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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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What Causes Pain in the Ball of Your Foot?

If you are experiencing a pain in the ball of your foot, you may have a condition called metatarsalgia which is a nerve problem that affects the nerves running along the metatarsal bones of the foot. The symptoms of metatarsalgia may include: Aching or burning pain—in the ball of your foot Increased pain during activity—that

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Strengthening Weak Ankles

If your legs feel sore and tired at the end of the day on a regular basis, then you may be experiencing some of the symptoms of weak ankles. Weak ankles are usually easy to gradually improve by using strengthening exercises, stretching, and other methods that may be suggested by your foot doctor. Some of

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Some Facts About Flat Feet

Some people have flat feet and don’t suffer any problems from them, but for others, untreated flat feet can cause a variety of foot and ankle issues and can also increase the likelihood of suffering injuries to the knees, hips, and back. What causes flat feet? Some of the causes of flat feet include the

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Don’t Ignore These Foot Symptoms

A large number of people have a tendency to try and ignore the existence of foot pain and to discount changes in foot function or appearance. Not paying attention to the initial warning signs of foot issues puts you at risk for developing more serious problems at a later date.   Some preliminary signs of

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Why Do I Have Ingrown Toenails?

The pain and discomfort of an ingrown toenail is something many of us have experienced. The medical name for this condition is onychocryptosis, and it can become a debilitating problem when it affects several toes at once, creating a constant fight with the painful swelling and infections that accompany this ailment. Since it is not

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What Are Sesamoid Bones?

An interesting fact about the sesamoid bones that separates them from others is that they are not directly connected to any other bone and float freely. They are surrounded by muscle or connected to tendons and ligaments. The largest sesamoid bone in your body is the kneecap. There are also two much smaller, pea-sized sesamoid

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How to Treat a Stress Fracture

Frequently seen in runners and athletes, stress fractures (or hairline fractures) are created by the repetitive pounding that occurs during recreational and competitive sports, especially those that involve a high degree of running, jumping, and fast stops and starts, such as tennis, soccer and basketball. Additionally, a stress fracture can occur when a sedentary individual

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Foot Fungus May Spread Without Treatment

Fungal infection on the feet is a common condition that usually starts between the toes and can spread very fast to other areas, especially the toenails. Yeasts and molds may also cause these types of infections. Fungi really love the warm, humid, and dark environment created by wearing socks, shoes and sneakers. The condition is

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Skin Cancer May Affect Your Feet

Since skin cancer is often associated with excessive sun exposure, many people do not realize that they need to be vigilant to the potential for skin cancer to affect their feet. Skin cancers can be caused by factors other than sun exposure, including things like chemical exposures that can adversely affect the DNA. People who

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