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  • When is Heel Pain NOT Plantar Fasciitis?

    If you’re suffering from heel pain, you may well assume that you have plantar fasciitis. This condition, often called “heel spurs,” is the most common cause of a painful heel – but in some cases, another condition may be to blame. Stress fracture This is …

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  • When It’s Not a Wart – It Could Be a Porokeratoma

    It’s common for the undersides of your feet to suffer from warts. However, there are other types of growths that can affect this area. Another possible cause is a porokeratoma (plural: porokeratoses), which is a type of hard callus that is easy to mistake for …

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  • I Sprained My Ankle a Month Ago – Why Does It Still Hurt?

    A sprained ankle usually takes between two and six weeks to heal, so it’s not necessarily worrying if you’re still suffering pain after a month. It may just be that you have a rather more severe sprain that will take a little longer to get …

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  • Something Between Your 4-5 Toes? How to Tell If It’s Athlete’s Foot or a Soft Corn

    Are you irritated by something you can feel and see on the skin between your fourth and fifth toes? If so, you may believe you have athlete’s foot. While that’s quite often the case, there’s also another possibility: you may have developed a soft corn. …

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  • 3 Things Your Pedicurist Should Never Do

    Getting a pedicure can be a fun and relaxing experience, and taking care of your feet is never a bad idea, but there are some things that a pedicurist can do that are counterproductive to proper foot health. Pay attention next time you go to …

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  • How Long Will it Take to Heal an Achilles Tendon?

    The Achilles tendon is the thickest tendon in the human body. It connects the bones of the calf and heel. Because it’s such a frequently and heavily used part of the body, it’s vulnerable to a number of problems including rupture, inflammation and degeneration (tendinosis). …

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  • What to Expect When Getting Fitted for Orthotics

    Orthotics can be very helpful in treating problems in specific muscles or joints. Different types of orthotics can be used to restrict movement, reduce the weight bearing on a certain joint, help in movement, restore proper function and prevent injury of a part of the …

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  • How to Give an Excellent Foot Massage to Your Valentine

    Learning how to give a proper foot massage is a gift that can keep on giving. This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetie an unforgettable gift of pampering – the ultimate foot massage! First, create a relaxing environment. Find a quiet, warm room, turn down the …

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  • Treating Ingrown Toenails – DIY or Go to a Professional?

    Should you treat your ingrown toenails yourself? There are situations when you may be able to handle the problem on your own, but there are also signs that you should skip treatment at home altogether and see a doctor. When to Treat at Home and …

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  • How Diabetes Can Affect Your Foot Health

    It’s important to know how diabetes can affect your foot health, because your lower extremities run a higher risk of developing complications. That’s why when you have diabetes, taking care of your feet has to become a priority. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes …

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