drugs. While you may not expect children to have access to such medications, the issue is very real and very serious. Just like many other drugs that children or teens can become addicted to, there are many different ways that your child can obtain prescription opiates, including through a legal prescription. Whether your child has a prescription or not, if you have noticed that your child looks and behaves quite differently all of a sudden (lethargic, disinterested in school, confused, constricted pupils, etc.
1 September 2016
When you're suffering from foot pain, whether it's pain in your heel when you step or arch pain consistent with plantar fasciitis, you should call your local podiatry clinic and schedule an appointment. As a foot care professional, the podiatrist will get to the bottom of your pain and work with you on pain-prevention techniques, whether it's having orthotics made to wear in your shoes or another approach. If your appointment isn't for a few days and you're fed up with your pain, there are a handful of steps you can take on your own in the meantime to provide some degree of relief.
29 August 2016
When you have skin cancer removed, the doctor typically removes the cancer and a portion of healthy tissue surrounding it to ensure no stray cancer cells remain. Because you may loose a lot of tissue, there may be a scar or scoop mark left behind after you heal. If the skin cancer is on your face, you probably want to minimize the scar as much as possible. In that case, your doctor may decide you're a good candidate for Mohs surgery.