Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is known as the inflammation of your plantar fascia, which lines the sole of your feet and connects to the toes. The plantar fascia is important in everyday activities because it helps support your foot arch, and thus, the overall balance of your body. Plantar fasciitis can be caused by long periods of … Continued

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue in the heel that stretches across the bottom length of your foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue becomes inflamed, causing heel pain and discomfort during physical activity. Although the condition is completely treatable, traditional methods can take up to a year to start becoming effective. Plantar … Continued

Knowing the Different Types of Arthritis

Arthritis is a debilitating condition that affects the joints of our bodies, and there exist different types of arthritis. As arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, “the immune system acts wrongly and begins to attack itself.” Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the most common types of arthritis, where rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks … Continued

Arthritic Foot Care

During your lifetime, you will probably walk about 75,000 miles, which is quite a lot of stress to put on your feet. As you get older, the 26 bones and 30 joints in each of your feet will lose flexibility and elasticity. Your foot’s natural shock absorbers will wear down as well. Having arthritis added … Continued

Protecting Your Feet from Plantar Warts

If you plan on going barefoot outside or in public places as the warmer weather is rolling in, make sure that your feet are properly protected and that the areas are safe enough to walk through. Going barefoot means the risk of contracting bacterial infections or viruses such as plantar warts. The virus that causes … Continued

All About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are warts that are only found on the feet, hence the term “plantar”, which means “relating to the foot.” They are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, and occur when this virus gets into open wounds on the feet. The warts themselves are hard bumps on the foot. They are easily recognizable, … Continued

Excessive Sweating, or Hyperhidrosis, is Caused by Overactive Sweat Glands

As our bodies have “between two million and four million sweat glands to regulate our body temperature,” sweating is the body’s way of cooling us down. However, people who sweat more than usual or excessively may have hyperhidrosis, caused by overstimulation of the eccrine sweat glands. Antiperspirant and sympathectomy, the surgical removal of the sympathetic … Continued

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis of the feet, also termed plantar hyperhidrosis, is characterized by excessive sweating of the feet that is can be onset by any cause, such as exercise, fever, or anxiety. Most people suffering from hyperhidrosis of the feet also experience hyperhidrosis of the hands, or palmar hyperhidrosis. Approximately 1-2% of Americans suffer from this disorder. … Continued