Wearing proper footwear, staying active, and reducing the amount of sodium in your diet are some ways to combat swelling.
From genetics and in-utero positioning to ill-fitting footwear and bunions, many things can cause the toes to bend out of shape and overlap.
Although many people think that baseball players stand around all game, it is actually a sport that could lead to a variety of foot and ankle injuries.
Gout is a unique type of arthritis that is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints.
Although plantar warts are caused by a viral infection, and they are often supplied and nourished by blood vessels, the virus itself does not make its way into the bloodstream.
Whether you are playing a round of 9 holes or 18 holes, or if you are hitting a bucket of balls at the driving range, or if you are having some fun with family and friends at the mini golf course, you will be on your feet for a long period of time.
The most common causes of foot ulcers are diabetes, ischemia, and venous stasis. Let’s explore each one a little bit more:
In an effort to clear up some confusion about “named” foot and ankle conditions, here are some common examples:
Although they are frequently overlooked and seen as parts of the body that need to be trimmed (or polished) every so often, our toenails play an important role in the health of our feet. They are small, and most of the time they are hidden away in socks or shoes, but they can be the sources of some persistent problems if they are not examined on a regular basis.
You might not even know it, but your big toe contains two unique structures that are made of small pieces of bone surrounded by a tendon. They make it easier for us to use our feet for activities that involve a pushing off motion, like running or climbing, by creating smooth movements in the big toe. These structures are called sesamoids.