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The Wickedness of Corns

Corns are hardened areas of skin that can form on the foot and cause problems if not handled correctly. It’s the pressure and friction that occurs on the foot’s skin that begins the start of this condition by causing a buildup of dead layers of skin. Corns are generally hard or soft, depending on whether […]

Flat Feet Don’t Level the Playing Field

Flat Feet have a way of complicating normal routines by affecting the way the foot hits the ground. The reason this condition can cause complications is because in normal feet, the tendons in the foot help to lift the middle of the sole off the ground when moving; yet, flat feet cause the arch to […]

Handle Foot Pain Caused by Arthritis with Proper Footwear

Proper footwear are powerful words in the world of foot health. In particular, devices such as orthotics can help to treat arthritis by adjusting muscle stimulation to lessen the joint burden. Moreover, correctly fitting footwear can also help in this regard since shoes that are narrow and tight may cause damage to the foot’s joints. This […]

Plantar Fasciitis May Worsen by Cycling

Plantar Fasciitis can be a painful condition that affects many day to day activities. This condition affects the plantar fascia, which protects the arch of the foot and allows us to walk, jump, run, and move. It is an essential part of the mechanics of the foot and extends from the heel bone to the […]

Achilles Tendon Ruptures Are Not Appealing

Achilles Tendon injuries can be disturbing to mobility since it is the biggest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon joins the heel bone to the calf muscle and plays a major role in the movement of the feet. This tendon assists the heel with raising itself off the floor during walking, as well as […]

Hammertoes Can Happen Because of a Stroke

Hammertoes are a potentially painful condition that can cause the large toes to bend at the middle joint in an abnormal manner and become rigid if they are not treated early on. Many understand that this condition is usually caused by improper footwear; however, most do not realize that it can also be caused by […]

Skin Cancer Can Happen On Your Feet

Skin cancers of the feet can manifest in different ways: they may be painless, can crack, cause ulcers, bleed, and have unrelated conditions near the area. Although feet can be susceptible to the sun like other parts of the body, they are often covered up and protected from the sun more so than other limbs. […]

Massage Therapy Can Work Away Your Foot Pain

Massage therapy can be a great form of treatment to relieve foot and ankle pain that may be lingering for a long period of time. The majority of heel pain is centered around pressure placed on the plantar fascia, which is a ligament located at the bottom of the foot that runs from the bottom […]

Metatarsalgia Can Interfere with Sports

Metatarsalgia is the swelling of the joints between the metatarsal foot bones and phalanges toe bones due to surplus pressure being placed on the joints from routine activities or high intense undertakings. This condition causes pain in the front of the foot that intensifies when bearing weight on the foot. This pain gets significantly worse […]

Orthotics Help to Stabilize Foot Deformities

Orthotics can help to counteract discomfort caused by a variety of foot conditions, including deformities, which can cause an imbalance in general mobility and result in pain in the heels, ankle joints, legs and all the way up to the lower back. These foot support devices are usually custom fitted to the specific contours of […]