How to Treat Painful Plantar Warts

  Warts that grow in the tissue that spans the bottom of your foot (known as the plantar fascia) can be very painful and debilitating, especially when the weight of your body comes down on one when you try to walk. Plantar warts are often difficult to see often hidden by a thick skin and […]

Overpronation Causes Painful Problems

  When your foot rolls excessively inward when you are walking or exercising, the resulting condition is called overpronation, frequently caused by improper arch support and poorly fitting footwear. People with untreated flatfoot often suffer from overpronation. Correcting the gait abnormalities associated with this condition not only helps your feet and ankles, but also alleviates […]

The Condition of Your Toenails Can Point to Health Problems

  The condition of your feet can indicate a variety of health problems, with the condition of the toenails being particularly revelatory. The health and appearance of your toenails can point to many conditions, including infections, nutrient deficiencies, and systemic problems such as liver or artery disease. Here are some of the signs in your […]

4 Ways to Treat Painful Bunions

  Bunions are painful bumps that form on the big toe as it pushes into your other toes, causing a variety of additional problems, including overlapping toes. The bunion itself isn’t always painful in the beginning, but in the more advanced stages, the discomfort may become more acute, and bunion surgery may be needed for […]

Why Do My Feet Smell So Bad?

  The microbes on your skin and in the environment love dark and dank locations and conditions like those found inside your average pair of shoes. The fungi that produce a malodorous athlete’s foot infection are a favorite in many pairs of shoes. You can help to keep moisture and foot odor under control with […]

5 Causes of Top of the Foot Pain

While pain on the top of the foot may not be as common as other foot problems, there are a variety of factors that can contribute to debilitating pain and injury to the top of the foot and toes. Dropping your phone on your foot is one common occurrence that can even break a toe, […]

4 Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors

  Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a nerve condition in the foot very similar to the more commonly known carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a nerve condition that affects the wrist. In both syndromes, pressure on a major nerve causes the problems of burning, numbness, pain, and tingling. In the case of the tarsal tunnel, this […]

3 Ways to Treat Hammertoes

  A hammertoe is a toe deformity that gets its name because it causes one or more of your middle toes to become severely bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. When a toe bends at the tip joint, it is referred to as a claw toe. When several claw toes form on one […]

How to Treat a Ganglion Cyst

  A ganglion cyst is a benign growth that can grow on the top of the foot. A cyst is an immovable fluid-filled membrane that grows just beneath the skin on a tendon, muscle, or other soft tissue. They frequently occur in groups and may come and go and change size, which can make the […]

3 Causes of Big Toe Pain

  Big toe pain is one of the most common complaints treated by foot doctors. Many factors can contribute to big toe problems, including injury, systemic diseases like arthritis, and structural abnormalities. 3 common causes of big toe pain include the following: Gout—This inflammation of the joints is caused by excessive amounts of uric acid […]

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