How to Treat Painful Arches

Arch pain can occur slowly and intermittently, or the appearance may be more sudden. In either event, you need to determine the cause of the pain in order to treat the problem correctly. Due to the wide variety of conditions that can create arch pain you really need to see your podiatrist for the correct […]

5 Excellent Hammer Toe Treatments

Hammertoes are a toe deformity that results from a tendon and muscle imbalance. It is thought to be an inherited anomaly and is often made worse by wearing high heeled shoes. An injury to the toe or complications from arthritis can also cause this condition. Wearing shoes that are properly fitted and that provide proper […]

3 Great Treatments for Fungal Toenails

Toenail fungus can be an unsightly and smelly mess that can really ruin the condition of your toenails. It makes your nails turn yellow, thick, and brittle, and there is often a foul odor associated with the fungal activity. The cause of a fungal nail infection is the same fungi that create athlete’s foot infections, […]

4 Common Causes of Heel Pain

Minor pain and discomfort in the heel will often be easily treated by common sense methods. By decreasing the rubbing and pressure from poorly fitting shoes you can eliminate many sources of heel pain. Heel pain will subside with rest and by avoiding the pressure and rubbing. If you are experiencing heel pain that doesn’t […]

How to Prevent Gout

Gout is caused by uric acid that can build up in the bloodstream, and while it is a normal ingredient of your blood, when any excess accumulation isn’t expelled through urination, the acid can reach high enough levels to crystallize out of the bloodstream and into the tissues around the joints, especially the big toe […]

Ankle Sprains and Other Running Injuries

You don’t need a lot of equipment to enjoy the benefits of running, and you can frequently find a nice refreshing outdoor venue to run in. There are also indoor tracks at schools and gyms that you can use during inclement weather. Running is a relatively easy and accessible sport. However, it’s imperative to have […]

The Causes of Pain in the Ball of Your Foot

Metatarsalgia is a frequent cause of pain in the ball of the foot. The ball is right behind your big toe on the bottom of your foot, and it takes on a large portion of the pressure from your body as you walk, run, or even stand. Subsequently, this part of the foot is more […]

Plantar Warts Can Cause Severe Foot Pain

Painful plantar warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) which chooses to live in your foot after entering through cracks on the calluses on the sole and ball of your foot. HPV is found wherever people congregate, so it can be easily acquired by using public showers, pool areas, and locker rooms. […]

Ultrasonic Therapy for Heel Pain

If you have pain and swelling on the back of your foot at your heel bone that continues to cause you trouble after several attempts at conventional treatments, you may have a chronic complication that could benefit from the application of Tenex Health TX ultrasonic therapy. Both Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis can cause severe […]

What is Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoiditis is a foot problem that is caused when the two sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot and the tissues surrounding them become inflamed and swollen. The sesamoid bones are free-floating bones that have no hard connection to the surrounding bones. They are only connected to the tendons and other connective tissues, with […]

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