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
If the pain is new to you, it may be time to talk to your doctor. Adult-acquired flatfoot can be arrested so that it doesn’t keep you from your time at the gym or halt that daily walk.
Love the latest shoe styles but hate the way your feet get sore? A podiatrist answers common questions about which shoes help — and which shoes hurt — your feet.
We all know that our bodies change as we age. Your feet, of course, are not exempt.
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If your blood sugar is too high or difficult to control, you are more susceptible to nerve damage. Get the facts from a Cleveland Clinic expert on how to find relief from this debilitating pain.
Without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them.
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
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
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
If you feel pain in your heel, you might think you have a heel spur. It’s a common assumption — and a heel spur can cause foot discomfort. However, only 50 percent of people who have heel spurs actually feel any pain because of it. “A heel spur can be an incidental finding on an … Read More