Sensitive Feet

Monday, September 28th, 2009

What Causes Sensitive Feet?

In each of your feet and both of your ankles, there are over 20 different bones, over 30 different joints and hundreds of muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Is it any wonder that foot pain is common?

sensitive feet

The feet are responsible for carrying around the body’s mass.  The weight of the body should be balanced between the two feet, but many people have one leg longer than the other, feet that angle out or in, flat feet, … Read the Full Article

Plantar Fasciitis

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the ligament that stretches from the back of the heel to the ball of the foot.  Known as the plantar fascia ligament, it is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot.  It is one of the most common conditions that affect the feet, occurring in about 10% of all Americans at some point in their lifetime.  Reportedly, some two million Americans seek treatment each year. 

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What are the symptoms of

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Hammertoes

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

What are Hammertoes?

A hammertoe is a deformity that can occur from a number of causes.  It is so called, because the toe(s) resemble a hammer.  They are permanently bent at the joints, rather than lying normally.

While this deformity can occur on any toe, it is most common on the second, third or fourth toe and affects the joint closest to the end of the toe.

hammertoes

A similar condition is mallet toe, which affects the upper joint, closest to … Read the Full Article