Category: Foot Conditions

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 […]

The Heel Pain of Haglund’s Deformity

There is a bony area on the back of your heel that can become severely irritated and reddened by the unremitting rubbing caused by tightly fitting shoes (such as high heeled pumps), which is why the condition of Haglund’s deformity is often referred to as the “pump bump.” The bump forms near the Achilles tendon, […]

How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot

The red, itchy, peeling and burning skin that is caused by the fungal infection athlete’s foot is something we would all like to avoid, and there are some precautions you can take to keep your feet healthy and avoid this often smelly and unsightly occurrence. Since the fungi that grow and cause this condition are […]

Foot Symptoms May Point to Other Health Problems

Since your feet may be the first place to show signs of problems with your overall health, it’s important to pay attention to the condition of your feet to see if other health problems may be rearing their ugly heads. Some of the foot symptoms that can point in the direction of other health issues […]

Treating Painful Bunions

Although bunions are a very common foot condition, they tend to develop very slowly, and many people ignore the problem until the bunion has reached a more advanced stage and is harder to treat. Bunions develop when the big toe joint gets misaligned due to poorly fitting shoes, abnormal foot mechanics caused by arch problems […]

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