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What are Claw Toes and Mallet Toes and How can they be Treated?
Have you been told that you or a loved one has mallet or claw toes? Mallet and claw toes form over time and are not uncommon in adults. Mallet and claw toes are common toe problems. If you suspect you have mallet or claw toes, you should consult a podiatrist right away. Left untreated, the problem may escalate and lead to the need for surgery. But first it ...

Do I have Verruca, Callus, or Corn on my foot?
If there is something on your foot that is bothering you or it is painful, you should consult a podiatrist right away before it turns into a serious concern. Read on to understand the differences between a corn, a callus and a verruca.   Callus A callus refers to an area of hard, thick skin that has developed over time due to friction or pressur...

Do Not Take a Diabetic Foot Ulcer Lightly
Diabetic foot ulcers can begin without warning. Whether it’s a shoe bite or a long walk, you may suddenly spot a small callus or blister on your foot that suddenly turns into wound or an ulcer. If you keep walking instead of stopping and seeking care, a large percent of people with diabetes will end up with a foot ulcer. Prevent foot ulcers Even befo...

How Rheumatoid Arthritis affects the Feet
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition that results when the body’s immune system attacks its own joint lining tissue. This leads to pain and stiffness in the joints due to inflammation. More than a million people in the USA suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA usually affects the smaller joints first – hands, the feet and the ankles. After th...

Foot and Ankle Injuries, you can’t ignore
Your feet and ankles support all your weight. Yet we don’t pay enough attention to them. From being stuffed into cramped footwear to the daily workout, the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves in the feet and ankles take a beating every day. As a result, injuries occur and problems develop. A foot or ankle injury is not limited to these part...

How to keep Diabetic Feet Healthy?
Diabetes is a chronic condition that frequently causes nerve pain, and peripheral neuropathy (numbness in the hands and feet). If you have diabetes, you must regularly visit a podiatrist. The nerve damage prevents optimum blood circulation in your feet, making it easy to miss a foot injury or condition. A podiatrist can diagnose and treat any foot injuries ...

Can Athlete’s Foot spread from one person to other?
Athlete’s foot is a non-serious and common fungal infection of the skin that affects the feet. It is a contagious infection and can be contracted by touching someone who has it or infected surfaces. Once contracted, the fungus grows on the feet that are left inside moist, dark, and warm shoes and socks.   There are several symptoms are associate...

How Neuropathy affects Your Feet
Neuropathy is a condition that may develop as a result of diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy patients may experience tingling or burning sensations, extreme sensitivity, or even numbness in the feet. It may also lead to an inability to feel pain, preventing the person from noticing any cuts or wounds.   If you have been noticing any of the above signs, it ...

Which Shoes are Best for your Foot Arch?
Not all feet are the same. Based on the foot arch, your feet may be one of the following. Low Arch or Flat feet: Pronation refers to the inward leaning motion of the foot and ankle towards the arch. The more your foot pronates, the flatter is the arch. Normal Arch: If you have a normal arch, the middle part of the arch is slightly raised from the gr...

5 Foot Care Tips to Prevent Injury in Summer
After a few months of spending all your time at home, you may want tomake the most of your summer as much as (safely) possible! And the last thing you want is a foot or ankle problemto send you back indoors. Foot problems often spike during summer and that is why summer foot care is extremely important. Here are some excellent summer foot care tips that can...

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