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Pump Bump Haglund

26 Jan
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Pump Bump or Haglund Deformity WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? Haglund deformity is commonly known as a “pump bump” or retrocalcaneal bursitis. It presents as a painful enlargement of the back of the heel bone that becomes irritated by shoe gear. HOW DOES IT FEEL? The Haglund deformity presents as a red, painful, and swollen area in the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). Patients may also develop pain upon motion of the ankle joint and after activity, due to irritation of the Achilles Tendon. The syndrome usually occurs in females in the 2nd to 3rd decade, due to the irritation of the rigid heel counter of the shoe rubbing up and down on the back of the heel bone. LET’S DO A TEST! Haglund Deformity is…

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19 Jan

Top 10 Healthy Habits

Add these healthy habits into your lifeĀ and feel better naturally! Keep cellphones away from body: Studies show possible link between cellphones and cancer Eco-friendly cleaners: Use natural floor, bathroom and kitchen cleaners (like vinegar) Mouth hygiene: Brush teeth with non-triclosan and antibiotic-free toothpaste Hydrate: drink filtered or Reverse Osmosis water…

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6 Jan

Proper Breathing

Proper Breathing is important for your health. In our office we commonly see patients with poor breathing skills. This is amazing as we breathe all day! Improper breathing comes when all the effort to breathe is done with your rib cage. This commonly over strains the ribs where they connect…

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