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What Treatments Offer Bunion Pain Relief?

What Treatments Offer Bunion Pain Relief?

A small, painless bump on the side of your big toe may seem harmless. With early intervention, it may also remain a small, painless bump. But for countless people in the U.S., a bunion will continue to grow over time. Indeed, bunions are deemed progressive bone...

What Treatments Provide Gout Relief?

What Treatments Provide Gout Relief?

As the most common type of inflammatory arthritis in the U.S., gout affects nearly 4% of adults. Caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals, gout flare-ups may affect one joint, such as the big toe. Or a gout flare-up may be more widespread, affecting joints in the...

What Are the Causes of Heel Spurs?

What Are the Causes of Heel Spurs?

Visible bony protrusions that grow beyond the back of your heel bone are the most obvious signs of heel spurs. However, most of the time, heel spurs are not visible and are instead diagnosed after seeking treatment from a podiatrist for heel pain. More often than not,...

Ankle Muscles: Anatomy, Function, and Injuries

Ankle Muscles: Anatomy, Function, and Injuries

Until you injure your ankle, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about this remarkable joint. However, it is worth learning about because it is comprised of 10 ankle muscles, 4 bones, 3 ligaments, cartilage, nerves, and blood vessels. Known as a hinged...

Why Do My Feet Hurt? Leading Causes of Foot Pain

Why Do My Feet Hurt? Leading Causes of Foot Pain

Nearly everyone in the U.S. will experience foot pain at some point. Occasional, short-lived foot pain is not a cause for concern. However, foot pain that lingers, or that reduces your quality of life needs to be diagnosed and treated. Foot pain may be caused by...

When to Be Concerned About a Stubbed Toe

When to Be Concerned About a Stubbed Toe

Nearly everyone has experienced a stubbed toe at some point. Those who spend a lot of time barefoot are especially likely to jam one of their toes eventually. The overwhelming majority of people will recover from a stubbed toe quickly, without medical care. However,...

How to Prevent an Ingrown Toenail

How to Prevent an Ingrown Toenail

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 20% of people who see their doctor due to foot pain are diagnosed with an ingrown toenail. Most often affecting the nail on the big toe, ingrown toenails are particularly common in adolescents. However, anyone can...

Available Treatments for Bunion Pain

Available Treatments for Bunion Pain

Bony bumps that form due to a misalignment of the toe joint, are a painful reality for millions of people in America, most of whom are women.  Bunions most often develop on the side of the big toe. However, they may also develop on the outside of the little toe. When...

What is Plantar Fasciitis and How is it Corrected?

What is Plantar Fasciitis and How is it Corrected?

As a leading cause of heel pain,  plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar heel pain, affects 1 in 10 people according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Stabbing pain in the heel is the most reported symptom. However, pain may also be felt along the bottom of...

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