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Treating Flat Feet Also Helps Prevent Other Problems

Having flat feet is a common problem and for some people the condition doesn’t produce any major symptoms. For many individuals, however, having an unsupported arch can give rise to a host of other problems including knee, hip, and back pain. Flat feet are usually inherited but in some cases, the condition is caused or […]

Plantar Fasciitis Can Be Avoided

The plantar fascia is the wide, flexible, connective tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot between the toes and the heel. When this tender arch tissue becomes overly stretched and stressed from work, exercise, and sporting activities, tiny tears can develop that weaken the overall structure eventually causing severe pain in the arch, […]

Ankle Sprains Need Proper Treatment

Ankle sprains often happen during exercise and sporting activities and just taking one wrong step while crossing the street can cause an ankle sprain. If the injury isn’t too bad, your ankle will get better with the RICE method (see below). For severe sprains, always see your foot doctor to ensure proper treatment and to […]

How to Treat a Pump Bump

The pump bump, or Haglund’s deformity as it is sometimes called, is a painful, bony protrusion that grows on the back of the heel. People who wear high-heeled shoes and high-backed leather work boots are susceptible to this condition, which forms as a response to the continuous pressure on the back of the heel that […]

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Running is a very popular activity in the summer and all it takes is a decent pair of athletic shoes and a nice place to go for a run. While running is an excellent cardiovascular exercise, repetitive stress and pressure can contribute to problems with your feet and ankles including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and […]

Physical Therapy is Great for Your Feet

The feet are an amazing feat of natural engineering. They each contain a mind-boggling number of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and other components. Since these components are the supporters of the foundation of the rest of your body, that’s a lot of boggling. So take some of the boggle away from your feet and […]

3 Causes of Pain on the Top of the Foot

Dropping something heavy on the top of your foot can cause a fracture. Diseases like diabetes can contribute to the top of the foot pain and numbness. Pain on the top of the foot has many possible causes, so be sure to see your foot doctor to get the proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. 3 […]

How to Treat Calluses on Your Feet

Having hard, rough, abrasive calluses on your feet can cause considerable pain and discomfort, and the condition looks particularly unattractive. Small calluses on your feet can be easily decreased using a pumice stone. A pumice stone is a natural abrasive made from volcanic rock. Apply rehydrating creams after the pumice treatment and allow them to […]

How to Treat Bunions Without Surgery

Bunions are a very common foot problem, with more than twenty percent of adults affected at some point, usually after the age of fifty. The telltale bump of a bunion form on the big toe as it bends towards your other toes. Initially, bunions may not be very painful, but as the condition progresses, you […]

5 Causes of Arch Pain

Your arches are under considerable stress and pressure from your daily activities and they can become irritated, swollen, and even torn from overuse, which can cause plantar fasciitis. Wearing the right shoes with proper arch support is essential to avoiding arch pain. Properly treated arch problems can also alleviate spinal misalignment that contributes to knee, […]

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