Pain

Foot pain can be incapacitating and greatly limit you in your daily activities. It is important to deal with pain quickly. If the pain has been present for 6 weeks or more, you should see your podiatrist without further delay. The quicker you see a professional, the quicker you will be back on your feet and able to go painlessly about your daily activities. Foot pain while working, exercising or during any other activity should not be considered normal. Your feet are important. Take good care of them.

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Lower back pain (lumbago)

Lower back pain (also known as lumbago) is becoming increasingly common. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NIH), roughly 4 out of 5 people will suffer low back pain at some point in their lives. It is also one of the world's major causes of stopping work. Low back discomfort affects…

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Heel bursitis

Heel bursitis (also known as calcaneal bursitis) is a painful disease that can make daily activities difficult. This foot condition arises when a bursa, a sac that secretes synovial fluid and serves to lubricate the joint between the bone and the tendon, becomes inflamed. Although heel bursitis is usually harmless, it is nonetheless painful and…

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Diabetic foot

Diabetic foot develops as a result of the neuropathy that comes with poorly managed diabetes. When blood sugar levels are excessively high for an extended length of time, it impairs a person's neurological system. The injury results in a lack of sensation in the lower limbs, among other things. Peripheral neuropathy is the medical term…

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Achilles tendinitis

Overuse of the tendon that links the calf muscle to the heel can lead to Achilles tendinitis. As a result, Achilles tendinopathy is a frequent issue among runners. This disease causes discomfort that rises at the start of activity and diminishes afterwards. Are you an athlete who regularly gets discomfort in the rear of the…

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Joint wear and tear

Joint wear and tear is commonly associated with aging, although it can also be caused by other factors. Joint degeneration is a complex process that can be impacted by a mix of reasons. However, when it comes to joint damage, a small set of pathologies account for the vast majority of instances recorded. Let's take…

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Heel panniculitis

Inflammation of the panniculus, a fatty layer under the epidermis, causes heel panniculitis, a dermatological disease. To treat both your heel and your skin, this inflammatory condition frequently necessitates the help of a podiatrist and a dermatologist. However, panniculitis can affect any fatty tissue in your body. This skin disease can be very uncomfortable and…

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Knock-knees (genu valgum)

Genu valgum, commonly known as knock-knees, are generally present from childhood. The varum knee, unlike the valgus knee, shows in youngsters as a cowboy-like outward deviation of the joint. The valgus knee, on the other hand, produces inward movement of the knees. If left untreated, this condition makes it difficult to move the legs and…

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Toenail trauma

Toenail trauma can result from a variety of causes, including a blow, a crush, or a foreign body. Even if toenail trauma is benign in the majority of cases, there is always the danger of lifelong abnormalities. It is advised that toenail trauma be treated as soon as possible to reduce the cosmetic hazards connected…

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Flatfoot

Is there little or no curve in your foot arch? Do you get foot or joint discomfort when you stand? Flatfoot might be to blame for these problems. Flatfoot is the collapse of the arch of the foot, as the term implies. Flatfoot is most visible when standing or walking, and it can cause serious…

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Big toe osteoarthritis (Hallux rigidus)

Osteoarthritis of the big toe is a degenerative condition that causes joint hardening and a progressive loss of mobility, which may be quite painful. The most prevalent type of joint deterioration is osteoarthritis. The metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe is affected by hallux rigidus. If the big toe osteoarthritis is not treated, the front…

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Heel (calcaneus) fracture

The calcaneus, or heel bone, accounts for only 1 to 2 percent of all fractures. A heel fracture, unlike other common injuries, can have serious implications if left untreated. The calcaneus is the bone that forms the rear of the foot, together with the talus. These two bones sustain the body's weight when they are…

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Heel cracks

The heel is crucial for maintaining bodily equilibrium and it is exposed to extremely high pressure in order to complete this process. The skin of the heel is normally not subjected to excessive pressure when the body is correctly balanced. However, in certain situations, the skin on this region of the foot isn't properly stressed,…

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Big toe fracture

The hallux, commonly known as the big toe, is an important part of the lift and mobility that the foot offers to the body. The hallux, together with the heel and fifth toe of the foot, provides strong support for a person standing. When the big toe fractures, the entire stability of the posture is…

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Plantar fibromatosis

Plantar fibromatosis is a thickening of the aponeurosis tissue in the arch of the foot. Plantar fibromatosis often manifests as tiny lumps. Although it is typically harmless, it can cause pain when walking and can make it difficult to move. It's critical to understand the signs in order to detect it before it becomes a…

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Functional hallux limitus

Normally, the big toe has a limited range of motion. However, a joint obstruction can occasionally induce knee discomfort, heel pain, and ankle sprains. This is known as hallux limitus. Without therapy, functional hallux limitus can progress to hallux rigidus, a potentially crippling type of big toe osteoarthritis. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments…

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Hematoma under the toenail

Subungual hematoma is a fairly frequent toenail injury caused by an accumulation of blood following a sudden or repeated shock. Although toenail hematomas are typically benign, they can become extremely painful and possibly indicate the existence of a more serious issue. It's critical to understand how to detect a traumatic nail condition in order to…

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Sesamoiditis

The inflammation of the sesamoid bones under the metatarsal head near the big toe is known as sesamoiditis. This plantar condition, which is more frequent among dancers and runners, produces discomfort and limits movement flexibility. Although sesamoiditis is relatively simple to cure on its own, it is critical to detect the warning symptoms before it…

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Osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common pathologies. It develops mostly as a result of early joint wear or degeneration. Knees, like hips and ankles, are subjected to heavy loads. As a result, osteoarthritis is more prone to develop in these joints. Because of the dynamic nature of the joint, osteoarthritis of the knee produces…

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Ankle (malleolus) fracture

When the foot is twisted significantly inward or outward, it results in an ankle fracture. This injury not only produces severe pain, but it also has the potential to damage other important portions of the foot and leg. As a result, it frequently needs more comprehensive medical care. Let's look at the many forms of…

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Toenail paronychia

Toenail paronychia is a bacterial infection that produces stabbing pain and pus buildup near the toenail. Acute paronychia is caused by a bacterial infection, like staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus, while chronic paronychia develops slowly as a result of the candida bacteria. In the case of acute paronychia, it should be treated by a health care…

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Tarsal tunnel syndrome

A painful compression of the tibial nerve is what characterizes a tarsal tunnel syndrome. The tibial nerve extends from the back of the calf to the heel and sole of the foot and is encased in the tarsal tunnel, a fibrous canal. When the tissues around this canal become inflamed, they might expand and compress…

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Cuboid bone subluxation

When the foot is exposed to a succession of microtraumas or a sudden severe shock, it results in subluxation, or the cuboid syndrome. Many sportsmen and dancers suffer from cuboid subluxation because of the circumstances in which it develops. Because the symptoms of cuboid syndrome can be quite similar to those of other plantar diseases,…

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The bunionette (quintus varus)

The bunionette, also known as quintus varus or tailor's bunion, is a toe deformity caused by a deformation of the 5th metatarsal bone. Mirroring the bunion of the foot (hallux valgus), the bunionette causes a deviation of the last toe that makes it difficult to put on the shoe. This foot condition, if not treated…

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Clubfoot

Clubfoot is either a congenital malformation or a prenatal deformity that develops during the child's development. The so-called idiopathic clubfoot affects the structures of the foot directly, despite the fact that it is normally well-managed. As a result, it is likely to repeat on a regular basis. It's thus critical to keep an eye out…

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Foot deformities

Even healthy feet are susceptible to trauma and the accompanying damage. What about foot deformities, though? In fact, under the required circumstances, any foot can develop a deformity. Let's take a look at some of the disorders that might cause misshapen feet, as well as some of the treatment options available. It is vital to…

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Diabetic foot ulcer

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body's essential organs, epidermis, and musculoskeletal components. As a result, poorly regulated blood glucose levels frequently result in the development of a plantar lesion that is diagnosed as a diabetic foot ulcer. Although ulcers are a common consequence of diabetes, they can be avoided. Here are the…

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Leg disorders caused by venous insufficiency

Bad blood flow from the lower limbs to the heart is the result of venous insufficiency in the legs. Such a circulatory condition may be dangerous to one's well being if not treated properly, and it may also become chronic. Venous insufficiency causes major functional complications even though it is not painful at first. Knowing…

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Foot arthritis

Whether due to premature joint degeneration or a disease of the immune system, foot arthritis is a very uncomfortable condition. Arthritis is usually characterized by musculoskeletal pain accompanied by day-to-day difficulties in mobility. Joints like knees, hips and ankles are particularly vulnerable to this condition. Currently, there is no single medical solution that completely cures…

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Plantar fissures

Plantar fissures appear mainly on the heel and forefoot. They occur as a result of pressure on the soles of the feet.  Thus, it is not altogether wrong to associate plantar fissures with other dermatological foot problems like corns and calluses.  Nevertheless, plantar fissures can be distinguished from these dermatoses, particularly by the locations where…

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Goose foot tendonitis

An inflammatory problem prevalent in athletes, goose foot tendonitis affects the three tendons that connect together inside the knee. This type of tendonitis affects the three muscles that help stabilize the knee in flexion, which can make the pain particularly debilitating. Due to its mobility-sensitive nature, goose foot tendonitis requires rapid medical intervention. Here is…

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Patellofemoral syndrome 

Also known as runner’s knee, patellofemoral syndrome is a condition resulting from a malfunction of the internal structures of the knee and femur. This pathology is common among athletes and is even more painful when the kneecap is subjected to repeated stress. If left untreated, patellofemoral syndrome can cause premature wear and tear of the…

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Cavus foot

Unlike the flat foot, which is intended to be supple and flattened, cavus foot is excessively arched and rigid. This foot problem is characterized by a pronounced curvature from the top of the secondary foot to the plantar arch that is very high.  It is also possible to observe a tightening between the heel and…

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Heel spurs (calcaneal spur)

Heel spur, or calcaneal spur, is a bone excrescence located in your heel. This anatomical structure is usually visible in an X-ray (radiography). Often, people who suffer from heel spurs experience heel pain during the first steps in the morning or after sitting for a long time. They may also feel a sharp pain similar…

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Ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis)

Ingrown toenails are a common nail problem that can become very painful. This occurs when a toenail grows and penetrates into the flesh. It causes inflammation and can cause infection, which results in pain in the toes. The problem must be corrected as quickly as possible in order to prevent the situation from worsening. There…

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Morton’s neuroma

Do you suffer from foot pain that resembles electric shocks in the forefoot, followed by numbness in your toes? If you experience this, it can be symptoms caused by neuroma, also known as Morton’s neuroma. This problem is due to a thickening of the nerves located between the toes, as a result of compression or…

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Metatarsalgia

Do you ever get a pain in the foot that makes you feel like you have needles or pebbles in your shoes? If so, you may have metatarsalgia. This is what we call the pain in the area of ​​the foot sole, between the arch of the foot and the toes. If you have metatarsalgia,…

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Hammer toe

Do you ever feel pain in your toes? Are you afraid the contracture will get progressively worse? If you answered yes, you may be suffering from hammer toe. Hammer toes, claw toe or mallet toe are characterized by a contracture of the toe. The curvature of the affected toes gives the impression that your toes…

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Hallux valgus (bunion)

Do you have a bump on the side of your big toe that makes it difficult to wear shoes? Does this bump also make your big toe larger at the base? Do you feel inflammatory joint pain? If so, don’t wait too long to consult a podiatrist, because you are probably suffering from a bunion…

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Plantar fasciitis: causes, symptoms and treatments

If you experience heel pain when you take your first steps in the morning, after sitting for a long time, or if you have a specific pain like a heel spur, this topic is for you. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most prevalent foot problems. It is caused by stretching or a rupture of…

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Sore feet, ankles, legs, knees, hips and lower back

Foot pain is very common, and often localized in the heel. The most common heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The forefoot is also often a source of pain. This pain is usually located on the soles of the feet just behind the toes. The term “metatarsalgia” encompasses the majority of these pains, which can then…

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