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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different foot conditions and professional treatments

    Arch Pain, Ball of Foot Pain, Blister, Bunion, Callus, Corn, Ingrown Toenail, Spurs and more...

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  • Ankle Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different ankle conditions and professional treatments

    Ankle Sprains, Arthritis Pain

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  • Skin Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different skin conditions and professional treatments

    Athlete's Foot, Foot Odor & Perspiration, Nail Fungus, Rough and Dry Skin, Warts and more

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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different conditions and professional treatments
    in childrens

    Flatfoot, Warts or Petty, Ankle Sprains, Juvenile Bunions, Ingrown toenails

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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different treatments and professional services at
    Rivera Foot & Ankle

    Foot Scanner, Anatomic Insole, Laser Therapy, Ankle Prosthesis, Laser Tatoo Removal and more...

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Learn How to Stretch Your Ankle After A Sprain

Do This Exercises

You should perform the following stretches in stages once the initial pain and swelling have receded, usually within five to seven days. First is restoration of ankle range of motion, which should begin when you can tolerate weight bearing.

Once ankle range of motion has been almost or completely restored, you must strengthen your ankle. Along with strengthening, you should work toward a feeling of stability and comfort in your ankle, which orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists call proprioception.

Consider these home exercises when recuperating from an ankle sprain. Perform them twice per day.

While seated, bring your ankle and foot all the way up as much as you can.
Do this slowly, while feeling a stretch in your calf.
Hold this for a count of 10.
Repeat 10 times.

Do You Know How to Care for a Sprained Ankle?

If You Don't Know Read This

Treating your sprained ankle properly may prevent chronic pain and instability. For a Grade I sprain, follow the R.I.C.E.

  • Rest your ankle by not walking on it. Limit weight bearing. Use crutches if necessary; if there is no fracture you are safe to put some weight on the leg. An ankle brace often helps control swelling and adds stability while the ligaments are healing.
  • Ice it to keep down the swelling. Don't put ice directly on the skin (use a thin piece of cloth such as a pillow case between the ice bag and the skin) and don't ice more than 20 minutes at a time to avoid frost bite.
  • Compression can help control swelling as well as immobilize and support your injury.
  • Elevate the foot by reclining and propping it up above the waist or heart as needed.  
  • Swelling usually goes down with a few days.

Why I Have Corns on Feet?

Are Caused by Friction and Pressure

  • Corns and calluses are annoying and sometimes painful thickenings that form in the skin in areas of pressure.
  • Corns and calluses can be prevented by reducing or eliminating the circumstances that lead to increased pressure at specific points on the hands and feet.
  • Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin.
  • People with fragile skin or poor circulation in the feet (including many people with diabetes or peripheral arterial disease) should consult their health care professional as soon as corns or calluses develop.

Why Warts Appear?

Warts are Skin Growths Caused by Viruses

Warts facts

  • Warts are local growths in the skin that are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They should be distinguished from sexually transmitted (genital) warts, which are caused by other HPV types.
  • Types of warts include common warts, flat warts, plantar warts, periungual warts, and filiform warts.
  • Warts typically disappear on their own with time, but it may take years.
  • Warts respond variably to treatment measures.
  • Over the counter treatments for warts include salicylic-acid preparations and freezing kits.
  • Warts may recur following treatment.

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