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Taking the first steps in the morning can be a painful experience for some people, but pain relief is at hand. These exercises might help get you back on your feet – without pain.
Fighting gout with skimmed milk and water? Learn about diet changes to help prevent gout flare-ups.
Smelly feet – the medical name is bromodosis – can affect anyone. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. The main cause is sweaty feet and there are simple steps you can take to help prevent this.
There are many different health conditions that can affect the toes, including skin, bone, soft tissue and circulatory problems, many of which can affect your ability to walk without pain.
Morton's neuroma is a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot and the base of the toes.
Feeling cold can be a sign of ill health or an underlying medical condition. Here are some of the reasons.
A heel spur is an extra growth on the bone of the heel that can build up over a long period.
Vascular malformations look like lumpy, blue marks on the skin, caused by problems with blood vessels under the skin.
A bunion is a bony, lumpy deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe.
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin. Fungi (plural of fungus) grow best in warm, wet places, such as the area between the toes.
Palmoplantar pustulosis is a chronic condition that affects the eccrine sweat glands, which are found most commonly on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
Metatarsalgia is the medical term given to pain affecting the ball of the foot.
Our feet anatomy page provides a detailed image and definition of the parts of the feet and explains their function.
Frostbite is damage to the skin and other tissue after exposure to very cold conditions, usually below 0.55C or 31F.
Having flat feet, also called fallen arches, means the arches of the feet are low or there are no arches.
Broken bones (also called fractures) in the foot are very common. Learn about causes, treatment and prevention.
A stress fracture is a crack in a bone, and can be a common injury in high impact sports such as distance running or basketball.
Psoriatic arthritis of the foot can make standing and walking painful. These exercises and tips on finding the right shoes can help you get back on your feet again.
A broken toe, or fractured toe, is a common foot injury. Causes of a broken toe range from stubbing the toe, to dropping something on it, to sports injuries.
Corns and calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin that form as a consequence of rubbing, friction or pressure on the skin.
Swollen ankles and swollen feet are common and are often caused by fluid retention, or oedema. The cause of the swelling can range from an injury to medical conditions.
Plantar fasciitis is thickening of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue running underneath the sole of the foot.
Hammer toes are common and painful deformities in the three middle toes where they appear to always be bent.
Verrucas - sometimes called plantar warts or spelled verrucae - are warts that develop on the soles of the feet.
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