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What Can I Do To Avoid Nail Fungus Infections?

Toenail fungus can cause a smelly and yellowish infection under your toenails that will eventually lead to the complete removal of the nail if treatment isn’t started before the infection gets out of control. Fungi thrive in warm, wet environments, which is why they love your warm, sweaty feet. Interestingly, the same fungi that cause

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Different Types of Foot and Ankle Fractures

Our feet and ankles absorb a tremendous quantity of pressure and stress every day, which is why fractures of the feet and ankles are among the most common injuries treated by foot specialists.   Fractures are usually categorized as stress fractures or acute fractures   Stress fractures Stress fractures occur from repeated trauma on the

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The Woe of Stubbing Your Toe

Stubbing your toe usually hurts intensely at the moment of injury because your toes have limited fat deposits to take the impact. Also, since there are more nerve endings in your toes that send pain signals to the brain, even a minor injury can feel quite painful. When the initial shock of stubbing your toe

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How Custom Orthotic Inserts Help Your Feet

For optimum foot health, you should always use the proper footwear, stretch before exercise, and perform regular foot inspections and cleanings. Additionally, the use of custom orthotic inserts and stabilization devices can provide excellent foot and ankle support and treat any abnormalities in foot structure that are often the cause of many foot and ankle

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3 tips for preventing foot pain

Our feet are the foundation to our bodies. They keep us standing and moving throughout the day. However, when they begin to ache, you will feel it from head to toe–literally. A lot of the foot problems we experience are related to flexibility. If your muscles are really right, they’re not working properly and will

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Watch Out for Foot Cancer

Skin cancer is often associated with sun exposure, but it can still affect parts of your body that don’t normally get a lot of sun, particularly when it comes to your feet.  Always take the same measures you would with other exposed skin including applying sunscreen to your feet when you go barefoot or wear

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What Is an Avulsion Fracture?

There are several types of fractures that can affect the feet and ankles, and an avulsion fracture is one such condition that more frequently affects younger athletes. This fracture is characterized by the fact that a small piece of bone tears away with an injured ligament, often striking the elbows, hips, and ankles. The bones

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Plantar Warts Can Be a Hidden Cause of Foot Pain

When you get a wart on the bottom of your foot it can be one of the most painful experiences, but oftentimes the actual wart is hidden under a thick section of skin with only a bump to show its existence. This is especially true when the wart grows right on the ball of your

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Why Did My Foot Fall Asleep?

Having your foot fall asleep is often just a normal result of nerve compression that can be caused by the position of your body. But it can also happen when the blood source to your feet is compromised, causing inadequate blood circulation. While these issues will often subside after you change your position and remove

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Why Does the Side of My Foot Hurt?

Peroneal tendonitis is an injury that causes severe pain on the outside of the foot involving the two peroneal tendons, the peroneus longus and the peroneus brevis. These run parallel to each other on the outside of the foot and eventually connect to the muscles of the lower leg. This condition can easily be misidentified

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