Fungal Toenails What is fungus? Fungus in its various forms grows all around us, especially in moist places. Some types of fungus & yeast involve skin and nails. Fungus infection often occurs after toenail injury. It can occur in anyone but is extremely common in the senior population. How does fungus affect toenails?Toenails with […]
A Callus (or callous) is an especially toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard as a response to repeated contact or pressure. Since repeated contact is required, calluses are most often found on hands or feet.
All About Peroneal Tendon Problems A tendon is a structure that is the body’s equivalent of a cable. But instead of steel wire, thin collagen strands bundle together and connect muscle to bone. The peroneal tendons are frequently injured in runners and triathletes. They are also commonly injured during an ankle sprain. The result is pain in the outside of the ankle or foot.
Most people don’t realize, but your foot is chock full of bones. In fact, you have 52 bones between the two feet. Of the26 bones in each foot, 19 are phalanges (in the toes) or metatarsal bones (thelong bones of the midfoot). Fractures (or breaks) of the metatarsal bones and toes arecommon. But just because they are coommon, doesn’t mean they should be ignored. All fractures in the feet and toes warrant an evaluation by a footspecialist, even if initial treatment has been started in the emergency room.
Most people don’t realize, but your foot is chock full of bones. In fact, you have 52 bones between the two feet. Of the 26 bones in each foot, 19 are phalanges (in the toes) or metatarsal bones (the long bones of the midfoot). Fractures (or breaks) of the metatarsal bones and toes are common. But just because they are common, doesn’t mean they should be ignored. All fractures in toes warrant an evaluation by a foot specialist, even if initial treatment has been started in the emergency room.
Hammertoe is a bending or contracture of one or more joints in the little toes. Because the abnormal bending in the toes increases pressure under the ball of the foot and the top of the toes, this can cause pain. Many people with hammertoes have a great deal of difficulty fitting into shoes because the […]
Non-surgical treatments of bunions focus on relieving pressure and irritation of the bump at the base of the big toe, but generally will not correct to deformity of the big toe joint. Some of these include various footwear like gelled toe spacers, bunion / toes separators, bunion regulators, bunion splints, and bunion cushions. When someone has bunion pain and would like to have the toe straight again, surgery is the main treatment for bunions since it is a fixed bony deformity.
Some bunions can be managed without surgery, and foot specialists emphasize that prevention is always best. To minimize the chance of developing a bunion, choose shoes that have square/flared toe ends. Shoes, which are short, tight, or sharply pointed must be avoided. No other primate suffers from bunions as homo sapiens is the only species that wears shoes.