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    • Tarsal Coalition: A Flat Foot Disorder In Children Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Tarsal coalition is a complex foot problem. We provide a simple explanation to understand the best treatment and surgery options today.
    • Skin Conditions That Make Your Feet Itch Created: Friday, May 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A list of common skin conditions that cause the feet to itch, as well as photos, key features, and treatment options for each condition.
    • Heel Pain in Children and Adolescents Created: Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Heel pain is a very common symptom among adults but occasionally it is something a child or adolescent will experience." itemprop="description">> itempr...
    • Tailor's Bunion Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Even though a bunion usually develops on the big toe side of the foot, another area where a bunion can occur is the pinkie toe side. This type of bunion is known as a bunionette, or tailor's bunion...
    • Metatarsalgia Created: Thursday, December 22, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Pain under the ball of the foot is a common foot problem that can have many causes. Read about some of the causes and treatments for this painful foot condition." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Coping with Dry, Cracked Feet Created: Monday, May 21, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Dry skin on your feet can be simply a cosmetic problem, or it may be associated with other medical conditions. Learn more about what causes dry skin and how you can improve the look and feel of you...
    • Bunions Are a Common Foot Problem, Especially for Women Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A bunion can be painful and may prevent you from wearing certain shoes and doing certain activities that you would like. Poor-fitting shoes are not always to blame. Learn more about the actual me...
    • How Aging Affects Your Feet Created: Monday, November 19, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      In addition to lifelong wear and tear, there are natural changes that occur with the aging process that can affect your feet and ankles." itemprop="description" Thursday, December 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This an effective warm-up before exercise, but it also helps prevent and treat painful plantar fasciitis, also known as heel spur syndrome.
    • Common Foot Problems Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Many different foot problems can affect the foot and ankle. You rely on your feet to get you where you want to go. Learn more about the most common foot problems that can affect your foot and ank...
    • 5 Tips for Soothing Bunion Pain Created: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      The number one complaint a bunion sufferer has is pain and irritation. Here are some tips that can help reduce bunion pain.
    • Morton's Neuroma: Common Cause of Foot Pain Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the foot. Women are more likely to suffer from a Morton's neuroma. Perhaps due to the shoes they wear. Learn more about Morton's neuroma at Ab...
    • 8 Painful Foot Conditions Created: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      An overview of the most common types and causes of foot pain, including heel pain, toe problems, bunions, pinched nerves, tendonitis, and more.
    • Tendonitis Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      An overview of tendonitis, including the most common types of tendonitis that affect the foot and ankle." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      A summary of some of the most common toe problems: bunions, hammer toes, and hallux limitus.
    • Causes of Pain at the Big Toe Joint Created: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      A list and description of the most common conditions causing pain and other symptoms at the big toe joint, also known as the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
    • Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Swelling Created: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      An overview of common causes of swelling in the foot and ankle -- including arthritis, infection, tendonitis, pregnancy, circulation problems and trauma." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Five Tips to Fix Your Aching Feet Created: Thursday, August 04, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      At some point most of us have experienced aching feet, whether it’s after a long day of work or play. Besides kicking back and giving your feet a rest, here are some remedies that can help ea...
    • Nerve Problems That Cause Foot Pain Created: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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    • 8 Causes of Lower Leg Pain Created: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      A look at eight conditions that often lead to pain in the lower legs.
    • 5 Things You Can Do For Flat Feet Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Learn about flat feet on about.com. Understand what you can do to treat it - from orthotics to surgery.
    • 5 Products for Bunions Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      A list of popular bunion products that can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
    • The Lunge Stretch Created: Monday, October 21, 2013 Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013
      Photo and description of the lunge stretch, which targets the calve and feet.
    • Laser Treatment of Toenail Fungus Created: Friday, October 04, 2013 Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013
      An overview of the pros and cons of laser treatment of toenail fungal infection, also known as onychomycosis.
    • 4 Common Pediatric Foot Problems Created: Monday, September 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      An overview of some of the common foot conditions that affect children and adolescents.
    • Corns and Calluses Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Corns and calluses are something that most people will develop at sometime or another. For many people, corns and calluses cause some degree of pain and discomfort. For some they are a cosmetic con...
    • 3 Ways to Protect Your Feet if You Have Diabetes Created: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can lead to foot complications. A diabetic may be unable to feel pain associated with a skin injury, and this can lead to a diabetic wound or ulcer. Diabe...
    • Tips for a Safe Salon Pedicure Created: Thursday, August 04, 2011 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
      Nothing can rejuvenate and beautify feet more than a professional salon pedicure. Occasionally we hear about incidents of infection or injury to customers after having had a pedicure. Whether you a...
    • Toenail Fungus Created: Friday, August 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013
      Also known as onychomycosis, toenail fungus is a widespread problem and one of the most frequently treated foot conditions. It is a slow-growing infection caused by dermatophytes which are a group ...
    • Topical Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus Created: Thursday, July 18, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013
      A look at how toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, can be treated with topical medicines.
    • Toenail Trauma Created: Friday, August 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
      Whether it's blunt trauma from a heavy object or chronic friction from rubbing against the shoe, injury to the toenail can result in a variety of changes. Here's what you need to know if you see an...

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