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Fungal Toe Nails & Diabetes

The fungi that cause toenail infections can completely penetrate the bed of the nail and can become difficult to remove without rigorous treatment.  Since fungal nails are often very brittle, they can have sharp edges that cut your feet and toes, allowing bacteria and fungi to enter the body and cause an infection. Patients with […]

A Stubbed Toe Can Cause Problems

A stubbed toe can be intensely painful at the moment it happens because there isn’t any cushioning on the front of your toe to absorb the blow. Many nerve endings are in your toes so it at first feels like a severe injury even when it is only minor. But since it can be hard […]

What Happens to Your Feet as You Age?

Your feet really get abused over the years, so it’s important to be aware of what to expect as you get older and to remember that you have to keep your feet and the rest of your body in tip-top shape to avoid major problems. While proper exercise and diet can mitigate the effects of […]

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

If you are experiencing pain in your heel after the first steps you take in the morning, or after extended periods of sitting or standing, it could be a sign that you have an inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes and up to your heel bone. […]

Why is My Toe Throbbing?

An ingrown toenail can cause throbbing pain in your toe and it may not be immediately obvious that an ingrown nail is the cause of the pain. If you see redness, swelling, and oozing at the edge of your nail, accompanied by pain, especially when you press on the edge of your toe, then you […]

High Heels Hurt Your Feet

Celebrities including Oprah and Victoria Beckham have come out in recent years to decry the wearing of damaging shoes by women all in the name of fashion. As women realize that the long-term health of their feet, knees, hips, and back are more important than fashion, many of them are choosing not to wear uncomfortable […]

Your Achilles Tendon Can Break Suddenly

You may not realize it until you suffer an injury to this largest tendon in your body, but your Achilles tendon is an essential part of your anatomy that makes it possible for you to move your foot and walk or run. This tendon allows you to rise up on your toes when you are […]

What About Foot Cancer?

Your feet are susceptible to a variety of cancers and tumors, both benign and malignant, just like any other part of your body. Detecting the obvious and not so obvious signs of cancer in the early stages is extremely important to successful treatment. Regular foot inspections with your podiatrist to check for unusual changes are […]

Why is My Toe Bent?

All four of your smaller toes are susceptible to a condition called hammertoe. The big toe is the only one not potentially affected. Hammertoe is a progressive deformity that will only worsen the longer it goes untreated and the toe can become permanently bent in the shape of a hammer or mallet, often causing additional […]

Progressive Symptoms of Toenail Fungus

A fungal toenail infection can range from a mild inconvenience to a severe problem that can even lead to the amputation of a toe. A mild infection can oftentimes be treated with home remedies, but be certain to carefully monitor the situation to check for signs of spreading. A mild toenail infection will have the […]

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