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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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7 Treatments for Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles‘ tendonitis occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes painful and inflamed from repetitive activities such as jogging, competitive sports, and physically stressful work environments. All the stress and overuse eventually takes a toll and requires modification or cessation of the activity until the symptoms decrease. One of the main causes of a sudden injury to

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What Causes Your Foot To Fall Asleep?

The falling asleep sensation that everyone experiences occasionally in their feet and hands is a normal result of nerve compression. The tingling feeling is often easily alleviated by shifting your position, which removes the pressure and restores normal feeling. Other more serious problems such as a constricted blood supply can also cause this feeling. If

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Charcot Foot Is a Terrible Disease

The condition called Charcot foot can strike patients with diabetes who experience peripheral nerve damage. The insidious nature of this disease is that it can happen without the patient even being aware of it, since many patients who have diabetes have no feeling in the feet. Fractures and disabling deformities can occur and may even

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What Causes Burning Feet?

The feeling that your feet are burning can be a moderate discomfort, or it may progress to unrelenting pain that makes it hard to sleep. Many different diseases and conditions can cause the sensation of burning feet. The feeling is sometimes accompanied by numbness and tingling. You may have a skin infection that is causing

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Fun Foot Facts

4 Fascinating Foot Facts

Until you experience an injury to your feet or ankles that causes severe pain or makes it difficult or impossible to walk, you are probably like most people and tend to take your feet for granted. So keeping in mind the following facts about your awesome feet will hopefully inspire you to take better care

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