• If you notice a deformity that looks like a bony bump on your big toe joint and are experiencing symptoms such as foot pain and swelling, chances are you have a bunion. Another sign you may have a bunion is if your big toe angles toward your...

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  • A neuroma is a nerve condition that can happen in many parts of the body, often causing tingling and numbness as well as swelling. It is a noncancerous growth that develops when the nerve tissue becomes pinched or irritated.

    When a...

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  • Almost everyone will develop a painful foot problem at some point in their lifetime. The type of foot pain a person experiences will depend on the underlying cause—for example, some conditions cause swelling and inflammation, while others cause...

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  • A hammertoe, or hammer toe, is a type of foot deformity caused by an imbalance of a muscle in the toe. Although it can affect any toe, including the big toe, it most often affects the second or third toe. When it happens, it causes the toe joint—...

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  • Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury of the plantar fascia of the foot, which is a thick ligament that connects the heel to the front of the foot. Specifically, this soft-tissue problem causes inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is...

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  • Ingrown Toenails

    When a toenail is trimmed too short, especially when it happens on the corners of the big toenail, it can easily become an ingrown nail. What happens is that the nail grows into the skin and soft tissue surrounding the nail. Other common causes...

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  • Plantar Warts

    Plantar warts are small, painful skin growths that develop on the sole of the foot, especially on weight-bearing areas, like the heel. Sometimes, blood vessels, which look like tiny black dots, appear on the wart’s surface.

    Plantar warts...

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