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Understanding Your Diagnosis: Plantar Fasciitis

What is it?Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves the inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called your plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to your toes. Patients report sharp pains that tend to happen with the first...

Understanding Your Diagnosis: Rotator Cuff Tear

What is the rotator cuff? A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles named supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. These muscles form a “cuff” over the head of the humerus and attach to the shoulder blade. These muscles help lift and rotate the...

Five strategies to protect your joints this fall season

As summer rolls into the fall season, and cooler weather begins to creep in, some may find that the dull ache in their joints begins to get a little worse, and it gets increasingly hard to move as the temperature drops.  To keep you active during those long winter...

Virginia Gay Hospital begins weight management clinic

VINTON, IA, – Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton. There is a...