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Stress Fractures : Symptoms , Treatment & Prevention

Symptoms

The most common symptom of a stress fracture in the foot or ankle is pain. The pain usually develops gradually and worsens during weight-bearing activity. 

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Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone, or severe bruising within a bone. Most stress fractures are caused by overuse and repetitive activity, and are common in runners and athletes who participate in running sports, such as soccer and basketball. 

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Plantar Warts In Children : Types, Causes & Signs

Warts are common in children. Forget the folklore, which suggests that warts are caused if you have touched toads or frogs. Read on for some information about these common eruptions which will make it easy for you to handle them if you notice them on your child’s skin. 

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3 Reasons to See a Podiatrist for your Foot or Ankle Problem

It comes as no surprise then that if you have problems with your feet – eg an ingrown toenail, corns and calluses, or a sprained ankle – a trip to your local podiatry clinic is a good idea. 

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Chronic Ankle Instability

What Is Chronic Ankle Instability?

Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring giving way of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually, the giving way occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when you’re just standing. 

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8 Common Foot Problems Associated with Ageing

Aging takes its toll on your feet as it does with the rest of your body. Given the amount of stress we place on our feet over a lifetime, it's easy to see why these problems occur. In addition to general wear and tear, there are physiological changes that will inevitably affect how your joints, bones, and tendons function. 

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5 Quick Ways to Remove Hard Foot Skin, Corns and Calluses

It’s hard to put your best foot forward when calluses have taken up residence on your feet. The hard skin is painful, and it’s an unattractive addition to otherwise perfectly polished tootsies. When cream just won’t cut it, these methods will help you get rid of stubborn calluses. 

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What causes hammer, claw, and mallet toes?

Overview

Hammer, Claw, and Mallet Toes

Tight shoes are the most common cause of these toe problems. Wearing tight shoes can cause the toe muscles to get out of balance. If a shoe forces a toe to stay in a bent position for too long, the muscles tighten and the tendons shorten, or contract.

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Achilles Tendinitis : Symptoms & Treatment

Overview

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles (uh-KILL-eez) tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone.