Causes of Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common condition caused by a fungus called tinea pedis. This fungus is closely related to the fungi that cause jock itch and ringworm. Some people are naturally more prone to athlete’s foot infection, while others are more resistant.

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Are Crocs Actually Good for Your Feet?

What was once the darling of the footwear world is now being called into question as numerous podiatrists raise questions about the benefits of Crocs. These famous shoes, released to the public in 2002, were originally well-loved by individuals who wanted something affordable yet comfortable to slip onto their feet. Most people can easily recall […]

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How to Outgrow the Ingrown Toenail

Swelling, infection, pain or pus may have caused you to notice that you have an ingrown toenail. The affected nail is most likely on your big toe. Either way, it may have been caused by one or more of the following 10 activities or conditions:

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Treating Flat Feet

If you’re one of the over 3 million people suffering from flat feet (also known by the slightly more lyrical medical term “pes planus”), you’ve probably remained unaware of your condition until you began experiencing pain in the ankles, foot, or even lower back. A podiatrist can quickly determine if flat feet are causing your […]

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Caring for Frostbite

Winter can be tough on the all body parts. Cold and moisture can be particularly hard on the feet. Everyone should be aware how feet can be affected by the cold. Even being outside in the cold can put someone at risk from serious damage to their extremities. One of the biggest dangers to people’s […]

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetics are prone to a number of other health problems including foot problems. High blood sugar can damage the nerves, which can decrease sensitivity to pain. It can also reduce circulation, which can lead to diabetic retinopathy. Many people have to get their foot amputated because of serious complications. Fortunately, […]

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High Heels Create Bunions

Many have associated high heels with bunions. Well, this has been proven to be true. A bunion is a bony bump forming on the joint located at your big toe’s base. It is formed when your big toe push against the next toe. This forces the joint found in your big toe to stick out […]

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