Burning, itching, rashes or blisters around the feet or toes typically are caused by a foot fungus known under the umbrella term ‘athlete’s foot.’ It’s often contracted by walking barefoot in areas where someone else with a contagious form of this condition has, such as showers, locker rooms, bedding, shoes and shared towels.
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In the large scheme of life, blisters may not seem anything to worry about. These tough pillows of damaged skin filled with clear yellow fluid can appear anywhere on the body, although they are more likely to occur on the feet, especially when poorly fitting tight shoes are worn. But to ignore them can lead to problems like infections.
What you should ignore is any urge you may get to stick a pin or needle in its pillow of thick skin to drain it of its clear yellow fluid in an attempt to hurry the healing process. It's a sure way to invite infection. And don't pick at the edges or peel the skin away when it finally bursts — on its own. And it will burst and heal if left alone, but it will take anywhere from three to seven days.
While you likely know that good nutrition is critical to overall health, did you know that good nutrition is also vital for your feet? That’s right, not consuming the correct foods and/or nutrients can lead to the development of several medical conditions that can negatively impact your foot health. Read on to learn more about how nutrition and foot health go hand-in-hand.
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Typically, a bump or sore spot on a foot tends to be due to some kind of injury, such as a bruise or a swelling or a blister. In some other cases, it can turn out to be a problem associated with using common facilities such as pools (i.e. warts).
If you’re starting to feel like there are problems with your feet, they don’t stay warm enough, your toes go numb unexplainably, and there shooting pains when circulation seems to come back in your feet, seeing a doctor is highly recommended.
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Does one of your toes curl or bend upwards? It could be caused by a deformity known as hammer toe. Learn more about this condition and how it is treated.
What is Hammertoe?
Hammertoe is a structural deformity that causes the toe to curl or bend upwards. While this can happen to any toe on the foot, it most commonly happens to the second and third toes.
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Many people are well aware that consuming a healthy diet has a lot of health benefits. Eating a healthy diet can help you to maintain a healthy weight, help to prevent or reduce your risk for certain types of diseases and health ailments, and help you to live a longer and healthier life. One of the things that many people do not realize about a healthy diet is that it can be beneficial to your feet. Here is a little more information about the foods you eat and the way they can affect your feet.
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Are you ready for sandal season? Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ll want to put your best foot forward while you’re out and about. Unfortunately, cold and dry temperatures during the winter months may have left something to be desired where your heels are concerned.
Dry, cracked heels are one of the most common conditions that people complain about. In fact, this condition can become so painful that it becomes necessary to consult with a foot and ankle specialist. If your heels have become like sandpaper, here’s what you need to know.
If you’ve ever had athlete’s foot, you know that it’s not pleasant. Athlete’s foot is uncomfortable, unsightly and sometimes even painful. In extreme situations, athlete’s foot can even prevent you from doing your normal activities, like walking, standing all day at work or participating in family and pastime hobbies. If you have athlete’s foot, you may want to consult with a foot and ankle specialist. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about athlete’s foot.
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Sever’s disease is a common heel injury that can occur in growing children. In fact, it is one of the most common causes of heel pain in children and adolescents, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Because it is such a common condition in children, parents should learn how to recognize it and know what to do if they notice signs and symptoms of Sever’s disease.
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