Progressive condition leads to foot pain

WESTON, Fla. – A rare condition called Meuller-Weiss Syndrome can cause severe arch pain on the inside of the mid and hind foot.

Dr. Niall Smyth, a foot and ankle surgeon with Cleveland Clinic Weston, said the first line of treatment is non-surgical.

“So things like immobilization, orthotics, injections -- they are buying you time. Some people will get more relief than others and sometimes the injections might work for an extended period of time and it might not. However one thing is for certain -- once the process starts the injections are temporizing only. Eventually the pain comes back,” Smyth said.

Smyth said surgical options require several weeks of downtime but can provide some with greater relief.

Meuller-Weiss Syndrome typically occurs in people between the ages of 40 to 60 and is more common in women.

Also in today’s health news, we’ve all heard that “10,000 step a day” rule for maintaining your health, but now, a new large scale study investigated just how true that is.

The researchers found that the risk of premature death from all causes decreased up to 11 percent with every 2,000 steps people take.

They also found a correlation between the number of daily steps and a reduced risk of developing dementia, heart disease and cancer.

The study also found that power-walking adds additional benefits and can make fewer steps count significantly more.

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