Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a buildup of cholesterol and plaque in the arteries that lead to your extremities. PAD can cause discomfort in your legs and feet, and limit your walking and activities. Severe PAD can progress to loss of limb. Your doctor can check for signs of the disease with a simple test of … Read More

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5 Ways You Can Have Beautiful, Pain-Free Feet

When warm weather hits, it’s time to shimmy out of your boots and strap on sandals. Here are five strategies to help your feet look their best. Get a safe pedicure Did you know that your local pedi palace could be a source of a nasty foot infection? It all depends on how the salon is … Read More

Best Ways You Can Treat, Prevent Hammertoe

If the joint on one of your toes — usually the toe next to the big toe or the smallest toe — points upward rather than lying flat, you might have a hammertoe. The condition is actually a deformity that happens when one of the toe muscles becomes weak and puts pressure on the toe’s … Read More

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How You Can Prevent and Treat Painful Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail, with the side edge of your nail growing into the skin, can make you painfully aware of a toe you don’t normally notice. As the nail continues to dig into the skin, it irritates it, causing pain. “If an ingrown toenail causes a break in the skin, bacteria can enter and cause … Read More