Category: Foot Conditions

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Causes Your Feet to Swell?

Fluid retention in the feet can happen from normal everyday activities, including being on your feet all day for your work, or conversely, it can be caused by prolonged sitting, such as during a long plane or bus trip that can incite your feet to swell up. A wide variety of illnesses and injuries can […]

Peripheral Nerve Damage & Your Feet

The peripheral nervous system is built from the nerves that radiate throughout your body from the spinal cord. They provide a large portion of the sensory and motor function that your body needs in order to function properly. Nerve damage to the feet, which is also called peripheral neuropathy, is a progressive condition that has […]

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