THE FOOLISH WEAR FLIP FLOPS(Top Ten Reasons To Avoid These Shoes) The warm weather has arrived and flip flops are now the shoe of choice for many. This type of footwear can be the cause of lower extremity pain in many adults and children. The next paragraphs will discuss some of the complications associated with this type of shoe gear and some tips to prevent these conditions. The following are my top ten reasons for avoiding flip flops Club foot occurs in two out of every 1,000 live births. Abnormal Achilles tendon shortening is secondary to this foot deformity. Surgical release or lengthening is necessary to correct the problem. Metabolic bone disease refers to a collection of diseases of the bone. These diseases are attributed to changes within the bone cells that occur due to nutritional excesses or deficiencies resulting from dietary imbalances. The majority of metabolic bone diseases affect the elderly and symptoms can range from none to severe. The most common metabolic bone diseases include osteoporosis, Paget's disease and osteomalacia. Joint stiffness can be a sign or symptom of many diseases, as well as a consequence of aging. Understand how to deal with and remedy some of the pain and stiffness associated with this heath issue. A dropped shoulder, also known as a shoulder separation, is a type of injury which occurs where there is a disconnection located at the acromioclavicular joint (located where the shoulder meets the collarbone). This can be triggered due to direct impact on the joint, causing the shoulder to "drop" slightly downward. While a mild version of this injury can be treated with nothing more than rest and ice, more severe (complete tears) necessitate surgery. Rehabilitation for this condition involves the use of basic drills to restore range of motion and prevent the buildup of scar tissue. Elbow tendonitis-inflammation of the elbow tendons-typically occurs on the inside or outside of the elbow. "Common forms of tendonitis are tennis elbow, golfers elbow or little league elbow," explains the Cleveland Clinic. Sometimes surgery is necessary to cure it. Twitches, tics and other involuntary motions of the finger are a type of movement disorder or dystonia. Although such spasms can be symptoms of many conditions, restless fingers are frequently associated with writer’s cramp and musician’s cramp. The cervical spine consists of the top seven bones of the spine. Its heavy involvement in movement and complex anatomy predisposes it to a number of conditions. Several non-surgical treatment options exist. Bone arthroplasty In this procedure, the surgeon removes some bone and cartilage to correct the toe deformity. A small segment of bone is removed at the joint to eliminate pressure on the toe, relieve pain, and straighten the toe. The tendons and ligaments surrounding the joint may also be reconstructed. Corrective toe surgery is performed by experienced podiatric surgeons, who are physicians who specialize in foot and ankle surgery. Patients who are otherwise healthy usually have toe surgery on an outpatient basis at the surgeon's office or in an ambulatory surgery center. The procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia or with intravenous sedatives administered by trained staff. Commonly a result of toe gout , tophi are small (or sometimes large) deposits of urate crystals caused by high levels of uric acid in the body. If you’ve contracted toe gout then tophi and chronic tophaceous gout can be a dangerous complication. These monosodium crystals build up in joints, cartilage and bones and usually require medical treatment. Chronic tophaceous gout treatment requires medication or toe surgery to eliminate some of the pain. The best method is to work toward prevention of both gout and tophi altogether. Oct 20, 2010 By Kay Bosworth Overview Photo Caption The Bridge exercise tones back and stomach muscles. Photo Credit Nicholas J Reid/Photodisc/Getty Images Seed warts are the most common wart contracted by the human papilloma virus. Callus-like and coarse, these warts can cause their victims pain and embarrassment if made visible to the general public. Seed warts are usually flesh-toned or sometimes darker than your skin’s natural pigment and can appear on the fingers, back of the hands and the feet. You can remove a seed wart by using a series of treatments involving duct-tape and tea tree oil application. Retin-A is a prescription medication used to treat skin problems such as acne. As with any medication where side effects may outweigh the benefits, it may not allow the face to entirely heal.