Discover the many products you can use from the comfort of your own home to treat certain foot problems.
While our Starkville and Amory, MS, podiatrists, Dr. Vern Christensen and Dr. Jeffery VanYperen, certainly offer a lot of in-office services and treatment options for tackling a host of problems, sometimes there are simpler measures you can take. This is why we also offer a range of therapeutic products to treat a variety of issues and symptoms. Learn more about the products we offer:
Nix Achy Muscles and Joints
Has training for that marathon left you feeling with soreness that makes it difficult to move without pain? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis and find that your feet are often achy and throbbing as a result? If so, then Biofreeze might be exactly what you need to calm angry muscles and joints. This cooling product is a must-have among athletes, offering the relief you need for stressed out muscles.
Fungal Infections and Other Problems, Be Gone!
Whether you are dealing with a nasty bout of athlete’s foot or you want to remove that annoying plantar wart, there are many ways our Starkville and Amory foot doctors can help you with a simple at-home solution. Introducing: Clinical Therapeutic Solutions from BAKO Labs. This line of products is meant to treat everything from fungal infections of the feet to calluses and superficial skin infections.
Improve Mobility While Healing
Did you just undergo a foot or ankle operation recently? Hate that it seems virtually impossible to get around and do everyday things that you need to? Most people don’t relish the idea of using crunches, and it may be frustrating to know how to safely use crutches for your daily activities. If this is happening to you then it’s a great time to ask us about iWalk 2.0. This unique device allows you to safely get around in much the same way as crutches but it doesn’t require the use of your arms in order to work.
Do you have questions about any of our product offerings? Want to pick up some new products to help soothe your feet? Just call Foot Specialists of Mississippi in Starkville and Amory, MS, and let us know what product or products you are interested in picking up. We would be happy to help!
Recipe via Finding Beautiful Truth
When it comes to breakfast, this honey walnut granola checks all of the boxes. It's ready in 30 minutes and pairs perfectly with your morning yogurt. Topped with fresh summer berries, there's no better way to start the day.
Things you'll need:
- 4 c. of rolled oats
- 1 c. of chopped walnuts
- 1 tbs. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. canola oil
- 1 cap of vanilla extract
- 3/4 c. honey
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees, and line a lipped baking sheet with foil.
Next, mix the wet ingredients: honey, vanilla and canola oil. Stir them with a wooden spoon until combined. Add the rolled oats, walnuts, salt and cinnamon. Stir again to incoroprate all the ingredients.
Pour the mixture into the lipped baking sheet, making sure it's one thin layer. Bake for 10 minutes and remove to stir. Return the granola to the oven to continue baking for the remaining 10 minutes. The granola should be golden brown and crunchy after the 20 minutes of baking.
Let the granola cool completely before serving, and store in an airtight container for up to a week
Infographic via APMA.org
What is vascular disease? It's the buildup of plaque and cholesterol in the arteries throughout your body.
Interestingly, your feet are the first place that symptoms of vascular disease appear. This means that your podiatrist is often the first physician to spot and diagnose the condition. Regular, routine check-ups are vital to preventing and treating vascular disease.
Visit apma.org/vascular for more information.
Having unexplained pain is a frustrating situation to find yourself in. However, many cases of unexplained back, hip and knee pain come from a simple misalignment of the feet. Many people of all ages suffer from misaligned feet and can benefit from correcting this common deformity. Learn about HyProCure and what it could mean for you and your pain with Foot Specialists of Mississippi in Amory and Starkville, MS.
What is HyProCure?
Minimally invasive with little recovery time, HyProCure is a method for correcting the alignment of the feet. HyProCure itself is a small, titanium stent placed into the foot between the ankle and heel bones. HyProCure simply slips into place with no traumatic drilling or screwing motions. HyProCure fills in the space between the bones, decreasing abnormal movement and aligning the foot, helping with pain and discomfort.
Am I a good candidate for HyProCure?
HyProCure requires an outpatient procedure to place the stent into the foot. Patients should be in good general health and able to undergo this procedure. Patients should also have misaligned feet and problems due to them. A normal foot is straight along the area behind the ankle, while those with misaligned feet have an unnatural curve. Patients may also experience other foot-related issues that they would not link to misaligned feet at first, such as bunions, flat feet, shin splints, hammertoes or knee pain.
HyProCure in Amory, MS
Your doctor will make a small incision and place HyProCure. Most patients report little to no pain during recovery, though some say they experience what feels like a minor ankle sprain for two or three days after the procedure. Your podiatrist will provide you with a walking boot after the procedure, which you should wear about five days. Patients should avoid running or sudden movements like jumping for about four weeks after their HyProCure procedure. HyProCure has an almost perfect success rate and can help you get back on your feet for good.
For more information on HyProCure, please contact Dr. Vern Christensen and Dr. Jeffery VanYperen at Foot Specialists of Mississippi in in Amory and Starkville, MS. Call (662) 257-2357 to schedule your appointment with your podiatrist today!
Recipe via Finding Beautiful Truth
Spring is the perfect time to switch things up. Why not start your day with a breakfast smoothie? It's packed with antioxidents that give your body a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. Tastes good + good for you--we'd say that's a win.
Things you'll need (makes 1 serving):
- a blender
- 20 blackberries, frozen or fresh
- 10 raspberries, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 a large banana
- 3 oz. yogurt, or half an individual serving carton
- 1/2 c. almond milk
- a bit of honey
- a handful of ice cubes
- granola + fresh fruit for serving
Layer the ingredients in the blender, and mix until smooth. It should only take about 30 seconds. Serve the smoothie in a tall glass or a bowl, depending on the amount of fruit and/or granola desired as a topping.
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