Where Can Corns Develop?

Where Can Corns Develop?

Patients who have a corn on their foot are often aware of the pain and discomfort they can cause. They can develop as a result of excess friction on different areas of the foot. Soft corns are found between the toes, which can make it painful to walk. They are a...
How Peripheral Neuropathy May Affect Your Feet

How Peripheral Neuropathy May Affect Your Feet

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition characterized by nerve damage to the nerves of the feet. It is a common condition among people with diabetes, affecting approximately half of all diabetics. Peripheral neuropathy could cause a variety of symptoms in your lower...
What an Achilles Tendon Injury May Feel Like

What an Achilles Tendon Injury May Feel Like

At the lower end of the calf, the two calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) join and become one long band of fibrous tissue known as the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf with the heel and helps the foot bend. The Achilles tendon may become...
What Is a Foot Contusion?

What Is a Foot Contusion?

A foot contusion is another term for a bruise on the foot. This is typically a mild injury that occurs as a result of a direct impact to the foot. For example, you may develop a foot contusion after dropping a heavy piece of furniture on your foot or after getting...
Falling and a Loss of Independence

Falling and a Loss of Independence

Many elderly people have had their lives change as a result of enduring a fall. A common lifestyle change is a fear of falling, which can lead to a loss of independence. There are methods that can be implemented in the living environment that can help to prevent...
Two Categories of Gout

Two Categories of Gout

Swelling and joint pain in the big toe and surrounding areas are common symptoms of a condition that is known as gout. There are two categories of gout that many patients can experience. Acute gout encompasses one to three affected joints, and the pain and discomfort...