Stress or hairline fractures frequently affect athletes and runners and dancers due to all the repetitive pressure encountered. They can also occur when a less active person suddenly decides to begin an exercise program too rapidly.
Corns and calluses are created as the body’s natural reaction to extreme friction and pressure on the skin that is often caused by poorly-fitting footwear. Athletes and people who are on their feet all day for work are more susceptible due to the additional pressure and stress on the feet.
A bunion is a hard, bony growth that often affects the joint of the big toe, causing the toe to bend and push into the other toes. When a smaller version occurs on the pinky toe, it is called a bunionette.
While experiencing pain on the top of your foot is not as common as other foot complaints, it can nonetheless be an extremely painful and debilitating experience.
Your foot and ankle are made up of a multitude of bones, tendons, ligaments and other tissues which makes pain in the ankle one of the symptoms most frequently addressed by podiatrists. Even though you may not have a direct ankle injury, you can experience radiating pain and discomfort from injuries and diseases that occur […]
Believe it or not, a wart! A wart is a growth on the skin caused by a virus. Warts usually spread in places with a lot of children, such as in locker rooms or at the pool. Warts can also spread from children to adults. However, due to a child’s fragile immune system, children have a higher chance […]
Wearing uncomfortable, ill-fitting, or lesser-quality footwear can lead to a host of foot and ankle problems, as well as foot injuries and even foot deformities over time. Use this checklist to make sure you choose the best shoe to head off foot issues before they start: Footwear should have a comfortable, durable design, be made […]