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Plantar fasciitis: causes, symptoms and treatments

If you experience heel pain when you take your first steps in the morning, after sitting for a long time, or if you have a specific pain like a heel spur, this topic is for you. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most prevalent foot problems. It is caused by stretching or a rupture of…

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Ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis)

Ingrown toenails are a common nail problem that can become very painful. This occurs when a toenail grows and penetrates into the flesh. It causes inflammation and can cause infection, which results in pain in the toes. The problem must be corrected as quickly as possible in order to prevent the situation from worsening. There…

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Sore feet, ankles, legs, knees, hips and lower back

Foot pain is very common, and often localized in the heel. The most common heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The forefoot is also often a source of pain. This pain is usually located on the soles of the feet just behind the toes. The term “metatarsalgia” encompasses the majority of these pains, which can then…

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Heel spurs (calcaneal spur)

Heel spur, or calcaneal spur, is a bone excrescence located in your heel. This anatomical structure is usually visible in an X-ray (radiography). Often, people who suffer from heel spurs experience heel pain during the first steps in the morning or after sitting for a long time. They may also feel a sharp pain similar…

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Cavus foot

Unlike the flat foot, which is intended to be supple and flattened, cavus foot is excessively arched and rigid. This foot problem is characterized by a pronounced curvature from the top of the secondary foot to the plantar arch that is very high.  It is also possible to observe a tightening between the heel and…

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Corns, calluses and severe corns

Corns, calluses and severe corns are formations of dead flesh under the feet. They can be embarrassing for people when they walk or exercise. Often, people with delicate feet tend to suffer more. However, this foot problem is easily treated. It is common for an individual to develop skin problems. However, it is important to…

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Nail fungus (Onychomycosis)

If you suffer from a nail infection like nail fungus (onychomycosis), don’t let this problem go untreated. Most often affecting the big toe, it is a fungal infection that causes pain and that is very difficult to treat. However, if you take the time, it is possible to get rid of it. Read on for…

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Plantar warts

A plantar wart is a skin lesion that is caused by a viral infection. It can remain dormant for years or grow and spread quickly. This skin infection is also contagious for yourself and for those around you. These lesions are caused by the HPV or human papilloma virus. However, although it may be a…

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Hallux valgus (bunion)

Do you have a bump on the side of your big toe that makes it difficult to wear shoes? Does this bump also make your big toe larger at the base? Do you feel inflammatory joint pain? If so, don’t wait too long to consult a podiatrist, because you are probably suffering from a bunion…

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Morton’s neuroma

Do you suffer from foot pain that resembles electric shocks in the forefoot, followed by numbness in your toes? If you experience this, it can be symptoms caused by neuroma, also known as Morton’s neuroma. This problem is due to a thickening of the nerves located between the toes, as a result of compression or…

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Plantar fissures

Plantar fissures appear mainly on the heel and forefoot. They occur as a result of pressure on the soles of the feet.  Thus, it is not altogether wrong to associate plantar fissures with other dermatological foot problems like corns and calluses.  Nevertheless, plantar fissures can be distinguished from these dermatoses, particularly by the locations where…

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Goose foot tendonitis

An inflammatory problem prevalent in athletes, goose foot tendonitis affects the three tendons that connect together inside the knee. This type of tendonitis affects the three muscles that help stabilize the knee in flexion, which can make the pain particularly debilitating. Due to its mobility-sensitive nature, goose foot tendonitis requires rapid medical intervention. Here is…

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Foot arthritis

Whether due to premature joint degeneration or a disease of the immune system, foot arthritis is a very uncomfortable condition. Arthritis is usually characterized by musculoskeletal pain accompanied by day-to-day difficulties in mobility. Joints like knees, hips and ankles are particularly vulnerable to this condition. Currently, there is no single medical solution that completely cures…

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Metatarsalgia

Do you ever get a pain in the foot that makes you feel like you have needles or pebbles in your shoes? If so, you may have metatarsalgia. This is what we call the pain in the area of ​​the foot sole, between the arch of the foot and the toes. If you have metatarsalgia,…

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Patellofemoral syndrome 

Also known as runner’s knee, patellofemoral syndrome is a condition resulting from a malfunction of the internal structures of the knee and femur. This pathology is common among athletes and is even more painful when the kneecap is subjected to repeated stress. If left untreated, patellofemoral syndrome can cause premature wear and tear of the…

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Hammer toe

Do you ever feel pain in your toes? Are you afraid the contracture will get progressively worse? If you answered yes, you may be suffering from hammer toe. Hammer toes, claw toe or mallet toe are characterized by a contracture of the toe. The curvature of the affected toes gives the impression that your toes…

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