Proper footwear, hygiene and care are essential for your feet to function properly and without pain. But certain conditions can make that difficult.
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Pain in the large tendon on the back of the leg can be caused by improper footwear or a sudden increase in physical activity.
Whether it’s rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or gout, arthritic feet can be painful and make moving around difficult.
Red, itchy and flaky skin between the toes is a sure sign of this common fungal infection.
A common problem, bunions can be quite painful without proper footwear.
Though they may seem like nothing to worry about, calluses are an indication of excessive pressure or friction on that part of the foot.
A muscle imbalance in the foot can cause ligaments and tendons to become unnaturally tight, which can result in toes curling downwards to look like claws.
Like calluses, corns are an accumulation of dead skin cells in the foot. Corns usually press on nerves in the foot and cause intense pain.
Because diabetes can restrict blood flow to the feet, diabetic foot can become a very serious condition that may lead to amputation if left untreated.
Though a common biomechanical problem, having flat feet can cause the arch to collapse upon weight bearing and the foot to overpronate when walking.
A muscle imbalance in the foot can cause ligaments and tendons to become unnaturally tight, which can result in toes curling downwards.
Though heel fissures may seem like a simple cosmetic problem, they can still lead to more serious problems if left untreated.
Caused by either repetitive, high-impact stress or overpronation, heel pain can be extremely uncomfortable.
Heel spurs develop as an abnormal growth of the heel bone and can lead to extreme pain and discomfort.
Though ingrown toenails can be caused from improperly cutting toenails, they can also develop from wearing tight shoes with narrow toe boxes.
Pain around the ball of the foot can develop when footwear is too tight or not designed to support your level of activity.
Improper footwear can sometimes cause a nerve in the ball of the foot to become pinched, leading to sharp, burning pain or numbness and tingling.
When the second toe is longer than the big toe, excessive pressure can be placed at the base of the second toe near the ball of the foot.
Neuropathy is usually a complication of diabetes that affects the nerves of the feet, leading to numbness, tingling or loss of feeling.
The plantar fascia can become inflamed and painful when it stretches excessively, often a result of flat feet, unusually high arches, or improper footwear.
When there is post-tibial tendon disfunction, the tendon can fail to hold up the arch, leading to heel pain, arch pain, plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.
Gradual-onset pain in the ball of the foot is a good indication of sesamoiditis, which is common among those who engage in physical activity like running or dancing.
Common among runners and athletes, shin splints are caused when the leg muscles are stressed from repetitive, high-impact activity.
Though toenail fungus is generally picked up in damp areas like gyms, showers or pools, people who wear shoes that are tight-fitting or are not breathable are at increased risk of contracting it.