Date Fri, January 16 2009

Many mornings, I wake up with stiff and cramped hands. This is probably not a good sign but as it fades over the day and it doesn’t really impair me all that much, I make do. WebMD suggests I may be developing arthritis which certainly isn’t something I want to hear. Morning pains are not uncommon, however, especially as we age. Pain can be a sign of a number of health issues – arthritis being one of the more common. If you wake with foot pain beneath your heal, you could even be suffering from a condition called Plantar Fasciitis, a condition which can be treated by wearing a special brace overnight to help the foot and ankle so morning pain is lessened. Of course, I am from the tribe of people who touch it out and in today’s unsure economy, I bet many people are not going to the doctor needlessly so if you can find an affordable alternative to pricey treatments, it’s always a plus.

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