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Trying on Shoes Can Lead to Plantar Warts or Foot Fungus

Although they may not be worn regularly, shoes on sale at stores and boutiques can still sometimes be breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and viruses. Trying on new footwear without wearing socks could cause you to develop an unpleasant fungal infection or growth. For instance, if the shoes contain excess sweat or are kept in … Continue reading Trying on Shoes Can Lead to Plantar Warts or Foot Fungus

About Plantar Warts

The term plantar means relating to the foot, which is why plantar warts are only found on the feet. Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. These warts are recognizable by a hard bump on the foot. They are mostly found heels or on the balls … Continue reading About Plantar Warts

Smart Scientists Make Smart Socks to Help Diabetics

Researchers at the University of Arizona have designed a wearable type pf medical equipment called “Smart Socks” that are meant to help doctors prevent the formation of foot ulcers in people with diabetic neuropathy. The finished product is still a few years away, but its inventors hope that medical professionals will eventually be able to … Continue reading Smart Scientists Make Smart Socks to Help Diabetics

Systemic Diseases of the Foot

There are several systemic diseases, or diseases that affect the whole body, that either display symptoms in the feet or affect the health of the feet. Common systemic diseases that affect the overall health of the feet, and the patient’s ability to walk comfortably, include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis. In gout, which … Continue reading Systemic Diseases of the Foot

Athlete’s Foot Can Spread Through Water

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to watch out for recreational water illnesses (RWIs) while enjoying themselves at the pool and beach this summer. An RWI is a disease that spreads through the consumption of or contact with contaminated water. One of the most common RWIs is athlete’s foot, which is … Continue reading Athlete’s Foot Can Spread Through Water

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Do you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet? It could be athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, often infecting shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet might contact. It’s commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker … Continue reading Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Barcelona Star Forward Sustains Foot Injury

Just short of the upcoming World Cup, soccer star Neymar of Barcelona has announced that he has suffered a minor foot injury after his first season in Spain. Despite his injury, the Selecao forward presses that it is nothing to overly worry about. Neymar told reporters at Globo TV: “It’s swollen because it’s not returned … Continue reading Barcelona Star Forward Sustains Foot Injury

Eye in the Sky Filming Delayed after Cheng Sustains Torn Ligament

Malaysian actor Kevin Cheng has been forced to delay the filming of his action scenes for the new TVB series Eye in the Sky. The cause of the matter lies in Cheng’s torn leg ligament, which the actor received after several filming accidents. “My foot would swell like a watermelon whenever I overexerted myself. The … Continue reading Eye in the Sky Filming Delayed after Cheng Sustains Torn Ligament