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High Arches Can Be a Sign of Something Serious

High Arches Can Be a Sign of Something Serious

High Arches are known to cause tiredness and pain in the foot due to the arches being raised at an abnormal height. Although this condition can be genetic, it can also be the result of a lesser known sign of a neurological issue. This condition typically prevents the foot from flattening as it hits the ground […]

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Smokers Need to be Weary of Corns

Smokers Need to be Weary of Corns

Corns can occur for a variety of reasons, such as when the toe joint of the foot becomes misplaced so as to cause the skin to hit into the inside of a shoe. However, corns can also be caused by smoking cigarettes and may be fibrous in nature. These smokers’ corns tend to have lesions and […]

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Be Careful of Lacerations at the Beach

Be Careful of Lacerations at the Beach

Lacerations are a usual injury of the foot since the feet are in contact with many surfaces that may contain sharp edges or debris that can cut the skin. Moreover, many choose to walk the beach barefoot to feel the warm sand. However, April happens to be the National Foot Health Awareness Month and we must […]

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Crush Injuries are Common in the Workplace

Crush Injuries are Common in the Workplace

Crush injuries that occur on the foot are unfortunately a usual injury in the workplace. These types of injuries can cause significant disability or time out of work and are more likely to occur with individuals that have to stand for long periods of time, work in dangerous areas or that work with harmful materials. […]

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Take Action Against Heel Spurs

Take Action Against Heel Spurs

Heel Spurs are injuries to the plantar fascia of the foot caused by frequent stress placed upon it from a variety of activities. The plantar fascia is a tendon at the bottom of the foot and can become swollen, which causes discomfort and stiffness. Spurs thereafter develop on the bone through calcium deposits in an […]

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Baseball Players Need to be Weary of Hammertoes

Baseball Players Need to be Weary of Hammertoes

Hammertoes happen to a number of people, but baseball players need to be extra careful due to the type of footwear they wear. This condition occurs when the middle joint of the toe bends into a fixed state. The toe will be able to bend slightly at first but will eventually become stuck in the […]

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Ankle Fractures Can Be a Substantial Disruption

Ankle Fractures Can Be a Substantial Disruption

Ankle fractures are not to be taken lightly as they can cause significant pain and interference in mobility. The ankle joint is made of 2 joints. Actions that cause this condition to occur include twisting or rolling the ankle, slipping or severe trauma. Discomfort following the fracture can radiate from the foot upwards, causing inflammation […]

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Plantar Fasciitis is No Laughing Matter

Plantar Fasciitis is No Laughing Matter

Plantar fasciitis is more often than not the cause of heel pain. This is the case because when it tears from the bone of the heel, it can become inflamed and cause varying levels of discomfort. The plantar fascia is a band of muscles at the foot’s base. This location helps explain why pain is […]

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Calluses are Rigid and Rough

Calluses are Rigid and Rough

Calluses come in a variety of colors, from white to brown. Footwear plays a large role in contributing to the formation of this condition because the skin of the foot comes into contact with the inside of the shoe in an abrasive manner and thickens as a defense means. This condition can also form from […]

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Neuromas Don’t Come With Instructions

Neuromas Don’t Come With Instructions

Neuromas affect the toes and ball of the foot, however, the pain can be sporadic and difficult to predict. A neuroma is a swollen nerve that occurs in the nerves at the base of the toes or on the bottom of the foot. This happens because when a nerve is recurrently pinched, it will increase […]

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