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Corns and Calluses: Ending the Pain

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Some people tend to underestimate the amount of discomfort that can be caused by corns and callouses. When left untreated, these common foot ailments can dramatically impact your mobility. Here are some important facts that you should know. What causes corns and calluses? Corns and…

Hammertoe: Shoe Fit Gone Wrong

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If the shoe fits, wear it… but only if it fits! Although a lot of shoe options can look very appealing, shoes are a perfect example of when both form and function should be carefully considered. Improper shoe fit can lead to a variety of foot health problems, including…

Plantar’s warts: painful and contagious

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Veiled in myth and superstition Warts are the subject of more myth and superstition than any other skin condition. In Mark Twain’s 1876 classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn describes one “tested” method of wart removal: “Why, you take your cat and go…

What To Do About Ingrown Toenails

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Ingrown toenails occur when the corner or the side of your toenail begins growing into the soft flesh of your toe. This usually occurs on one of your big toes rather than your other, smaller toenails. An ingrown toenail can become reddened, swollen, and be…

Bunion Surgery – What to Expect

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Deciding on a surgical treatment can feel like a big step. When it comes to bunion surgery, make it a big step in the right direction: a little preparation can go a long way to finding the surgical team that will meet and exceed your…