Category: Foot Conditions

COVID Toe is Emerging as a Coronavirus Symptom

All the complicated variations in symptoms that can characterize a coronavirus infection have been going through some reevaluations as doctors and health experts worldwide have been documenting different and more subtle symptoms (such as COVID toe) is largely asymptomatic patients compared to those who have been hospitalized. Since many early studies involved only hospitalized patients, […]

What Makes My Feet So Smelly?

Foot odor is pretty much unavoidable to a large degree. Your feet are loaded with sweat glands (nearly half a million in both feet!) and this constant production of moisture produces the ideal environment for the growth of bacteria and fungi. As these microbes consume your sweat they produce horrible smells during the decomposition process. […]

Orthotics Treat Many Problems

Orthotic shoe inserts can be created by your foot doctor to fit your exact foot shape. They can add support where needed and redirect pressure away from problem areas. Not only do custom orthotic shoe inserts treat foot and ankle problems, but also they can treat the gait abnormalities that so often contribute to pain […]

Chilblains Cause Winter Pain

Chilblains is a condition in which small blood vessels in your skin become painfully inflamed and irritated after repeated exposure to cold temperatures. The condition does not occur in locations where the temperature drops below freezing for long periods, but only in areas that experience more mild winter weather. Chilblains can become a major problem […]

Bunions Often Become More Painful

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the side of the big toe that gradually pushes the big toe over and into the other toes. Initially, a bunion isn’t very painful, but as the condition progresses, the pressure and rubbing can cause skin condition like blisters and corns and can also lead to […]

3 Causes of Smelly Feet

Foot odor is a problem faced by nearly everybody and the condition is caused for the most part by the tendency of our feet to sweat excessively. There are literally hundreds of sweat glands in the feet and some of the resultant moisture that is produced gets trapped by your shoes and socks allowing bacteria […]

How to Treat Foot Neuromas

The sensation of having a phantom stone in your shoe often occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by a thickening of the tissue around a nerve that connects to the toes. This inflammation can compress the nerve and cause severe pain. Morton’s neuroma is the most common type. Wearing high heeled […]

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 […]

How to Treat Achilles Tendonitis

Your capacity to walk, run, and high five is largely influenced by the correct functioning of your Achilles tendon which allows you to flex your feet and stand on your tippy toes. When you have an injury to this largest tendon in your body that connects your heels to your calf muscles, the pain and […]

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