Your heels help to keep you steady by bearing and distributing your body weight across your foot. When you suddenly develop pain in one of your heels, it may be due to a heel spur.
Your feet play an important role in bearing and balancing your weight while transporting you to wherever you want to go. The foot is a complex structure comprising 26 small bones and 33 tiny joints, including multiple muscles, tendons, and … Read More
The ankles bear the weight of our entire body, and they must bend and twist however we please. Because they are so stable, we tend to take our ankles for granted until they start causing us to feel pain.
Ankle … Read More
Arteries transport blood from the heart to other parts of the body. The oxygenated and nutrient filled blood is distributed to smaller tubes called arterioles. Capillaries, which are thinner vessels, receive the blood from the arterioles and distribute it to … Read More
Tendonitis can be a painful condition which is caused by inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It can occur anywhere in the body, but it most commonly occurs in the feet and ankles.
Overuse, repetitive movements, or overstretching can result … Read More
Bunions are the result of pressure on the joint at base of the big toe. When left untreated, this pressure can cause an unsightly and often painful bump (the bunion) – as well as painful calluses on the skin surrounding … Read More
Peroneal tendonitis is a condition that develops when the peroneal tendons in your legs are inflamed. It is an overuse injury usually caused by the tendons in the legs rubbing against bone which results in inflammation. As a reaction to … Read More
Hammertoe is a deformity of the toes, commonly affecting the second, third, or fourth toe. It is called hammertoe because it is characterized by an abnormal bend in the middle of the joints, creating the look of a hammer.
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