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Possible Symptoms and Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle pain is the general term that encompasses several types of chronic foot conditions and injuries. These may include ankle arthritis, stress fractures, and sprains. There are various symptoms read more..

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How to Deal with Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot is a type of fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It is caused when the tinea fungus grows on the foot. It is possible to catch the fungus through direct contact wi... read more..

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Risk Factors for Athlete’s Foot

Contracting athlete’s foot can happen to anyone, but there are some risk factors that increase the chance of contracting this inconvenient condition. Public places like locker rooms, showers, read more..

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Obesity and the Feet

Obesity is a common problem in American society. Approximately one third of the U.S. population is obese. Obesity is defined as a body mass index greater than 30. Obesity has the power to affect diffe... read more..

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Obesity May Affect the Structure of the Foot

Research has indicated that one billion adults are overweight in the world. This may cause stress on the bones in the foot, which may cause unwanted foot conditions. These may include arthritis, read more..

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Falls Prevention

Elderly Americans are very susceptible to falls as they get older. Everyone experiences decreases in flexibility, balance, strength, and the senses as they age. This correlates to some eye-opening sta... read more..

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Exercising Can Help Prevent Falls

Falling is a common fear for older adults due to the serious complications that can accompany a fall. Annually, there are a large number of severe falls that result in injury. There is evidence t read more..

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Causes Symptoms and Treatment for Poor Circulation in the Feet

The purpose of the body’s circulation system is to transport blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. A reduction of blood to a specific part of the body may cause one to experience sym... read more..

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Symptoms of Poor Circulation

Poor circulation is defined as inadequate blood flow in the body. This may be caused by medical conditions which may include diabetes, high blood pressure, or elevated cholesterol levels. Some of the ... read more..

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Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Although rheumatoid arthritis attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area. Those ... read more..

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Yoga and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes severe pain in joints and can be debilitating. There is currently no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but there are methods to les read more..

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Bunions

A bunion is a bump that forms at the base of the big toe. Bunions form when the big toe pushes against the next toe, which forces the big toe joint to get bigger and stick out.  As a result, the ... read more..

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Possible Causes of Bunions

A protruding bone on the side of the big toe may be referred to as a bunion. It generally causes discomfort, and this may affect the type of shoes that are worn. This condition occurs as a result read more..

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Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue in the heel that stretches across the bottom length of your foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue becomes inflamed, causing heel pain and ... read more..

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Plantar Fasciitis Is a Common Foot Condition

A common foot condition known as plantar fasciitis affects many people worldwide, and may typically cause severe pain and discomfort in the heel area of the foot. The condition is a result of inflamma... read more..

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is a compression of the posterior tibial nerve. The posterior tibial nerve runs along the inside of the ankle into the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome... read more..

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What Occurs If You Have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Most people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but not many are familiar with tarsal tunnel syndrome. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is the ankle’s equivalent to carpal tunnel syndrome. Both syndromes read more..

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Solutions for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels can make life very frustrating and embarrassing when displaying the bare feet. Aside from being unpleasing to the eye, they can also tear stockings and socks and wear out shoes... read more..

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Foot Soaks and Cracked Heels

If you have ever experienced the condition known as cracked heels, you are most likely aware of the pain and discomfort it may cause. It may be a result of wearing shoes or sandals that are backl read more..

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Blisters

Blisters are pockets of fluid that occur under the top layer of your skin. These fluid pockets are usually filled with pus, blood, or serum. Blisters may itch or hurt and can appear as a single bubble... read more..

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Preventing Blisters While You Travel

One of the ways to have a more enjoyable travel experience is to include comfortable shoes in your suitcase. If you are planning on spending most of the day walking or exploring, it’s important ... read more..

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Understanding Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses are both hardened layers of thickened skin that develop because of friction. Both ailments are typically found on the feet and may be unsightly. Although they have similarities, cor... read more..

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How to Care for Corns

If you have developed a corn, it has most likely formed to protect the skin that may have been affected from wearing shoes that fit improperly. These types of shoes may cause the skin on one toe read more..

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Flatfoot

Flatfoot is a foot disorder that is not as straightforward as many people believe.  Various types of flatfoot exist, each with their own varying deformities and symptoms.  The partial or tot... read more..

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Flat Feet May Gradually Disappear with Age

The medical term that is referred to as flat feet is indicative of the arches in the foot appearing lower than what is classified as normal. Most babies are born with flat feet, and the arches wi read more..

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