How is an ingrown toenail treated?

Ingrown toenails are best treated by eliminating the ingrown side of the nail altogether.  Simply cutting the nail back along the corner to reduce the pressure, soaking the toe, or using an antibiotic if there is infection usually only results in temporary relief.  However, for those with poor circulation, a poor immune system, or are…

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stress fracture of metatarsal

What is the difference between a stress fracture in the foot, and a regular fracture?

Stress fractures differ from regular fractures in a very distinct way.  Regular fractures of bone in the foot result from traumatic injuries like twisting injuries, heavy weight on the foot, or smashing the foot against a harder object, resulting in force that is strong enough to break bones.  Stress fractures are caused by much more…

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