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Hammer Toe? What You Can Do

Aug 9, 2019 9:53:13 AM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, foot pain

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It isn’t too difficult to spot hammer toe. Typically developing on the second or third toe, the middle part of the toe will bend upwards and the end of the toe will flex down, resembling a hammer shape. What isn’t easy is how to fix this painful foot affliction.

We spoke with Fairview Range podiatrist, Dr. Stacey Helland, to learn more about what causes hammer toe, what treatment options are available, and how to prevent it.

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Treatment Options for Ingrown Toenails

Jul 17, 2019 1:15:13 PM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in podiatry, foot pain, Dr. Helland

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With summer well underway, you’re probably thinking about switching up your footwear. But whether you’re breaking out the hiking boots to hit the trails or finding the perfect pair of flip flops for the lake, you know nailcare is important. Unfortunately, choosing footwear for summer becomes a pain when an ingrown toenail decides to show up to the party. While ingrown toenails are treatable and usually clear up within a few days, they can be painful—and there can be consequences if they are left untreated.

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Finding Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis

Jul 8, 2019 3:45:23 PM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in podiatry, foot pain, plantar fasciitas

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Your alarm clock goes off. Turning it off, you sit up in bed and stretch. Just as you’re getting out of bed, your feet touch the floor.

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Fall Prevention: Dr. Kasey Kapella

Jun 28, 2019 3:57:43 PM / by Fairview Range posted in Fairview Range, Safety, Fall Prevention, Dr. Kapella

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Here at Fairview Range, we want our patients to take the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe. June is National Safety Month. We ask our patients to take the time to consider precautions and prevention tips to ensure their own safety and the safety of others when it comes to preventing injury at work, at home, and in our communities. The following article was written by Dr. Kasey Kapella and first published in the Hibbing Daily Tribune Senior Resource Guide’s September 2018 issue.

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Foot Pain with Bouts of Gout? Your Questions Answered Here...

Jun 20, 2019 8:11:00 AM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in podiatry, gout, foot pain

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If you have gout, you know symptoms can often come on quickly and painfully. Especially foot pain. Gout symptoms can often range from uncomfortable to downright crippling—but what’s worse is how the pain can affect your daily life. After all, when you’re suffering from a gout attack, what’s there to do?

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Foot Pain

Jun 14, 2019 8:02:00 AM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, rheumatoid arthritis

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Whether you’re missing out on skiing, hiking, or experience pain walking from one room to another, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) often affects every aspect of your life. RA is a painful, chronic disease which commonly affects the feet and other joints. Signs and symptoms may vary—from soreness and swelling of the feet that lasts a few days, to prolong pain that comes with the disease eroding the joint and changing a foot’s shape.

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The Difference Between a Lumpectomy and a Mastectomy

Jun 10, 2019 9:09:00 AM / by Fairview Range Breast Center posted in Fairview Range, Breast Center, Breast Cancer, Screening

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It’s a big decision. Which breast cancer surgery option is right for you? We’re breaking down the terms you need to know to help you understand what each surgery will entail, what you will need to take into consideration, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Understanding Your Diabetes and Foot Care

Jun 6, 2019 9:38:00 AM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, diabetes

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Diabetes affects every aspect of your life, especially your feet. A small cut, an open sore, or even wearing improper footwear can pose serious health complications. That’s why it’s important to follow the guidelines put in place by your doctor and podiatrist, inspect your feet daily, and take conscious steps when taking care of your feet.

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Know Your Stuff: Breast Health Services 101

Jun 3, 2019 8:01:00 AM / by Fairview Range Breast Center posted in Breast Center, Breast Cancer, Screening, Mammogram

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Mammograms, MRIs, stereotactic breast biopsies—it can all feel a bit overwhelming. There’s lot of terminology that you may not be familiar with when it comes to breast health services—but no worries, we’re here to help break it all down.

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Getting a Mammogram: What You Need to Know Before You Go

May 22, 2019 7:58:00 AM / by Fairview Range Breast Center posted in Breast Cancer, Screening, Mammogram

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Getting a mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. However, for many patients, getting a mammogram for the first time can be an intimidating process. After all, what can you expect? The truth is, mammograms are not as scary as you think. But to better prepare yourself for your mammogram, there are a few things you may want to know before you go.

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