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Highlighting the Leading Cause of Heel Pain

Highlighting the Leading Cause of Heel Pain

Consistent pain in one or both of your heels may negatively affect your mobility and prevent you from maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. There are many causes of heel pain, including Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, heel spurs, and stress fractures. However, there...

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Watch Out for Stress Fractures!

Watch Out for Stress Fractures!

Are you starting to notice annoying pains in your lower legs while running? Perhaps you’re a keen exerciser whose ambitious training regime is starting to cause swelling and pain in your feet? You may have stress fractures. While stress fractures sound sinister,...

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6 Options to Relieve Ingrown Toenail Pain at Home

6 Options to Relieve Ingrown Toenail Pain at Home

Ingrown toenails are a common condition that can significantly impact your quality of life. Whether you’re hoping to hit the gym or slip into your favorite pair of heels, the pain associated with ingrown toenails can get in the way of your plans. While many people...

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Diabetic Wound Care: How Important is it?

Diabetic Wound Care: How Important is it?

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body cannot sufficiently produce or utilize insulin. Up to 1 in 10 Americans are thought to have the disorder, many of whom remain undiagnosed. Diabetes is split into two main sub-types – type 1 and type 2. The former type...

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What Should I Know About Bunions?

What Should I Know About Bunions?

Are you suffering from persistent big toe pain? Perhaps your feet are starting to change shape, making walking a little trickier and a little less enjoyable? If these symptoms ring a bell, you may be suffering from bunions. While the name may sound sinister, bunions...

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Could Achilles Tendinitis Be Causing My Heel Pain?

Could Achilles Tendinitis Be Causing My Heel Pain?

The Achilles tendon is a vital part of the lower leg that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. Most of us take the tendon for granted and happily walk around without giving it a second thought. Sometimes, however, this trusty tendon can become strained,...

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What Was That Popping Noise in the Back of Your Heel?

What Was That Popping Noise in the Back of Your Heel?

Your Achilles tendons are strong bands of fibrous tissue connecting your calf muscles to the heel bones (calcaneus). These valuable tendons play an essential role in walking and running—since they enable you to raise your heel off the ground—and are activated to at...

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Everything to Know About Plantar Warts

Everything to Know About Plantar Warts

The mere thought of having a wart can be enough to make most peoples’ skin crawl, but these growths are actually rather common and often harmless. Plantar warts are named as such because they are found on the feet, typically in areas that experience pressure. Learning...

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Understanding Big Toe Pain

Understanding Big Toe Pain

Until there’s a problem, you probably don’t think too often about how much you actually rely on your big toes. When an issue does develop—especially if it’s an injury or condition causing painful symptoms— it becomes rather obvious that you use this specific area of...

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