Practicing proper foot care is often overlooked, and this can be particularly true for the population of the elderly. Trimming the nails correctly is essential in preventing infections that may occur, especially in diabetic patients. Additionally, developing ingrown toenails, bunions, or warts may be common among the elderly who are not able to take care … Continue reading How to Care for Elderly Feet
A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot, often formed from a bony growth or a patch of swollen tissues. It is caused by the inward shifting of the bones in the big toe, toward the other toes of the foot. This shift can cause a … Continue reading Bunions
When we get home at the end of the workday, one of the first things that many of us do is take off our shoes. We might also rub the bottom of our feet to try releasing their tension and aches. But if you rub one of your feet because you are experiencing ongoing soreness … Continue reading The Stone Bruise: Metatarsalgia
As I have noted previously, a bunion is a condition that develops gradually over time, either when the big or little toe starts deviating its position inward, towards the other toes, pushing out your first or fifth metatarsal bone to make a bunion (or bunionette) on the side of your foot. In addition to discomfort … Continue reading When to Consider Bunion Surgery
Corns and bunions are distinct feet issues. Corns are a skin issue that occur on top of, or between toes. Bunions are a bone issue that usually form behind the big toe. Corns: What Are They? A corn is a hard layer of dead skin that forms over a bone bump, usually on top of … Continue reading Corn or Bunion?
It is often tempting to buy clothing that looks fashionable, even if it doesn’t fit properly. This is especially true with shoes. Now, with the convenience of online shopping, it is even easier to buy shoes that look good but which may not fit properly. Today, more young people and adults are wearing shoes that … Continue reading The Risks of Shoe Fashion
What are Flat Feet? A common condition, flat feet are at the root of many orthopedic diagnoses. In the simplest terms, it means the excessive inward collapse of the foot’s arch during weight bearing. If looking from the inside at an adult foot, you can see an upward curve in the middle. This upward curve … Continue reading Flat Feet: Do You Have Them?
Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area. Those who develop this kind of arthritis in the feet usually develop symptoms around the toes and forefeet first, before anywhere else. Rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet
For hundreds of years, women have been wearing various kinds of high-heels for mostly aesthetic reasons. Women who wear high-heels appear to be taller and to have longer and thinner legs, and the wearer’s gait and posture changes. Though high-heels have had an association with femininity and have kept them popular over the years, there … Continue reading Effect of High-Heels on the Feet
During your lifetime, you will probably walk about 75,000 miles, which is quite a lot of stress to put on your feet. As you get older, the 26 bones and 30 joints in your body will lose flexibility and elasticity, and your foot’s natural shock absorbers will wear down too. Having arthritis added to this … Continue reading Arthritic Foot Care