What is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. The principal symptom associated with a neuroma is pain between the toes while walking. Those suffering from the condition often find relief by stopping their walk, taking o
What is Arthritis? Arthritis, in general terms, is inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. Arthritis has multiple causes; just as a sore throat may have its origin in a variety of diseases, so joint inflammation and arthritis are associated with many different illnesses.
Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders. If
SKIN CANCERS OF THE FEET What Are Skin Cancers of the Feet? Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration. Frequently, individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated ailments near the affected site. Causes We often view the sun's harmful rays as the primary cause of skin cancer; the
What Is Toenail Fungus? Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. When the tiny organisms take hold, the nail often becomes darker in color and smells foul. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. If ignored, the infection can spread and possibly impair your ability to wo
INGROWN TOENAIL What Is an Ingrown Toenail?
When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area, which is often marked by drainage and a foul odor. However, even if the toe isn’t painful, red, swollen
The pictures depict three things; a wart (the toad), a callus (on the foot), and a corn (self-explanatory). All three of these things can be found on the human foot. But what’s the difference and how can you tell which is which? Is That a Wart, a Callus, or a Corn? — Medicine is a tricky thing, where any number of seemingly similar symptoms can actually be anything in a range of highly specific disorders. Take, for example, a lesion on your foot. Is it a wart? Is it a callu
DIABETES & FOOT COMPLICATIONS People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Even ordinary problems can get worse and lead to serious complications. Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage, also called neuropathy. This can cause tingling, pain (burning or stinging), or weakness in the foot. It can also cause loss of feeling in the foot, so you can injure it and not know it. Poor blood flow or changes in the shape of your feet or toes may als
Summer's soaring temperatures make you sweat more everywhere, including your feet. But this extra perspiration may be turning your feet into a stink bomb. The bacteria that live on your skin and in your shoes eats your sweat, producing an acid byproduct that reeks, according to a Japanese study. It's a natural process, but luckily you can reduce the bacteria by creating a drier habitat for your feet. Keep reading for 6 easy things you can do at home to eliminate bacteria so y
Fizzy Aromatherapy Foot Soak 1 tablespoon epsom salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 drops each of peppermint, lavender and lemon oil Place ingredients in a large basin and fill with very warm water. Soak feet until water grows cool, rinse and follow with a sugar scrub. Sugar and Grapeseed Oil Foot Scrub 2 tablespoons fine grained organic sugar
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
3 drops each of peppermint, lavender and lemon oil Mix ingredients and gently sc
YOUR FEET ARE YOUR FOUNDATION
Imagine you are a building. The foundation of the building is important because it determines if the building will stand straight and hold up to stress. The same is true for the human body.
Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. They must be able to properly support your body; allow you to stand, walk, run, and jump, and absorb damaging shock that enters your body every time your heel hits the ground.
If your feet are imbalanced