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What is a Bunion: Keeping Bunions at Bay

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

A bunion is a bony protuberance at the base of the big toe. While it’s quite common, the condition can be painful and unsightly. Bunions most commonly occur in women, the culprit usually being poorly-fitting footwear. Below are some steps you can take to avoid…

Flatfoot in Adults

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

About a quarter of all Americans have flat feet either by heredity or simply due to aging feet. While flat feet rarely cause any distinct symptoms, damage to the posterior tibial tendon in the lower part of the leg can not only cause flat feet,…

Stretch and Condition for Better Leg Health

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Muscle Problems

Your legs are important. It’s safe to say they’ve most likely gotten you to where you are today. (Yes, that was an attempt at a leg joke.) Movement is inevitable; and in a society that stresses the importance of exercise, stretching and conditioning are vital…

Fend Off Foot Fungus

02 Nov 2012 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

The Summer Olympics bring out our nationalism…and inspire us to work out more…Whether you’re beginning a new workout plan or you already workout consistently, you could be at risk for getting one of the most common forms of fungal infections: Athlete’s foot. The key is…