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  • This Little Piggy Went...Ouch! Tips for Treating an Ingrown Toe Nail

    As life's irritants go, an ingrown toe nail is up there with paper cuts and spam phone calls. At best, it can cause discomfort in certain shoes and at worst it can be excruciating to apply even the slightest amount of pressure. Take the right care though and you can avoid further pain and complications that can even require surgery if left untreated. Show that wayward nail whose boss with some of these top tips for treating an ingrown toe nail.
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  • Simple Tips for Protecting Your Feet From Everyday Problems

    You may not give much thought as to the health of your feet or be concerned with common, everyday problems that often develop on the feet. However, once these problems develop, you could be in severe pain or even need surgery to be able to walk as you should. Problems with the feet can be avoided with a few simple tips that most podiatrists wish their patients would follow.  1. Wear comfortable shoes that actually fit
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  • Understanding Fungal Toenail Infections

    The fungi present in toenail infections require keratin to survive. Keratin is the main structural component of your nails, so once you get a fungal toenail infection it can be difficult to get rid of it. The fungi are highly contagious and can spread to any unaffected toenails, but you can also pass the infection to other people. Avoid spreading a fungal toenail infection by not sharing towels, wearing swimming socks at the pool and wearing shoes in the house.
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  • Different Kinds Of Foot Structure And Orthotics

    Very few people have the perfect foot structure. Sometimes orthotics can help to support feet that have structural problems. But even if your feet are not structurally perfect, you may not need orthotics. Following are several types of foot structure, with advice on whether orthotics can help. Pronated Feet You may have pronated feet if your feet roll inwards slightly when standing, walking or running. With pronated feet, when standing, your arch drops, so your feet are flat on the floor.
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