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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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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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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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Everything You Need to Know about Bunions

May 17, 2019 11:12:51 AM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, bunions

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Whether you’re wearing bulky boots in winter or breaking out the summer sandals, you might be dreading that large bump next to your big toe. Bunions are large, painful bumps that develop on the inside of a foot, where the big toe joint bends—often causing the big toe to bend sideways and face the other toes. Painful and permanent, those who have bunions will do almost anything to find relief. We spoke with Fairview Range’s Dr. Stacey Helland, DPM, to learn more about what causes bunions, what treatments are available, and how to reduce pain.

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Taking a “Step Back”: Understanding Foot Health Awareness

Apr 25, 2019 2:42:38 PM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, exercise

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With April comes signs of spring. For us Minnesotans, it means time to get out-and-about after a long winter. Hiking, walking, and running are all activities we enjoy as the weather warms up, which is why it’s also fitting that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month. This means, it’s time to take a “step back” when it comes to your foot health, what it means to you, and what you can do to treat your feet right.

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