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4 Common Foot Sports Injuries

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Playing sports is one of the most common causes of foot injuries. During sports such as basketball, football and tennis, your feet do a lot of moving, jumping and landing. All of this weight, pressure and rapid activity puts a strain on the dozens of bones, muscles, tendons and...

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Do You Need Surgery for Haglund’s Deformity?

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Haglund’s deformity or “pump bump” is a bony bump that develops on the back of the heel bone. The bump is often accompanied by severe pain, redness of the inflamed area, and swelling in the bursa, with the latter being a fluid-filled sac between the tendon and heel bone....

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Bunions: Causes and Treatments

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A bunion is an abnormality of the feet that can cause discomfort, especially while wearing certain types of shoes. This bony bump develops near the joint that is located at the base of the big toe. A hallux abducto valgus affects the metatarsal bone causing a shift in the...

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Relieving Pain from Hammer Toes

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A hammer toe is considered a deformity that is caused by your toe bending or curling downward instead of pointing forward. Any toe on your foot can be affected; however, typically the second and third toes are involved. It is possible for a hammer toe to be present at...

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What to Expect from Flat Feet

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Since having flat feet is painless in most cases, intense medical attention is not usually warranted. In the event that the condition becomes painful, however, the advice from a physician could play a role in managing the discomfort. What Are Flat Feet? Flat feet simply means that the arches...

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An Overview of Foot Arthritis

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If you are over the age of 60 years and suffer from aching feet, there is a good chance you may be suffering from foot arthritis. This is a form of osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative condition in which the cartilage between the bones wears away. This allows the...

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All About Ankle Sprains

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An ankle sprain is a medical condition that often takes some time to heal. The amount of time you spend off your foot depends on the severity of the sprain. Some injuries are so minor that you might feel better the next day, but other sprains are more severe...

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4 Facts About Children’s Foot Development

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As children’s feet grow, they change and develop over time. The foot contains 26 bones, but a newborn baby has feet largely made of cartilage. As your child grows, that hardens into bone that does not finish developing and hardening until he or she child is around 18. That...

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All About Chronic Ankle Instability

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The ankle joint is made up of numerous bones, tendons, and ligaments. All of these help the ankle produce a multitude of movements. They play an integral part in maintaining the ankle’s stability. Ankle instability can result when these bones, ligaments, or tendons are damaged or compromised in some...

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Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves are damaged, causing weakness, tingling, and numbness in the hands and feet. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and how this condition is treated. What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy? The most common cause of this condition...

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