FOOT AILMENTS

Warts

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Causes: Warts are small skin growths caused by (HPV), which infects the top layer of skin. There are more than 40 different types of HPV. It can be transmitted from one person to another either by direct contact, or indirectly when both people come in contact with a surface, such as a floor or desk. HPV also can be transmitted in the same person from one spot on the body to another. It is easier for HPV to infect a person when the person's skin is scratched or cut. People may come into contact with HPV by walking barefoot in...

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Calcaneal Bursitis

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Causes: Calcaneal bursitis is an inflammation bruising, calcification and, in extreme cases, bone spurs on the heels. Symptoms: It can be caused by overuse or stress on the heel, repeated injury, improper footwear, repeated standing or stress caused by being overweight. Prevention & Care: Inflammation and swelling of the joint can be reduced using ice. As the inflammation is reduced, some of the pain will decrease as well. If ice does not control swelling and inflammation, the patient may wish to control the inflammation with anti-inflammatory drugs.   Get your Calcaneal Bursits Relief NOW!   The information listed on Performancefoot.com is...

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Mallet Toe

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Causes: Mallet toe is also bent but affects the upper toe joint. Symptoms: Symptoms of Mallet toe include corns, calluses, and pain when walking, moving your feet, or the affected toe. Mallet toes have a deformity which makes them look like a mallet. Prevention & Care: Treatment of mallet toe includes wearing shoe inserts, pads, and more comfortable shoes.   Get your Mallet Toe Relief NOW!   The information listed on Performancefoot.com is a recommendation for Foot Care Guidelines and internet self-diagnosis treatment. If you are experiencing persistent pain, and symptoms that do not improve with treatment of a non-prescription...

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Tailor's Bunion

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Causes: The tailor's bunion can be a bony spur that develops on the side of the foot. More often, however, it is an inherited abnormality in the foot's structure. The framework of the foot changes over time, causing a bony growth to develop. Symptoms: Tailor's bunion sufferers experience pain, swelling and redness in the region of the enlargement. Symptoms are exacerbated when shoes rub against the bunion. Prevention & Care: Options for individuals who prefer to avoid surgery include orthotic devices or modified shoes, which relieve pressure from the area.   Get your Tailor's Bunion Relief NOW! The information listed...

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Turf Toe

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Causes: Turf toe is a term used to describe a sprain of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, which is a joint in the big toe. The most common cause of the spraining, or jamming, of this joint is impact from a contact injurt or sports.  Symptoms: Turf toe injuries occur when the big toe is bent back forcefully. Over extension or hyper extension of the toe joint causes the fibers in the ligaments to tear. The injury can also damage the capsule that surrounds the joint in the toe and cause intense pain toward the midsection and bottom of the...

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