Your feet are composed of a multitude of bones with over thirty joints that can be adversely affected by arthritis.
While the majority of cancers and growths that appear on the feet are benign, some skin cancers are very aggressive and can spread to other parts of the body through your blood.
Bunions are a toe deformity that is thought to be inherited, but it can be exacerbated by many factors. Bunions tend to worsen over time, so it is best to see your foot doctor at the beginning stages when they are easier to treat.
Running outdoors in the spring and summer months can be very therapeutic. There are many hiking and running trails in lovely wooded areas that can get you out of the stress of the daily grind and back to nature.
Your arteries can be affected by plaque and fat deposits that cause them to narrow, thereby reducing blood flow to your extremities.
Heel calluses form as a natural reaction to the stress and pressure that is applied to your feet on a daily basis.
Experiencing an unexpected contraction of a muscle in your foot or leg can be very painful and sometimes it can feel like the contraction is never going to end.
The numbness caused by the nerve damage that is prevalent in patients who have diabetes can lead to complications when a foot injury isn’t felt, and infection rapidly sets in and progresses.
Custom orthotic inserts are specially made to fit your foot shape. These inserts are used to treat many feet and ankle problems and to improve performance in athletic endeavors.
Having a sensation of numbness in your feet can not only be irritating, but it can also be a sign of a serious systemic disease like diabetes.