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29/Nov/2022

Wearing appropriate footwear regardless of their fashion preferences is one of the most common problems that confront many patients. But don’t worry, doing so will not deprive you of the chance to wear high heels to the special events. Ill-fitting shoe problems can cause many problems! Prevention is better than cure, it is important to choose suitable shoes. Fortunately, changing your shoes can lead to improvements in the overall health of your feet.

What are the ill-fitting shoe problems?

Do you suffer from pain in your feet? The shoe may be the problem, not your foot! For example:

  • The shoe may cause a feeling of pressure and constant pain if it is too tight, too loose, or does not provide enough support for your feet. Your physical activity can put stress on your feet, ankles, lower legs, and other joints.
  • It may significantly limit your activity due to sports injuries such as Achilles tendon, ingrown nails, or lower back problems.
  • The incidence of the infection increases if your shoes are not designed for your activity or working conditions.
  • Wearing the wrong shoes can exacerbate existing foot problems like pain or arthritis in the hips, knees, ankles, or feet.
  • Wearing the wrong shoes for a short time can cause stress and pain to your bones and joints.
  • Your shoes can have a big impact on the way you walk.
  • Remember that some types of shoes, including high heels and slippers, are not suitable for different activities.

So, the right shoe can help prevent, reduce or eliminate foot pain. The lack of pain has a huge impact on how easy you are to move, so find the right shoes and be active!

You can read this article for tips on how to choose the right shoe to help you avoid ill-fitting shoe problems and keep your feet healthy.


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29/Nov/2022

Most people suffer from tingling in hands or feet from time to time, although the first thing that comes to their mind could be diabetes, surprisingly, many reasons that may cause Tingling in feet and neuropathy!

What are the causes of Tingling in feet?

True, there are simple and transient causes, such as a person sleeping or sitting in an odd position, which may press on the nerve and cause a tingling sensation in the feet or hands. You may get numb feet as easy as that, but if only the reasons were all that simple. The severity of the causes that causes numbness in the feet and neuropathy varies, and the various causes include the following:

1.     Pinched nerve

A person may suffer from Tingling in feet or hands due to pressure applied on one of the nerves in the back, which can occur as a result of injury or swelling. Symptoms include pain and limited movement.

2.    Alcohol

Alcohol is toxic and can damage nerve tissue. Too much alcohol can lead to a type of neuropathy, causing pain and tingling in the extremities.

Be careful, according to a study alcoholic neuropathy affects 25% to 66% of long-term alcoholics! The primary goal of therapy is to reduce or quit alcohol consumption.

3.     Anxiety

People with anxiety may experience hyperventilation, causing Tingling in feet. A common symptom of anxiety is hyperventilation, which causes an imbalance in the levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen, and eventually a tingling sensation in the feet.

Anxiety treatments include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Relaxing activities such as yoga and meditation

4.     Pregnancy

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Pregnant women get Tingling in feet often because the uterus may put pressure on the nerves while the baby is growing. Keeping the position changed and resting while elevating the feet can help relieve the sensation.

5.     Vitamins deficiency

There are vitamins essential for nerve function such as E, B-1, B-6, or B-12, therefore deficiency may cause tingling in the hands or feet. Vitamin deficiencies can be treated with a healthier diet or by taking nutritional supplements. You can order your vitamins from Althiqa pharmacy.

6.     Diabetes

Diabetes causes high blood sugar and may result in nerve damage. This condition is called diabetic neuropathy.

Treatments include controlling your blood sugar by taking medications, making dietary changes, and exercising.

7.     Stroke

Tingling in feet or hands may be a sign of a stroke. Symptoms appear suddenly and may include:

  • Numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side
  • Trouble speaking, understanding or walking
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance

If you notice one or more of these symptoms, you should contact the emergency department immediately.

Should I consult a doctor?

As you have noticed, the causes vary, so you should consult a doctor at Health and Style Medical Center if you feel constant Tingling in feet or hands. Also, do not forget to tell the doctor about any symptoms you feel, so that he can diagnose the true cause and recommend the appropriate treatment.


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29/Nov/2022

Do your feet hurt or feel tired and can’t move? If yes, then it must be difficult for you to stay active and do your daily activities. You are not alone! Many people suffer from foot problems, though some simple habits can help you keep healthy feet and do what you enjoy without too much trouble.

Your checklist

  • Have you consulted a podiatrist to examine your feet within 12 months? If your answer is no, the first recommendation for maintaining healthy feet is to see a podiatrist once a year to keep your feet in good shape!
  • Do you suffer from ingrown toenails or pain in the feet and ankles? If your answer is “yes”, you should consult a podiatrist, especially as it may change the way you walk and increase the risk of falling! So, immediately go to Health and Style Medical Center and consult a podiatrist when any signs of a problem appear in the feet to avoid exacerbating the problem.

Tips to maintain healthy feet!

Foot care is not just about visiting the doctor every once in a while, to treat them! You have to pay attention to some details and adopt some daily habits to maintain healthy feet. for example:

  • Make sure you take care of your feet by providing daily foot care.
  • Check your feet daily for dry, cracked skin, blisters, sores, or discolorations.
  • Exercise, as exercising helps maintain the mobility of your joints, strengthen your toes, and improve the condition of your feet. You can ask your podiatrist about additional foot exercises.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Losing weight can be difficult if you are overweight, but it will help relieve the pressure on your feet. You can do swimming or other sports that do not require weight-bearing, especially if it is difficult to exercise because of the pain in the feet.
  • Ensure you choose the right shoes for your feet. Approximately 63 to 72% of people wear ill-fitting shoes. Which is associated with pain and some foot disorders such as deformity of the toes and calluses.

If you are a diabetic, you need to take extra care and attention to your feet and you can learn about diabetic foot care tips here.


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29/Nov/2022

Did you start considering playing sports and following a healthy lifestyle but are afraid of injuries? The key to avoiding exercise injuries is to know the causes of injuries and try to avoid them through good planning, but do not stop exercising regularly because they are beneficial for your body and are mostly safe.

What causes exercise injuries?

Knowing the reason is always the first step to avoiding exercise injuries. The following are some of the most prevalent causes of sports-related injuries:

  • Exercising before warming up
  • Repeating the same movement over and over again
  • Doing exercises that are not appropriate for you
  • Not resting between exercises
  • Not using the right equipment

Common causes of excessive exercise injuries

Exercising too much may cause some injuries as well. Common exercise injuries are tendonitis or stress fractures. An overtraining injury usually results from:

  • Training errors. Exercising for an extended period, or doing too much of one type of activity can strain your muscles and lead to an overuse injury.
  • Technical errors. You may overload certain muscles and cause overuse injury from doing some exercises incorrectly.

Not warming up or cooling down

Warming up before exercise gets your blood flowing, warming your muscles and avoiding injury. The easiest way to warm up is to exercise slowly for the first few minutes and then increase the speed. For example, you can walk for 5 to 10 minutes before running.

You should also cool off after exercising or stretching for 5 to 10 minutes to bring your heart rate and body temperature back to normal.

How do you avoid exercise injuries?

First, before you exercise for the first time, check with your doctor, especially if you have a chronic disease, to make sure you’re healthy enough to exercise and ask about the types of exercise that might be best for you.

If you are new to exercise, it is best to start with simple sports such as:

  • Walking
  • swimming
  • stationary cycling
  • golf

You’re less likely to get injured from previous sports than from high-intensity activities such as running or aerobics, or contact sports such as soccer or basketball.

Don’t ignore the signals your body sends

Always remember that you should never feel pain when exercising. So, if you feel pain, stop exercising immediately. Feeling tired and achy all the time could be a sign that you’re over-exercising.

Avoid increasing all three of these items at the same time:

  • The number of days you do sports
  • Exercise duration
  • The intensity of the exercises you do

When do you consult a doctor?

You will need to consult a doctor at Health and Style Medical Center if you have muscle or joint pain that does not go away despite your care.


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29/Nov/2022

Have you heard about Shockwave Therapy before or is this the first time? Do you know what to use? Is it a safe method? Want to know the answers to these questions? We will get to know the answers to these questions together.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Doctors resort to this treatment when symptoms persist for at least 3-6 months and other treatment methods, such as physical therapy, ice therapy and orthotics, have failed. It is safer than surgical procedures and injections, helps heal wounds, relieves pain and treats a wide range of chronic tendon diseases and problems, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Great rotator pain syndrome (lateral hip pain)

Facts you should know

  • The session takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • You will often need 3 treatment sessions, one each week, but if you do not get the required results, the number of sessions may be increased to 6.
  • You can resume your usual daily activities following the session, but avoid violent activities for up to 48 hours after treatment, even if you do not experience pain in the injured region.
  • If you have used corticosteroid injections, you will need to wait six weeks before starting shockwave therapy.
  • The success rate of this method is up to 70%, and it has not shown any long-term complications so far.

Is it safe?

Shockwave therapy is very safe and has minimal side effects, for example, it may cause pain and skin redness! You can then use over-the-counter pain relievers, but do not apply ice to the treated area and do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Although it is a safe method, it should never be used in the following cases:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • For those under 18 years old
  • For heart patients or when using a pacemaker
  • The presence of a tumor or infection at the treatment site
  • Acute inflammation in the treatment area
  • When taking some antibiotics

You should consult a specialist doctor because he is always best able to determine if shockwave therapy is the most appropriate choice for you or not.


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29/Nov/2022

Did your shoe size change during pregnancy? Do you suffer from pain and swelling of the feet during pregnancy? Is swollen feet during pregnancy common for all of these changes to happen? And the most important question is how to overcome this problem?

To begin, we must acknowledge that pregnancy is a challenging experience in which many physiological changes occur, and women confront several health issues that must be addressed to protect their health and the health of the fetus.  One of the most common problems is swollen feet during pregnancy.

Swollen feet during pregnancy!

We must first understand the reasons behind this problem before we can assess whether or not it is preventable.

Is it normal?

Yes, it is normal for a pregnant woman to have some swelling during pregnancy, especially in the legs, ankles, feet, and toes.

Swelling occurs because there is more water than usual in the body. Excess water tends to collect throughout the day in the lower extremities, especially if the weather is hot or you have been standing for long periods. The pressure of the growing uterus can also affect blood flow in the legs, causing fluid to build up in your legs, ankles, and feet. It is often worse at the end of the day and in the last months of pregnancy.

Pre-eclampsia

It is true that swelling that occurs gradually is not usually harmful, but it can be annoying. In contrast to the sudden swelling that may be a sign of preeclampsia! At that time, you should monitor the situation and consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Tips to reduce swollen feet during pregnancy

Try these simple steps to help reduce swelling:

  • Avoid standing for long periods.
  • Raise your feet as much as possible when sitting and avoid crossing your feet.
  • Stretch a lot after sitting for long periods.
  • Lie on your left side when sleeping.
  • Drink plenty of water. This advice may sound strange, but if your body feels dehydrated, it will try to retain more fluids.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and socks and avoid tight clothing or anything that may put pressure on your feet.
  • Exercise regularly. Try to walk regularly during the day or do simple foot exercises such as:
  • Bend the feet and extend them up and down 30 times.
  • Rotate each foot in a circle 8 times in one direction and 8 times in the other.

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29/Nov/2022

We previously talked about the consequences of prolonged sitting and how much of our daily activities have become linked and centered around sitting. So, we should know what we should do to avoid sitting for long periods while performing our tasks and hobbies. Even if you don’t do enough activity in your day, it’s never too late to change things up, enjoy the many health benefits, and live an active lifestyle.

Tips for an active life

Changes in your daily tasks

Fortunately, by making a few simple changes you can stay active, live a more active lifestyle, and avoid sitting for long periods, such as:

  • Leave the car and walk or ride a bike, but if this is a long trip, you can walk or ride a bike for part of the way.
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, or go up the escalator.
  • Get off the bus stop early and walk the rest of the way.
  • Park the car away from where you want to go and walk the rest of the way.
  • Calculate how long it takes you to walk one kilometer; you may discover that it is less time than waiting for public transit.

Staying active at work

Can you believe that you can keep active lifestyle during long working hours?! Yes, you can by:

  • Taking the stairs rather than the elevator.
  • Talking to your coworkers instead of emailing them, when possible.
  • Taking your lunch break away from the workplace and, if possible, going for a short walk outside.
  • Organizing walking meetings, if possible.
  • Maintaining a standing position while reading emails or reports.
  • Moving the trash so that you have to get up to throw it away.
  • Using the speakers for Internet conference calls and meetings while roaming the room.

Stay active at home

Here are some simple ideas to get you moving while you’re at home:

  • Set the TV timer to turn off an hour earlier than usual to remind you to get up and move around.
  • Move around when you’re talking on the phone.
  • Iron clothes while watching your favorite TV shows.
  • Listen to recorded books while walking, cleaning or working in the garden instead of sitting to read.

Be active everywhere

It is tough to work out outside in the summer due to the blistering heat. Keep your active lifestyle but stay healthy; make your choice and don’t allow terrible weather to keep you from exercising! You can engage in activities such as:

  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Indoor rock climbing

Your health comes first

If you decide to maintain an active lifestyle  and engage in physical activity for the first time or if you have a health condition, talk to your doctor first before taking this step. He or she can help you decide which activities are best for you. You can also consult a podiatrist at Health and style medical center to check your foot health.

But don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun by applying sunscreen and wearing sunscreen, if you are active outdoors.


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29/Nov/2022

With the development of technology and changing our lifestyles, we spend a lot of time sitting whether we are at home or work. Sitting too much is an addiction now!

The majority of the routine has come to be linked with sitting. For example, we wake up in the morning, we sit down for breakfast, then we sit in the vehicle on our way to work, and then we sit at work all day before driving home and sitting on the sofa watching TV or browsing the Internet.

The numbers don’t lie

Do you really sit for long periods? Or it’s several times but for short periods. Let’s put that into numbers. Suppose you sleep eight hours a day and there are sixteen hours left. Often your routine includes:

  • It takes about 45 minutes to drive to work
  • Work at the office for 8 hours
  • You eat lunch in 45 minutes or an hour
  • It takes about 45 minutes to get home
  • Eat dinner in 30 minutes
  • Watching TV, reading or browsing the Internet and social networking sites for 3 hours

The total sitting time during the day is approximately 14 hours!

But what is the problem with sitting?!

Sitting too much and for long periods can affect your health and research has shown that it can lead to many health problems such as:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Unhealthy levels of blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. Research indicates that people who spend more time sitting have a 112% risk of developing diabetes.
  • Increased risk of heart disease because your heart and cardiovascular system work more effectively when standing.
  • Weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the legs. If these muscles are weak, you can hurt yourself by falling and straining when exercising.
  • Increased risk of anxiety and depression in people who sit more. This may be because people who spend a lot of time sitting miss out on the positive effects of physical activity and fitness.

But fortunately, it has been proven that if we watch TV for less than two hours a day, we can reduce the risk of developing pre-existing health problems. Exercising regularly – at least 150 minutes a week – and reducing sitting time will also help.


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29/Nov/2022

Summer is here, and you may spend hours outside enjoying without stifling socks or walking barefoot on the sand. But you must take precautions to protect your feet from some of the seasonal threats. Here are some tips on how to avoid common summer foot ailments and maintain healthy summer feet.

Tips for healthy summer feet

1.     Trim your toenails

Use appropriate nail scissors. Cut your nails straight and don’t keep them too short to help prevent an ingrown toenail.

2.     Walk barefoot

Walk barefoot or wear open-toed sandals whenever you can. But avoid walking barefoot in public places such as swimming pools, communal bathrooms and the dressing area to avoid getting athlete’s foot.

If you are a diabetic patient, do not to go barefoot to avoid nicks and cuts.

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Slippers are easy to wear and come in a variety of styles, but avoid wearing flip-flops or sandals all summer.  They don’t provide foot support and might cause arch and heel pain if worn for an extended period of time.

4.     Change your socks daily

If you have to wear socks in hot weather, don’t forget to change them at least once a day and choose socks that contain at least 70% cotton to keep your feet dry and odor prevention.

5.     Get rid of hard heel skin

Hard, cracked skin around the heels is very common in summer and is often caused by open-toed sandals and flip-flops that rub around the edge of the heel.

Use a foot file or a pumice stone to gently scrub hard skin, then apply a moisturizing cream to soften the skin.

6.     Take a break from nail polish

Nails need to breathe from time to time so take a break from nail polish about once a month for a few days to a week. This can help prevent discoloration of your nails.

7.     Watch out for sweat

Sweaty feet can be worsened by hot summer weather. If you suffer from sweaty feet in the summer, it is important to wash your feet every morning and evening with warm water and soap and dry them well. You can also use an antibacterial lotion to get rid of foot odor.

8.     Use sun cream on your feet

Don’t stop at your ankles; apply sunscreen to the tops of your feet’s soles as well. Remember that not only does the skin on your feet and toes require protection, but so do your nails.

If you are diabetic and have neuropathy, it may be difficult to notice that your feet are burning in the sun, so apply sunscreen regularly.

These tips will definitely help you enjoy the summer and maintain healthy summer feet…


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29/Nov/2022

Vital Teeth Whitening Treatment:

Vital teeth whitening, or vital teeth bleaching, is an effective, painless, and non-invasive way to make your teeth’ color look whiter. Vital teeth bleaching can be simply done in-office, or at home. This technique would be ideal for patients whose teeth and gums are healthy, and for those who don’t have fillings on their front teeth (if you have fillings on your front teeth, your dentist might recommend changing the old fillings). 

First, Vital In-office Bleaching:Teeth whitening treatment

Vital, In-office bleaching is the quickest way to whiten your teeth. All you need to do is to visit your dentist, who will clean your teeth from any debris, plaque, or calculus, apply bleaching gel on your teeth, and then use a special light or laser to activate the gel, and let the magic start! It will take only around 30-60 min for your teeth to become whiter. 

Second, Vital In-home Bleaching:Teeth Whitening concept

There are many ways by which you can whiten your teeth at home, such as over-the-counter whitening strips, using a whitening toothpaste, or going to your dentist and asking him for custom-made bleaching trays and gel to be used at home. If you decide to go to your dentist for home bleaching, he/she will first clean your teeth, take an impression of your upper and lower teeth, and then send the impressions to the dental lab to design a bleaching tray specifically made for you. After a few days, you will receive your custom-made bleaching tray along with bleaching gel, and your dentist will instruct you on how to use them at home. 

Unlike Vital In-Office Bleaching, results of the vital In-home bleaching will not be immediate, and you will need a longer time until you notice the change in the color of your teeth. However, In-home bleaching is very effective in maintaining the results of the In-office bleaching for a longer time. 

We advise you to book your appointment at our clinic and claim your free consultation and discounted price of vital teeth bleaching.


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