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Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is the thickening and inflammation of the plantar fascia. This is the tissue that runs along the sole of your foot, it connects at the heel and the ball of the foot. There can be many contributing factors to developing plantar fasciitis. It can be very painful and can […]

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Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the feet and ankle joints. This form of arthritis is where your cartilage on the joints is worn away over years of wear or tear. It is a continuous health problem that could cause bone spurs in future. Causes The most common causes […]

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Ingrown Toenails

What are Ingrown Toenails? Ingrown toenails are when the nail grows into the skin. They can cause swelling, redness and pain around the toenail. If left untreated, they can cause infection that can spread. The big toe is the most susceptible to ingrown toenails, but it can affect any of the toes. Causes The most […]

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Hammertoes

What are Hammertoes? Hammertoes are the unnatural curvature or bending of the toes. Hammertoes are usually defined by the ends of your toes pointing down and the first joint of the toe pointing upwards. When viewing a hammertoe from the side, it vaguely resembles the letter “V” upside down. Causes The most common causes of […]

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Friction Blisters

What are Friction Blisters? Friction blisters are something that the majority of people will encounter throughout their life. They are caused by the repeated rubbing of clothing or shoes on your feet. The blisters occur when the outer and inner layers of skin separate, the space with in the layers is filled with lymph fluid. […]

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Athlete’s Foot

What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s Foot, or Tinea Pedisis, is a fungal infection. It tends to develop on the bottom of the feet and in between the toes. It is a very common problem that can last for either short or long periods of time. There are many treatments yet it can still be difficult […]

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