How to Prevent Fungal Toenails

The microbes that cause a fungal toenail infection can cause the nail to become discolored, thick, and brittle. There is often a terrible odor coming from the infected toenails as the fungi feed on your skin and sweat. The best way to prevent a fungal toenail infection is to avoid initial contact with the microbes […]

4 Tips for Avoiding Injuries During Sports & Exercise

Some of the more common injuries suffered while playing sports and exercising include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and shin splints. While any sports or exercise program comes with the risk of injury, you can minimize the likelihood of having an injury with some straightforward tips. 4 tips to help avoid injuries while playing sports and […]

3 Causes of Severe Heel Pain

The heel is the largest bone in your foot, and it helps to create the structure that allows for the formation of the arch. The muscles and connecting ligaments on each side of the heel bone will enable you to move your big and pinky toes.  Several causes of heel pain are overuse injuries, diseases, […]

5 Foot Care Essentials for Patients with Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with some straightforward yet essential advice for proper foot care when you have diabetes. The consequences of poorly managed diabetes can be quite severe, with horrible outcomes such as gangrene and possible amputation. However, with the proper care and a comprehensive […]

Why Does the Ball of My Foot Hurt So Much?

Experiencing sharp pain in the ball of your foot means you may be suffering from a condition called metatarsalgia. It is characterized by an inflammation that occurs near the middle toe bones in the ball of the foot. It can often be treated with rest, icing, and custom orthotics to redistribute stress and pressure. Many […]

What Makes Your Feet Smell?

Your feet and ankles have hundreds of sweat glands, and the bacteria and fungi responsible for the foul smell thrive in the moist, dark conditions inside the average pair of shoes. Letting your footwear dry out in between each wearing and using antimicrobial sprays and powders will destroy these microbes and the foot odor they produce. 3 […]

3 Simple Bunion Treatments

Bunions are a very common toe deformity that has a hereditary component but is also exacerbated by tight-fitting shoes. Since bunions tend to develop slowly, many people don’t notice them or choose to ignore them until they become more painful. A bunion can also push your other toes together causing overlapping problems, so be sure […]

Arthritis Causes Severe Foot Pain & Stiffness

Arthritic diseases affect the lining of your joints, causing inflammation and pain as bones start to rub against each other directly with little or no cushioning. Arthritic conditions often first occur in the extremities, with the hands and feet being among the first areas of the body to be affected. Getting treatment early for arthritis […]

4 Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

The wide band of tissue that spans the bottom of your foot (the plantar fascia) can become stressed, irritated, and inflamed from excessive pressure leading to severe pain and discomfort that often radiates to the heel area. This common condition is called plantar fasciitis. Since this condition can be tricky to trace and treat, be […]

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