1. Bunions - Mineola and Williston Park Podiatrist

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    What Causes Bunions? - Podiatrist Williston Park and Mineola Visit our website: http://www.countryfootcare.com A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place. The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as they rub against footwear. Over time, the movement of the big toe angles in toward the other toes, sometimes overlapping a third toe (known as Hallux Valgus). The growing enlargement or protuberance then causes more irritation or inflammation. In some cases, the big toe moves toward the second toe and rotates or twists, which is known as Hallus Abducto Valgus. Bunions can also lead to other toe deformities, such as hammertoe. Many people with bunions suffer from discomfort and pain from the constant irritation, rubbing, and friction of the enlargement against shoes. The skin over the toe becomes red and tender. Because this joint flexes with every step, the bigger the bunion gets, the more it hurts to walk. Over time, bursitis or arthritis may set in, the skin on the bottom of the foot may become thicker, and everyday walking may become difficult—all contributing to chronic pain. Wearing shoes that are too tight is the leading cause of bunions. Bunions are not hereditary, but they do tend to run in families, usually because of a faulty foot structure. Foot injuries, neuromuscular problems, flat feet, and pronated feet can contribute to their formation. It is estimated that bunions occur in 33 percent of the population in Western countries. Treatment for Bunions Because they are bone deformities, bunions do not resolve by themselves. The goal for bunion treatment is twofold: first, to relieve the pressure and pain cause by irritations, and second to stop any progressive growth of the enlargement. Commonly used methods for reducing pressure and pain caused by bunions include: •The use of protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems. •Removal of corns and calluses on the foot. •Changing to carefully-fitted footwear designed to accommodate the bunion and not contribute toward its growth. •Orthotic devices—both over-the-counter and custom made—to help stabilize the joint and place the foot in the correct position for walking and standing. •Exercises to maintain joint mobility and prevent stiffness or arthritis. •Splints for nighttime wear to help the toes and joint align properly. This is often recommended for adolescents with bunions, because their bone development may still be adaptable. Surgical Treatment Depending on the size of the enlargement, misalignment of the toe, and pain experienced, conservative treatments may not be adequate to prevent progressive damage from bunions. In these cases, bunion surgery, known as a bunionectomy, may be advised to remove the bunion and realign the toe. Visit our website: http://www.countryfootcare.com

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    • Implications of Health Care Reform for the Addiction Services Workforce

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      Presenters: Andrew D. Kessler, JD and Pamela Waters, MEd, CAC, CPP In the recently passed and enacted health care reform legislation, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, there are many provisions that concern health professionals, including substance abuse counselors. Although the recent political landscape has undergone changes and some provisions of the law may change in the future, this webinar will address the implications of the current law for the addiction treatment workforce. Specific topics of discussion for this session include: - The provisions of the law that affect the workforce - Opportunities that will be available and challenges that will face the workforce - Complexities for the workforce as increased integration with primary health care advances - Workforce risks and responsibilities for service providers - Opportunities to advocate for the addiction services workforce

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      • Inside Afghanistan's Drug War

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        Inside Afghanistan, where the cost of drug abuse is measured in American and Afghan lives. Producers/Photographers/Editors: Jonathan Saruk and Benoit Faiveley

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        • Thai Yoga Massage

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          Thai Yoga Massage performed by Aleksander Skwara and received by Danko Lara Radic at the European Gathering of Free Style Thai Massage, Iz Island 2010. More info and contact: www.thaiyoga.biz

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          • Habilitat Hawaii, Place of Change. A long term substance abuse program.

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            Habilitat Hawaii is a long term substance abuse program. It is considered one of the best treatment facilities in the nation. Here in this clip we see a short promo with some of the residents. HTTP://www.habilitat.com 1-800-USA-2525 info@habilitat.com

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            • Habilitat Hawaii’s 40th Anniversary Luau set up by the long term substance abuse program.

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              Saturday June 4, 2011 at King Intermidiate School in Kane'ohe. This year we celebrate 40 years of helping people. Tickets on sale now. Call 235-3691. All benefits go to help the long term substance abuse program Habilitat Hawaii. HTTP://www.habilitat.com 1-800-872-2525 info@habilitat.com

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              • Heel Pain Treatment - Podiatrist in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Little River and Surfside Beach

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                Podiatrist in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Little River and Surfside Beach Advice for Heel Pain www.coastalpodiatry.com Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation. Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. www.coastalpodiatry.com

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                • Children's Feet - Podiatrist in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Little River and Surfside Beach

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                  Children's Feet - Podiatrist in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Little River and Surfside Beach www.coastalpodiatry.com Children with strong, healthy feet avoid many kinds of lower extremity problems later in life. That's why it is important to inspect your children's feet periodically. Infants The size and shape of your baby's feet change quickly during their first year. Because a baby's feet are flexible, too much pressure or strain can affect the shape of their feet. It's important to allow baby to kick and stretch their feet freely. Also, make sure shoes and socks do not squeeze the toes. Toddlers Do not to force a toddler to walk before s/he is ready. Once walking begins, watch the toddler's gait. Many toddlers have a pigeon-toe gait, which is normal. Some initially learn to walk landing on their toes instead of their heels. Most children outgrow both these problems. But other conditions detected early can be treated more easily. When Foot Care Is Needed To help with flatfeet, special shoes or orthotics may be prescribed. To correct mild in-toeing or out-toeing, your toddler may need to sit in a different position while playing or watching TV. If your child's feet turn in or out a lot, corrective shoes, splints, or night braces may be prescribed. The foot's bone structure is well-formed by the time your child reaches age 7 or 8, but if a growth plate (the area where bone growth begins) is injured, the damaged plate may cause the bone to grow oddly. With a doctor's care, however, the risk of future bone problems is reduced. Remember to check your child's shoe size often. Make sure there is space between the toes and the end of the shoe Visit our website: www.coastalpodiatry.com

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                  • PAMI Video Revision 2 - 2011

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                    An excerpt from the "Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives" DVD in the "Successful Treatment Outcomes: Using Motivational Incentives in Addiction Treatment" series.

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                    • What is Family?

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                      What is family? The residents, staff and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House New York have all become a part of a wonderful network of kind, loving, caring individuals in the battle against pediatric cancer.

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