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What are Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body. Its purpose is to connect the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. This tendon is responsible for facilitating all types ...
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Achilles Tendonitis One of Many Foot and Ankle Injuries

Known as the thick tendon that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, the Achilles tendon allows you to do everyday activities such as walking and running. Insertional Achilles tendonitis is a ...
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Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue in the heel that stretches across the bottom length of your foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue becomes inflamed, causing heel pain and ...
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How to Tell If You Have Plantar Fasciitis

If you’re experiencing stiffness and pain in the soles of your feet that typically becomes more prominent during the mornings, you may have plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can be described ...
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Systemic Diseases of the Foot

There are several systemic diseases, or diseases that affect the whole body, that either display symptoms in the feet or affect the health of the feet. Common systemic diseases that affect the overall ...
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Burning Sensation in the Feet

If you have symptoms of a burning sensation in your feet, you may have any number of conditions. The sensation of burning in the feet can be either minor or severe, affect people over 50, and occur ...
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Arthritic Foot Care

During your lifetime, you will probably walk about 75,000 miles, which is quite a lot of stress to put on your feet. As you get older, the 26 bones and 30 joints in each of your feet will lose ...
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CDC Releases Report on Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that affects not only the hands and wrists, but feet and ankles as well. There are more than 50 million people in the US that are currently diagnosed with arthritis and there ...
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Stress Fractures more Common for Athletes in Team Sports

The fifth metatarsal is the long bone that connects to the pinky toe on the outside of the foot. This bone is especially prone to fracture for people involved in any sort of prolonged physical ...
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Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Stress fractures are small breaks in the bone that are caused by repetitive stress. They typically occur due to overuse, forcing the bones of the foot or ankle to continually absorb the full impact of ...
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All About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are warts that are only found on the feet, hence the term “plantar”, which means “relating to the foot.” They are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, and ...
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Avoiding Plantar Warts

Working out at the gym can be one important way to maintain good physical health. When exercising in public places, however, there is always an elevated risk of coming into contact with bacteria and ...
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Preventing Athlete's Foot

Odor emanates from people’s feet due to sweat or a lack of good hygiene practices. Bacteria can form as a result of either of these two reasons, and it may produce a strong odor. They tend to ...
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Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot is an extremely contagious infection caused by a fungus that results in itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is known as tinea ...
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What is a Podiatrist

The branch of medicine that is focused on the treatment, diagnosis, and study of disorders of the lower leg, ankle and foot is referred to as podiatry. Because people often spend a great deal of their ...
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What Do Podiatrists Treat?

While most people understand that podiatrists are foot doctors, many people still may not comprehend a podiatrist’s work and the various conditions a podiatrist treats. Various foot problems ...
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Wear Shoes That Have Proper Support

Wearing shoes that have proper support for the feet is crucial in maintaining foot health. High heels are not the only shoes that should come to mind when thinking of shoes that lack support. Flats, ...
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Every Day Foot Care

Our feet are important in our everyday lives. The problem is that we tend to neglect them. When this becomes a habit, it can cause significant trouble. Ignoring foot problems can mean pain, limited ...
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Foot Therapy for Sports Injuries

Whether in practice or in the game, athletes put their bodies through great stress. Some sports demand more from the body than others. However, every sport has an element of inorganic movement or ...
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Massage Therapists Can Assist with Foot Ailments

Arthritis is a common condition that can affect the feet as well as many other parts of the body. Fortunately for those who suffer from the condition, there are massage options available in order to ...
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Proper Shoe Fitting

When it comes to maintaining foot health, wearing properly-fitting shoes is important. While wearing the appropriate pair of shoes may seem like a trivial concern, the reality is that improperly ...
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Ill-fitting Shoes Can Contribute to Leg Pain

If you’re experiencing leg pain, it may be because of ill-fitting shoes, according to Dr. Samridhi Saxena, senior physiotherapist. Choose the proper shoes, especially if you are an avid ...
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Running Means Higher Risk of Injury than Walking

Both walking and running are beneficial exercise for your feet and your body, both of which contribute toward weight loss. However, running is more strenuous, leading to an increased risk of injury. ...
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How to Prevent Running Injuries

Overtraining and overusing the feet are the main causes of common running injuries. A number of these common injuries are caused by overrunning. Runner’s knee is a condition that is ...
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High Heels May Negatively Impact Foot Health

A study published by the Journal of Applied Physiology has determined that long-term high heel use can have detrimental effects on the legs’ muscles, such as muscle strain and muscle fatigue. ...
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