A Tiny Bone Growth of Painful Proportions

A Tiny Bone Growth of Painful Proportions

What are bone spurs? Also known as osteophytes, bone spurs are small, bony projections that form along the edges of bones. They are also often seen in the joints and are a common sign of osteoarthritis, a chronic condition that causes the breakdown of joint cartilage....
Gout: Foot Pain with a Systemic Cause

Gout: Foot Pain with a Systemic Cause

What is Gout? Gout is a type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. The most common joint affected is the big toe, but gout can also cause pain in the ankle, knee, foot, hand, wrist, and elbow. Symptoms of gout include sudden and...
Keeping it Healthy 2 – Vitamin D

Keeping it Healthy 2 – Vitamin D

Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, is best known for helping the body absorb calcium, but that’s just the beginning. It is also a highly utilized nutrient that helps regulate multiple cellular functions. The evidence of optimal Vitamin D levels can be see in the body...