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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 […]

Getting Older Causes Foot Problems

It’s never too late to pay more attention to your poor neglected feet! Eventually, all those years of walking, running and standing on them catches up to you, causing pain and discomfort if you are not prepared. Natural changes to foot structure and function occur and wear and tear takes a toll. Knowing what to […]

Tackling Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

The tarsal tunnel is actually a channel incorporated into the design of your foot located between your ankle bone and the ligaments that span the length and width of your foot. This so-called tunnel carries the nerves, tendons, and blood vessels that feed your feet. The most important nerve inside the tarsal tunnel is the […]

Taking Care of Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are created by thickened layers of skin that most commonly form on your hands, fingers, toes, and heels. When they appear on your feet, it is usually the result of excess friction and pressure created by poorly-fitted shoes or sandals. Calluses, which tend to be much larger than corns, are commonly located […]

Treating Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are non-cancerous growths that appear as small bumps on the top of your foot. They are soft, immovable, fluid-filled sacs and they may grow just beneath the surface of the skin which makes them hard to detect and diagnose. They tend to grow on a ligament, tendon, or muscle, and are frequently found […]

Why Do My Feet Smell So Bad?

Foot odor is a universal problem faced by nearly everyone and the condition is fueled by the large amount of sweating that happens with your feet. Your feet have more sweat glands than any other part of your body, with each foot containing nearly a quarter of a million of them! This constant production of […]

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Shoes

Choosing and wearing the right shoes is one of the best ways you can keep your feet happy and healthy, and the benefits extend right up your spine to your knees, hips, and back. The correct footwear will provide the necessary comfort and support for work, sporting, and leisure activities. 3 fabulous tips for selecting […]

Peroneal Tendonitis Mimics Plantar Fasciitis

A type of tendonitis that is sometimes overlooked as the cause of foot and ankle pain is peroneal tendonitis that affects the two tendons that run along the outside of the foot. This condition is sometimes diagnosed as plantar fasciitis by physicians, which is why you should always see your foot care specialist first. These […]