ETL Podiatry

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4 Treatments for Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is the name of a fairly common and painful condition that involves the two pea-sized sesamoid bones that are located in the ball of your foot. These small, free-floating bones help absorb and distribute the considerable weight and pressure imparted to the feet when you are standing, walking, and exercising. If you experience severe

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2 Common Toenail Problems

It may not seem important until you develop a painful toenail condition, but noticing changes to the color and texture of your toenails can give you an early warning of an impending painful problem. Early detection can help decrease the duration and severity of conditions like ingrown and fungal toenails. 2 of the most common

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4 Causes of Metatarsal Syndrome

The ball of the foot where the metatarsal bones of the middle toes are located is particularly susceptible to irritation from all the stress and pressure that repeatedly pound the area during walking and playing sports. One of the conditions that can cause extreme pain and discomfort in this area is metatarsal syndrome. This condition

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Overpronation Causes Foot, Knee, and Back Problems

The correct way for your foot to operate when you walk or run is for the outer part of the heel to make contact first followed by the middle and ball of the foot. If your foot rolls excessively inward during this rotation it creates a condition called overpronation. The misalignment can cause arch and

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Haglund’s Deformity Causes Heel Pain

Haglund’s deformity is sometimes called the “pump bump” since it tends to affect people who frequently wear tight-fitting shoes like high heels. The bony protrusion that is the telltale sign of this condition forms near the Achilles tendon. It isn’t always painful in the beginning, but the condition can lead to a complication called bursitis

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How To Prevent Painful Plantar Warts

Plantar warts can grow hidden under the skin on the bottom of your foot. The only sign that you have a plantar wart will be a painful bump that hurts when you walk on it. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus that can enter under your skin through cuts and scrapes. Since plantar warts

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How To Avoid Fungal Toenail Infections

When the fungi that cause a fungal toenail infection get underneath your toenail, the nasty little microbes can cause the nail to become yellow, thick, and brittle with a terrible odor in many cases. Fungal toenails can be hard to fix once the infection has become advanced, so see your podiatrist if this is the

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4 Ways To Treat and Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot between the metatarsal bones that form your toes and the heel bone. When this tough yet delicate tissue is overly stressed, or if tiny tears develop, the pain and debilitation can be severe. The pain often radiates to other parts

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2 Causes of Cancer on Your Feet

You don’t usually think of skin cancer as something that affects the feet. Skin cancer has such a strong correlation with sunlight exposure, and your feet don’t usually get a lot of sun. While exposing lightly-colored and freckled skin to the sun is a risk factor for developing skin cancer, other factors not related to

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How To Avoid Injuries While Exercising

The repetitive stress of regular exercise can increase the occurrence of a variety of problems with your feet and ankles including ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis, to name just a few. Many of these injuries can be avoided by practicing some fairly simple steps. Some great ways to avoid exercise injuries to your

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