Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gout – it’s like pounding a nail into my big toe

“My big toe won’t even fit into my shoe!” I remember a 300 pound Hawaiian football player on crutches, tears in his eyes, with the toe of his tennis shoe cut out so it wouldn’t touch his foot.  The typical … Continue reading

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She just wanted to rock the drug babies.

She lived to rock the drug babies,  a patient I’ll never forget from years ago. Then she was 88 and has since passed on. I’ll always remember her as an example of the many people who are patients and friends, … Continue reading

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Heel pain in the morning

“I can’t even stand on my heel in the morning!” Heel pain on the bottom of your heel often is due to a condition called plantar fasciitis (‘fash-ee-itis’). Pain from plantar fasciitis is a sharp or stabbing pain felt on the … Continue reading

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Thumb pain when gripping, grabbing or holding things

“It even hurts to hold a mug of coffee!” If you have  pain where the largest Painspot is located in the picture below, then you may have osteoarthritis (often called ‘wear-and-tear’ arthritis) at the base of the thumb joint. It … Continue reading

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