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  • The Most Common Causes of Heel Pain, and How to Treat It

    Heel pain doesn't always mean that you have a serious condition that should be addressed, but this type of pain can actually interfere with your everyday activities. When your feet hurt in any way, even a quick trip to the supermarket or driving your car can become an impossibility. While only a doctor can tell you exactly why your heels are hurting, note a few common causes of heel pain and how to address them.
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  • How to Keep Your Feet Healthy During Winter

    In the depths of the Australian winter, it is tempting to hide your feet in boots, socks or slippers in an effort to keep them warm. However, it is important that you pay attention to your feet during winter. Below are some ways you can keep your feet warm, dry and in top condition. Keep your feet dry Boots are a great footwear option; they can help to keep your feet dry and warm while you walk through pouring rain or cold mud.
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  • Maintain Your Feet Between Podiatrist Visits With Essential Oils

    If you have to see a podiatrist for whatever reason, you have no doubt realised that between visits is the time when you really need to focus on keeping your feet as healthy as possible. A great way of maintaining the health of your feet between visits is through the use of essential oils. Essential oils are usually obtained through the distillation of plants, and they are often used for their healing properties.
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  • A Quick Overview of Charcot Foot for Diabetics

    People with diabetes can face problems with their feet due to two major complications of the disease: poor circulation and nerve damage. Charcot foot, more properly referred to as Charcot athropathy, is one of the most serious conditions that can occur as a result of these issues. Here's a quick overview of the condition. What is Charcot Foot? Charcot foot occurs in patients who have neuropathy, a decrease in your ability to feel pain, trauma, or temperature.
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  • 4 Very Simple Ways to Deal with Bunion Pain

    Bunions, or hallux valgus as they're medically known, occur when bone or tissue around the joint at the base of your big toe moves out of place. Whether your bunions are a due to genetics or bad shoes, you're likely to be unhappy with the effect they have on your life. The only real cure is surgery, but there are things you can do to lessen the pain while you're waiting for a foot clinic appointment.
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  • Plantar Faciitis - How Your Podiatrist Can Help

    Plantar fasciitis is painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated promptly by a qualified podiatrist.  Read on to find out how a podiatrist could help you to relieve the discomfort of this debilitating condition. What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a condition caused by the inflammation of the connective tissue that runs along the sole of your foot from your heel bone to your toes.  Sufferers of this condition suffer burning or stabbing pain in their feet, usually after periods of inactivity.
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  • Treating Feet Stricken By Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis is one of the lesser known forms of arthritis, but that doesn't make it any less debilitating than its more infamous cousins. Psoriatic arthritis manifests in a small but significant proportion of people who suffer from psoriasis, the more well-known chronic skin condition, which causes red, itchy scales on the skin. If this otherwise superficial disease manages to infect the patient's immune system, the body's natural defences against pathogens may start to attack the body's own tissues, particularly at the joints.
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  • High-Arched Feet Explained

    When the arches of your feet are too high, your heels and the balls of your feet experience too much stress when you stand or walk as a result of your weight being unevenly distributed. The arches of your feet would normally provide the surrounding muscles with support and add stability to your joints, but overarched feet can lead to muscle weakness. There's not always an identifiable cause for your arches deepening, but one common cause is the development of a neurological disorder, such as a stroke or muscular dystrophy, that's associated with poor muscle co-ordination and weakness.
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  • How to Deal with Your Teen's Heel Pain

    If your physically active teen is experiencing severe heel pain, it may well be caused by Sever's Disease.  Do not be alarmed as it is actually quite a common injury that occurs in adolescents. Although it can be painful, it is a temporary condition that leaves no long term effects if quickly diagnosed and treated correctly. Learn more about Sever's Disease, how to recognize symptoms and the best ways to help your teenage recover.
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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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