FOOT AILMENTS

Tendonitis

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Causes: Tendons themselves are cords of tough, fibrous connective tissue that attach muscles to bones. Tendons are found throughout the entire human body. Tendonitis is the inflammation and irritation of these tendons. Symptoms: If the normal smooth gliding motion of a tendon is impaired the tendon will become inflamed and tendonitis will start to occur. Prevention & Care: Tendonitis, if it's caught early, can be easily treated and cured. Check out Performancefoot.com for the best treatment.   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...

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Sesamoiditis

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Causes: Sesamoids are tiny bones surrounded by tendons that run from the ball of the foot to the big toe. Sesamoiditis is a condition characterized by an inflammation of the bones and tendons in this area. People with bony feet are especially prone to sesamoiditis, because fat pads generally protect the bones. Symptoms: Sesamoiditis usually begins as an ache and gradually becomes more painful Prevention & Care: Rest your feet. Sesamoiditis is commonly seen in runners or dancers. If you've increased your activity lev el lately and have developed sesamoiditis, you may have to rest your feet until the pain...

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Plantar Fascilitis

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Causes: Plantar fasciitis is the name that describes inflammation of the fibrous band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain early in the morning and pain with long walks or prolonged standing. Symptoms: Plantar Fasciitis leaves sufferers with a sharp pain in the middle of the heel or along the arch of the foot. Prevention & Care: Skip the flip-flops. Instead of flimsy shoes, choose comfortable ones with arch support. Shoes with a slight heel will hel p more than flats.   Get Plantar Fasciitis Relief NOW!   The information listed on...

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Overlapping Toes

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Causes: An overlapping pinkie toe occurs when the toe is extended at the metatarsophalangeal joint and rotated to rest on top of the fourth toe. Overlapping pinkie toes are usually congenital deformities, meaning they are present at birth but can become more obvious later in life. The overlapping pinkie toe is equa lly common in men and women and usually occurs on both feet. About half of patients become symptomatic because of pressure from footwear, according to eMedicine.com. Symptoms: Wear wide shoes with broad tips. This is the main treatment for adults; it reduces friction and pressure on the toes....

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Morton's Neuroma

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Causes: We all have nerves in our feet that provide us with sensation; however, some of those nerve endings can abnormally swell into a benign tumor called a Morton's neuroma. Typically located between either the second and third toes or the third and fourth no one is completely sure why this process occurs though there are many theories which focus on abnormal foot biomechanics Symptoms: Causes of a Morton's neuroma may vary the burning pain, numbness and tingling located on the balls of the feet are relatively consistent. Prevention & Care: Wear proper fitting shoes that have adequate room for...

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