The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, starting in the back of the heel, connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle. This tendon helps you walk, run, jump, point your foot downward, and rise on your toes. Overstressing it however, can cause injury.
Have you ever suffered from foot pain and can’t figure out what’s causing it? If you kick the corner of the bed, it’s easy to determine why your toe hurts. If you wear high heels all day, it’s easy to see why your arch hurts. But not all foot pain is created equal.
Corns, scientifically referred to as helomas, are thick, hardened layers of skin surrounded by inflamed skin. Corns usually occur in areas of little pressure or non-weight bearing areas, such as on the tops and sides of toes, and can be painful when pressed, resulting in a dull ache.
SteriShoe uses germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC) to sanitize the inside of shoes, and safely and effectively kills 99.9% of the bacteria, fungi, and spores that cause athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, and shoe odor. For people with diabetic foot problems, the insert can guard against infection.
MLS Laser Therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, is an alternative health solution for relief from painful feet without surgery or medication and is sometimes used to aid in healing following foot or ankle surgery.
Contrary to what the name may suggest, athlete’s foot (scientifically known as tinea pedis) is not specific to athletes. It is the most common fungal skin infection, occurring when the tinea fungus grows on the feet.
Toenail fungus is a fungal infection that affects the toenails, causing toenails to turn yellow and crumbly from fungi that squeeze under them. If left untreated, the fungi dig in deeper and may spread to other toenails, causing them to thicken and become even more unsightly.
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints, causing pain, stiffness, swelling, and reduced range of motion of the affected area (which may come and go). There are different types of arthritis that are caused by different things such as underlying diseases, infections, and family history to name a few.
There is much to love about the holiday season: spending time with loved ones, preparing and eating delicious meals, and shopping for gifts for the special people in your life. With the pandemic happening, coupled with seasonal allergies, other ailments, and even stress, staying healthy during these times is important.
Fractures to the foot and ankle are common injuries. The foot itself is made up of 26 bones, and while the size of the bones is relatively small, they do a remarkable job of supporting our weight.