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Why are My Feet So Hot?

Having the feeling that your feet are burning can be caused by a variety of conditions including the primary cause which is diabetic nerve damage. This damage, called diabetic neuropathy, creates a sense of tingling, numbness, and burning that usually gets more pronounced as the condition progresses. Excessive alcohol consumption can also cause nerve damage […]

Why are My Feet Cramping?

A foot cramp is a sudden contraction of a muscle in your foot or leg that causes an uncontrolled tightening that feels like it will never release. Foot and leg cramps can be extremely painful and debilitating but they usually subside after several minutes. You can help avoid cramping by staying properly hydrated through consuming […]

3 Treatments for Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are so named because they grow in the plantar fascia, which is the wide band of fibrous tissue that covers the bottom of the foot. The warts tend to grow where the pressure is the greatest, which generally occurs under the ball and heel areas. Pressure from walking on your foot often causes […]

7 Causes of Ankle Pain

The ankle is made up of a complex array of tendons, ligaments, tissues and bones so it is really no wonder that there are many ailments that can cause your ankle to hurt. Chronic lateral ankle pain and other radiating pain from even the most innocuous of ankle sprains can cause you to feel pain […]

2 Major Causes of Toenail Trouble

Avoid potential problems with your toenails by always giving them a thorough inspection when you are trimming or polishing them. Look for signs of thickening and yellowing of the nail that may be the indication of fungal toenail infection. Redness and swelling at the edge of a toenail may be a sign of an ingrown […]

How to Treat Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is a condition that affects the two tiny sesamoid bones that float in the ball of your foot area. These bones are unique in that they have no direct connection to the surrounding structure except by tendons and tissues. They absorb pressure when you walk and also help to provide stability, but when they […]

4 Ways to Prevent Injuries While Exercising

The stress and pressure caused by the force of repetitive exercise increase the risk of injuries to the feet and ankles. Conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and ankle sprains are all very common exercise injuries, but there are some rather easy steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting injured […]

5 Causes of Metatarsal Syndrome

Extreme pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot can occur in a condition known as metatarsal syndrome. This condition is very much like the more widely known carpal tunnel syndrome that affects the wrist, and both conditions cause similar problems but in totally different locations. These 5 issues can cause Metatarsal syndrome: Working, […]

Severe Heel Pain Can Occur Suddenly

Heel pain has a wide variety of causes, many of which can happen without warning or when you least expect it, such as often occurs with the condition called plantar fasciitis that can cause severe heel pain in the middle of the night. Sudden heel pain can be caused by many conditions including the following: […]

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