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Foot arthritis and osteoarthritis

Foot arthritis and osteoarthritis

With its complex structure of more than 30 joints, the foot is often the first part of the body to be affected by arthritis and osteoarthritis. This condition affects most adults over the age of fifty. Fortunately, solutions exist to relieve pain and limit the effects of joint deformity. Here is what a chiropodist can…

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Heel spur (Lenoir spur)

Heel spur (Lenoir spur)

Heel pain can arise due to many factors. However, if you experienced localized throbbing, the heel bone is most likely the cause. A heel spur, also known as Lenoir's spur, is a condition that often goes hand in hand with plantar fasciitis. What exactly is a heel spur? What are the most common heel spur…

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What are plantar warts?

What are plantar warts?

A plantar wart is a benign tumour on the surface of the skin. Caused by the papillomavirus, it often looks like a lesion on the bottom of the foot. Unlike warts found elsewhere on the body, plantar warts produce growths inside the skin rather than on the skin's surface. It's common for them to be…

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Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails

Onychocryptosis (the ingrown toenail medical term) is a common and sometimes painful condition experienced when a toenail grows into the surrounding flesh. Understanding the factors that contribute to its development can help prevent it. However, when the pain becomes unbearable, you'll need to visit a foot health professional. This article outlines the condition's symptoms and…

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Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma

Morton's Neuroma is a benign condition that can cause discomfort at rest and during activity. Although this foot neuroma may not present any symptoms in some cases, it is important to treat it as soon as initial pain appears in the nerves of your foot. Here's how to identify, prevent and treat Morton's Neuroma. What…

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Hallux valgus or foot bunions

Hallux valgus or foot bunions

Hallux valgus is one of the most common foot deformities seen in podiatric clinics. This foot pathology is easily identified with the naked eye. Despite its common nature, it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional quickly at the first signs of discomfort. A foot bunion treated early is less likely to develop complications. Here…

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition causing pain under the foot, usually experienced after a long period of rest or high-intensity activity. What sets it apart from other forms of discomfort is that plantar fasciitis can lead to long-term heel pain (Heel spur). Fortunately, the symptoms can be identified and treated at your local chiropodist clinic.…

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