This article describes the obesity and overweight facts in both Canada and America, which includes real statistics, the reason causing obesity and overweight in different age and gender groups; as well as the best treatment of resolving the problem. Statistics have shown that the Canadian population has experienced a great increase of obesity and overweight rates during the past few years, and this has been seen among all age groups and both genders. read more Traditionally, Asthma is researched and termed as a condition, which affects the respiratory track of the lungs. Asthma may be categorized into allergic and non-allergic or extrinsic, intrinsic and mixed asthma. read more Had my doctor check my foot today to see what was going on. Good news is he said it's not an infection!! WOOHOOO!!! If it was, my foot would be even bigger and all this other stuff and I would be put in the hospital for four days on IV's and antibiotics. Glad that wasn't what was happening. It is a fluid from surgery that can ooze out especially because I have a gap in my incision right now with it still open. He can see I've done "too much." He told my mom she is to be on "deputy" duty and make sure I am off my foot. If you are suffering from bunions, corns or calluses you may want to consider buying pads for your feet. These little pads can be used on the toe and heel areas to help reduce impact and friction. Contact a podiatrist in New York today. Dr. Menna and Dr. Pace of Manhattan Footcare each have 25 years of experience treating all types of foot condition. Call 212-629-5090 for an appointment or fill out a contact form Women are more likely to develop a bunion a third more cases are women rather than men. Some people inherit their bunion but the majority of bunions are caused by poor or tight shoe fitting. Bunions are one of the most familiar foot problems. Bunions are often reported as a bump on the side of the big toe. Bunions most usually affect women. Bunions happen nearly 10 times more often in women then men. The large toe may turn in toward the second toe (angulation), and the tissues surrounding the joint may be swollen and fragile. Bunions cause from inflammation and thickening of the bursa (fluid-filled sac in the connective tissue) and abnormal bone composition and misalignment of the toe. Bunions may be caused by taut, pointy-toed, or high-heeled shoes, and shoes that are too small. Most people live their lives on full speed and they never take the time to relax. Relaxation is supposed to be easy. You are supposed to be able to kick off your shoes, grab a beer, and sit on a nice couch to take a break. Have you done this? You spend half an hour every day soaking your feet and then stuffing cotton padding in between your broken up toenail and raw nail bed hoping to go another day and keep your ingrown nail at bay and also hoping it won't get bad enough that they'll have to eventually operate? Podiatrists agree that the best shoes for healthy feet mimic the foot's natural shape, while offering support in the arch and a flexible sole underneath the toes, the way most athletic shoes do. A good shoe has a relatively low heel and rounded toe box," Dr. Burchfield said. "A broad toe box made from a soft upper and ideally should have laces for a secure fitting." An elevated heel lifts the foot out of its natural position and shortens the achilles tendon. Such shoes also push the weight of the body forward disproportionately onto the ball of the foot, which in turn upsets the stabilising mechanics of the foot. Toward the end of 2011 (I think) she went to see my friend Brett who had developed a reputation for success in treating local runners with various injuries. He did some manual therapy and identified a few problem spots. The gluteus medius seemed to be the problem on the right side, along with a ligament issue in the pelvis and some tightness in the quadratus lumborum. Manual therapy seemed to help, but the pain jumped around from place to place for quite a long time. She continued to run, but still experienced hip area pain most of the time.