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Hammertoe and Foot Pain

Posted by James Leuty on

A hammertoe is when the foot is deformed along the second, third or the fourth toe. The deformity occurs when the toe becomes crooked and bent in the center joint which causes it to resemble a hammer in shape. Hammertoes are still flexible in the beginning stages.

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 Guide to Foot Pain: Part 2

Posted by James Leuty on

Continuing our Guide to Foot Pain (for Part 1, click here) While injury and general activity such as excessive walking or playing sports can cause foot pain, sometimes it can be linked to medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or poor blood circulation. Whatever the cause, you may consider seeing your doctor for the following if you have any of the following foot conditions: Being unable to feel hot or cold sensations Changes in the nail or skin color Foot cannot be touched without tenderness or pain Foot starts to look misshapen or deformed Limping Pain area gets hot Pain...

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 Guide to Foot Pain: Part 1

Posted by James Leuty on

Foot pain is something that can happen in nearly any part of the foot ranging from the very back of your heel to the front of your toes, on the top or bottom of your feet or on either side. Sometimes this pain can be temporary and mild, while other times this pain is chronic and will persist throughout your life. Our feet are the most important key to our mobility, making it important that we do our best to keep them healthy and pain free. Even so, around 75 percent of Americans have experienced painful feet at some point...

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, the tissue that goes along the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel, becomes inflamed or swollen. Heel pain is one of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis,...

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Hammertoe, what is it and how do you treat it

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

Hammertoe is a condition in which the toe deforms and bends downward from the center joint which makes it look like a hammer. Hammertoes will typically start as a mild inconvenience but will eventually evolve into something more severe. These afflicted toes are usually flexible in the beginning, and symptoms can be managed if treated shortly after discovery of the problem, but without treatment, the toe will become more rigid and may require surgical treatment.Hammertoe is often caused by our footwear, especially by those who wear high heels as they make the toes overlap one another and bend up. Anyone...

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