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How Cosmetic Toe Surgeries Can Relieve Pain From Other Foot Problems

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While cosmetic toe surgeries can be used to achieve an aesthetic result for patients, they also provide health benefits. Toe surgeries can help people with conditions like brachymetatarsia and people prone to corns and hammertoes. Read on to learn more about toe lengthening and shortening and how these procedures can help relieve pain. Toe Lengthening for People with Brachymetatarsia Brachymetatarsia is a condition that causes growth disturbances in the bones of the foot, thus causing short toes.…

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Preventing And Treating Athlete's Foot

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Athlete’s foot is a common form of fungal infection that is typically seen between the toes. In addition to minimizing the chance of infection and avoiding cross-contamination, treating the infection promptly can prevent significant irritation. Reduce Moisture Fungus thrives in moist environments, so having moist feet, especially between the toes, can make you susceptible to developing athlete’s foot. The two major issues with foot moisture come from not drying your feet properly after bathing and sweaty feet.…

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These Habits Might Be Irritating Your Plantar Fascia

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Plantar fasciitis can be really hard to shake once it sets in. That nagging pain and pulling sensation from your heel to your arch can make it tough to walk around, let along run or exercise. So many patients partially recover with rest, but then their plantar fasciitis comes back. If you’ve had this experience, you need to carefully look at your habits and lifestyle and determine what you’re doing to irritate your foot.…

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FAQs About Total Ankle Replacement For Arthritic Patients

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If your arthritis has gotten so bad that the cartilage between your talus (ankle) and shin bones has been destroyed, your podiatrist may recommend a total ankle replacement surgery or ankle arthroplasty. During this procedure, a doctor would replace the cartilage in your ankle with metal bearings that firmly attach to the bones. Read on to learn more answers to questions you may have about this procedure. How Does this Surgery Help Your Arthritis?…

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Prompt Medical Treatment For Diabetic Foot Wounds Is Important For Preventing Infections And Amputation

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If you have diabetes, you probably know the medical condition can affect your feet. You may even have neuropathy already and notice a reduction in sensation in your feet along with a decrease in circulation. These foot complications of diabetes create an ideal setting for foot ulcers, infections, and wounds that are slow to heal. Foot wounds are a serious threat when you have diabetes, since a wound can lead to amputation, so you should seek prompt treatment when you notice a foot injury.…

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What to Do About Sudden Heel Pain

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Have you started to suddenly feel a lot of heel pain whenever you stand up or walk around? You might have originally believed that the heel pain was caused by a pair of shoes that you were wearing. However, if you switched to more comfortable shoes and are still experiencing the same level of discomfort, you could have something going on with your heel that you are not aware of yet.…

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