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Dark Chocolate Can Aid Circulatory Problems

Chocolate fans may find yet another reason to love the sweet goodness that it often brings. A study conducted by scientists at Sapienza University found that the polyphenols found in dark chocolate can increase blood flow. This is especially good news to patients who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD). Half of the study’s subjects … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Can Aid Circulatory Problems

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is often caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is usually the result of a build up of plaque in the arteries. Plaque build up, or atherosclerosis, can be the result of excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream, which restricts how much blood can flow through … Continue reading Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet

Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Wendy Desbrow, 60, a nurse from Bruntingthorpe, starting feeling pain in her foot one day while she was doing repair work on her house. As time went on the pain grew intense, eventually becoming so agonizing that it gave her trouble with activities like driving and walking. Desbrow tried to get help from several doctors, … Continue reading Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot. Other areas of the foot can also be susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding … Continue reading Morton’s Neuroma

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