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Plantar’s warts: painful and contagious

31 May 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

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…

Severe Foot Pain: Gouty Arthritis

15 Apr 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

A chronic condition by any other name Gout, gouty arthritis, podagral, or the disease of kings―no matter what you call it―is a painful systemic medical condition which most frequently affects men. By all accounts, the pain of gout which generally attacks the joint of the…

Avoid Toenail Fungus

31 Mar 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus or onychomycosis is a condition that affects about 14 to 20 percent of the population. In fact, according to Prevention about 50% of all nail discoloration is caused by fungus. In addition, it can be quite complicated to treat onychomycosis especially if the condition has…

Compression Hosiery

15 Mar 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Preventive Healthcare

Although it may look like any other type of sock or stocking, compression hosiery provides subtle but significant medical benefits compared to its conventional counterparts. How compression hosiery helps Movement of the legs during walking and other forms of exercise helps ensure that the blood…

Running Shoes: The Fit Factor

28 Feb 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Shoes

Whether you are a casual or serious runner, it’s important to make sure your shoes fit properly. Conditions such as shin splints, blisters, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, corns and a host of other ailments can be avoided by taking the time to select shoes that…

What To Do About Ingrown Toenails

15 Feb 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

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

31 Jan 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

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…