Category Archives: Feet

Bout With Gout

12 March 2020, By Marc Woodard The most common signs of gout are sudden (acute) redness and inflammation around joints with intense pain. Most often people’s bout with gout occurs at the first joint attacked, with arthritis like symptoms at the big toe. Once gout forms, due to the nature of inflammatory properties it can spread throughout the body (medically referred to as poly-articular gout). Patients initial symptoms include – an intense throbbing pain, whereas (more…)

Sciatica Pain Gone through Military Experience Knowledge

5 February 2020 by Marc Woodard [Marc is the soldier in the featured image overlooking Camp San Louis Obispo, CA – during active duty training, 2002] What is sciatica and what is the best way to manage, alleviate or remove it? Through my military experience I found a treatment path which led to complete reversal of my sciatic pain problem. A pain problem that afflicted me throughout my 20 year military career. Below under “Sciatica (more…)

Back Pain Relief Wisdom

Don’t let back pain prevent you from exploration and activities you enjoy. Last Updated:  24 Jan 2016 The most common muscular skeletal weight bearing pain typically occur within the lower back for many.  Whereas soft tissue and bone, or musculoskeletal tissue becomes compromised.  Which include nerves, cartilage, disc, ligaments and tendons where localized swelling, soreness and aggravating and radiating pain occur. Human studies and statistics have shown low back pain will account for more sick leave and (more…)

Ill-Health Prevention Starts with Healthy Feet

Let’s first look at the fitness and health connection problems from misaligned feet unattended for many years through my personal example and experience (also read preceding article, “Good Posture Alignment was Important, What Happened?”   Mirror Athlete Blog Article, 25 April 2010).         When I went into the military; during my physical examination the examining physician said, “You have another 5miles left on those feet,” he laughed a little with me [I had no idea what (more…)

What to do About Bunions?

What exactly is a bunion?  A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe joint which becomes enlarged and points inward toward the other toes.  The medical term used for this condition is hallux valgus.  Other symptoms aside from the bony bump: Thickening skin at the base of the toe with redness, swelling and soreness.  People with weak or flat feet including the improper use of foot wear (high (more…)