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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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burning feet

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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Treating and Preventing Blisters on Your Feet

Blisters can vary in size considerably, but even a small blister can become painfully irritated and possibly infected, especially in patients who have diabetes. Blisters are caused by a combination of heat, moisture, and rubbing that occurs with your footwear. Minimizing these factors can go a long way to blister prevention. Some tips to help

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What Is Clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a foot deformity that affects nearly one out of every one thousand children.  It is an inherited condition that is characterized by the inward rotation of the ankles. This anomaly often causes the bottoms of both feet to face each other, but one foot only may also be affected. This problem needs to

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foot fracture

Different Types of Foot Fractures

A fracture of the foot or ankle is a risk taken by professional athletes on an almost daily basis, but it can happen to anyone. A broken foot or ankle is a leading cause of a visit to your podiatrist’s office. Different types of foot and ankle fractures The two major types of bone fractures:

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How To Treat Hammertoes

A hallmark of this abnormality is a bend in the middle joints of the middle toes. They will appear in the shape of a hammer, which is why they are called hammertoes. This is likely to be caused by an imbalance between the muscles and tendons in the toes and can be exacerbated by wearing

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arthritis

Arthritis Often Hurts Your Feet and Ankles

Various types of arthritis can cause severe pain and discomfort in the joints, and, since each of your feet has more than thirty joints, they are frequently affected. Joints in the feet and ankles can become stiff, swollen and painful, making it hard to walk or just taking off and putting on your shoes. Developing

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