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

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.

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

Diabetic Foot Care & Diabetic Neuropathy

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Diabetic foot care encompasses steps that are aimed at preventing infection and relieving the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. 

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

A neuropathy is a disorder that affects the nervous system.  A diabetic neuropathy can affect nearly any part of the body, but the feet are typically affected first. 

Neuropathies do not affect the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column, but the peripheral nerves which transmit signals to the brain, via the spinal column.  … Read the Full Article