5 Tips for Choosing Athletic Shoes

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Whether it’s running, jogging, soccer, or football, any active sport is going to place some type of strain and pressure on feet and ankles. While you can’t avoid this, you can choose athletic shoes that are designed to absorb this extra stress as much as possible and provide sufficient...

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4 Types of Toenail Fungus Infections

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Toenail fungus affects at least 20 percent of the population, and three-fourths of those affected are over age 60. Initially, toenails turn yellow and grow thicker, and skin around the nail may itch. As the condition progresses, toenails become brittle, edges become jagged and the nail itself may become...

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Diagnosing & Treating Ganglions

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Often appearing on the front of the ankle or just outside of this area of the foot, a ganglion is a firm, rubbery mass that’s filled with a thick fluid. While ganglions on the foot aren’t usually painful, these growths may result in irritation and distracting pressure when wearing...

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How Calluses and Corns Develop

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A callus or corn is a thickened layer of skin. They often occur in places on the foot that experience a lot of friction, such as the areas where two toes meet. Calluses tend to be larger than corns. Some people have a callus covering their entire heel. A...

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Plantar Fibromas & Arch Pain

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A plantar fibroma is a tough lump that is located on the arch of your foot. A foot doctor can diagnose a plantar fibroma by performing an exam on your foot. The dense, fibrous tissue of one of these growths feels different from the rest of your foot’s arch....

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Removing Plantar Warts

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Warts can appear anywhere on your body, but they are particularly troublesome when they develop on the soles of your feet. Foot warts are also called verrucas or plantar warts. Anyone can get these warts, and they can develop at any time and anywhere on the surface of the...

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Tarsal Coalition in Adults & Children

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Tarsal coalition is a disorder of the feet in which two or more bones that should not be attached begin to grow together. The bones can be connected by newly formed bone tissue or by cartilage or fibrous tissue that is similar to a ligament. A podiatrist will offer...

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Accessory Navicular Syndrome

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Approximately four to 14 percent of individuals are born with an extra bone in their foot known as the accessory navicular bone. This bone, which plays no role in normal foot function, is located just above the arch on the inner side of the foot. Most people with the...

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Foot Fracture Causes

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Our feet endure hours of stress and strain each day. They support our body weight and walk over all sorts of terrain. They also tolerate being inserted into all types of footwear, both comfortable and tortuous. It should come as little surprise then that our daily activities can lead...

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Podiatric Care for Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of pain in the heels and other leg muscles. This condition occurs when a tissue known as the plantar fascia ligament tears. Plantar fascia is an extended ligament located on the soles of the feet. Some of the common signs...

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