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Knee Pain

January 10, 2013 2:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Knee Pain

About Your Knees The knee is a critical joint, used repetitively while running, jogging or taking part in other activities. The knee  is in fact  the largest joint in the body, and contains crucial ligaments, bursae, and tendons surrounding the knee joint that are all susceptible to injury.       Causes of Knee Pain... View Article


Turf Toes

January 10, 2013 1:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Turf Toes

What is Turf Toe?  Turf toe is a common sports injury that occurs when the big toe is bent upward, resulting in pain and swelling.   The Causes Turf Toe gets its name as an injury associated with playing sports on rigid surfaces. Athletic shoes with very flexible soles combined with cleats that grab the turf... View Article


Post-Tib Tendonitis

January 10, 2013 1:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Post-Tib Tendonitis

What is Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis is a common ankle problem that can cause pain on the inner side of the foot and ankle. Also known as “Post-Tib Tendonitis,” it occurs when strain is placed on the posterior tibial tendon, which runs along the inside of the ankle and the foot. With Posterior Tibial... View Article


Over-Pronation (Flat Feet)

January 10, 2013 1:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Over-Pronation (Flat Feet)

What is Over-Pronation? Over-pronation, or flat feet, occurs in the walking process when a person’s arch collapses upon weight bearing. This motion can cause extreme stress or inflammation on the plantar fascia, possibly causing severe discomfort and leading to other foot problems. Bear in mind that people with flat feet often do not experience discomfort... View Article


Neuropathy

January 10, 2013 1:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Neuropathy

What Is Diabetic Neuropathy Diabetic Neuropathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves. The most common type of Diabetic Neuropathy is called peripheral neuropathy. This affects the peripheral nerves, those nerves that go out from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin, internal organs, and glands. Peripheral neuropathy impairs proper functioning... View Article


Mallet Toes

January 10, 2013 1:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Mallet Toes

What are Mallet Toes A mallet toe occurs when the joint at the end of the toe cannot straighten. Excessive rubbing of the mallet toe against the top of the shoe can lead to pain and the development of a corn. The tip of the toe is often turned down against the shoe causing pressure... View Article


Ingrown Toenails

January 10, 2013 1:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Ingrown Toenails

What Are Ingrown Toe Nails? Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail grows into the flesh rather than over it. The condition often affects the big toe.   The Causes Ingrown toenails can develop for many reasons. The most common cause is cutting your toenails incorrectly, causing them to re-grow into the skin. Tight hosiery or... View Article


Diabetes

January 10, 2013 1:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Diabetes

Diabetes Information from the Foot Experts at Foot Solutions® Diabetes is a serious disease that can develop from the lack of insulin production in the body or due to the inability of the body’s insulin to perform its normal everyday functions. (Insulin is a substance produced by the pancreas gland that helps process the food... View Article


Foot Injuries

January 10, 2013 1:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Foot Injuries

Learn More About Foot Injuries at Foot Solutions® A foot is like a complex engine. It is made up of many parts which have to work together to support the entire weight of your body throughout your life. This means your feet are subject to an array of problems which can have a negative impact... View Article


Corns

January 10, 2013 1:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Corns

What are Corns? Similar to calluses, toe corns develop from an accumulation of dead skin cells on the foot, forming thick, hardened areas. They contain a cone-shaped core whose point can press on a nerve below, causing pain. Toe corns are very common, and usually form on the tops, sides and tips of the toes.... View Article