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How to Treat a Broken Toe

There are many misconceptions when it comes to what should be done about a broken toe. One of the main myths about a broken toe is that if you can walk on the foot, then the toe can’t be broken. This is not the case! A toe may have a minor break or a hairline […]

3 Major Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle pain has many possible causes and sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the pain. Initially, ankle pain can be treated with the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If pain and swelling do not subside after a day or two, you may have a more serious injury requiring the […]

Achilles Heel Causes Sudden Pain

The largest tendon in your body is the Achilles tendon that is easily identified by its thick, cord-like appearance at the top of the back part of your heel. A severe injury to this tendon can cause considerable pain and discomfort, but probably not as bad as having an arrow shot into it. This tendon […]

4 Great Tips for Happy and Healthy Feet

The best way to keep your feet happy and healthy after all the walking, running, climbing, dancing and standing they do for you every year is to take some proactive steps to keep them in tip-top shape. Don’t wait until you have a foot or ankle problem, when you can avoid many of these problems […]

What Are Heel Spurs?

Heel spurs are small bony bumps or spikes that grow on the back of the heel bone. They are formed by an excessive buildup of calcium. The condition is caused by the stress and pressure on the tendons and ligaments of the feet and ankles. A heel spur is not always painful, but since it […]

Gout Can Cause Sudden Foot Pain

A gout attack is a very painful experience that often strikes suddenly and often in the large joint of your big toe. Gout may also occur in the ankles, wrists, and hands. A gout attack is caused by uric acid crystallizing out of the blood and into the joints. The sharp crystals cause extreme pain […]

Stubbing Your Toe Causes Other Problems

Since there are so many nerve endings in your toes, when you stub your toe— usually the big toe — it can feel incredibly painful, even when the injury isn’t severe. Once the initial shock and pain have subsided, you can take a closer look and see how bad the damage is. If you heard […]

4 Treatments for Painful Bunions

A bump on the joint of your big toe may indicate the formation of a bunion. As the bump grows larger, the toe will be forced over into the other toes, creating other problems including blisters, corns, and calluses. As the condition progresses, you may experience problems with over and underlapping toes. People who have bunions […]

4 Ways High Heels Can Hurt Your Feet

More and more women are realizing that wearing high heeled shoes isn’t really worth the high fashion associated with them. Celebrities like Oprah have come out against them and many ladies are opting to wear them only on special occasions. Wearing high heeled shoes causes an enormous amount of excess pressure on the feet and […]