• A Closer Look at Plantar Fasciitis
    Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective plantar fascia tissue on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed, or even torn, from overuse. Women, runners, people who are obese or who Read more
  • Treating Painful Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Rheumatoid arthritis can be a debilitating disease where a joint's lining (synovium) is attacked by the body’s immune system. This causes the synovium to become inflamed, which damages the surrounding Read more
  • Walking May Be Affected by a Plantar Wart
    Research has shown that plantar warts affect approximately ten percent of the population. They are warts that develop on the sole of the foot, and grow inward as a result Read more
  • Finding the Best Running Shoe for Your Feet
    It’s not about the looks or the status, it’s about the fit. When in doubt, experts recommend that when shopping for running shoes to put fit over fashion, brand, or Read more
  • Have I Broken or Sprained My Toe?
    Many people have stubbed their toe by hitting it or dropping something heavy on it, felt pain, and wondered if it was broken. It might be a sprain but it Read more
  • What Are Heel Spurs and How Do They Form?
    Heel spurs, also referred to as calcaneal spurs or osteophytes, are calcium deposits that develop on the heel bone over time. They typically form in response to chronic strain or Read more
  • Facts About Arthritis
    Arthritis has long been considered an ailment of the elderly, but a variety of other people are actually experiencing some form of arthritis, even children. Arthritis is an inflammation of Read more
  • Treatment Options for Sweaty Feet
    People who have feet that sweat excessively may have a condition that is known as plantar hyperhidrosis. It may be the result of a neurological or endocrine disorder and can Read more
  • When Heel Pain Is Caused by Plantar Fasciitis
    If you are experiencing pain on the bottom of your heel, there is a good chance that you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an Read more
  • How to Measure for Shoe Size
    Always measure your feet if you have any questions about your proper shoe size. You can measure your own feet with a tape measure or ruler, paper, a writing implement, and Read more
  • How Is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed?
    The tibial nerve in the ankle enables movement and feeling in areas of the foot. When this nerve gets compressed, it forms what is known as tarsal tunnel syndrome.  This can Read more
  • Stress and Fatigue Fractures are the Same Injury
    Fatigue fractures, which are known as stress fractures, occur when there is stress that is exerted on the bone. The foot is a common place for this to happen, and Read more
  • Improve Your Choice of Footwear While Pregnant
    As women gain weight during pregnancy, it is common for their legs and feet to begin swelling and aching. This is mainly a side-effect of the normal buildup of fluids Read more
  • Possible Causes of Blisters
    Blisters on the feet can be uncomfortable, painful, and if infected, can become a serious health issue. Blisters are a small pocket of fluid that develops over a damaged portion Read more
  • Toe Squats and the Plantar Fascia
    An effective stretch that benefits the bottom of the foot is known as a toe squat. It is known to strengthen the plantar fascia, which is the portion of tissue Read more
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the otherwise healthy cells that make up the linings of joints. Because each foot contains 33 Read more

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