The summer season may mean bare feet and sandals, but too much exposure to the sun and hot surfaces can actually hurt your feet.
For some tips on how to keep your feet healthy and protected during the summer, keep reading!
Swelling of the feet and ankles usually happens because of a fluid buildup within the tissues and muscles.
Foot swelling usually goes away after you rest and elevate your feet. But when swelling in the feet gets worse, it can cause stiffness, scarred tissue, skin ulcerations, difficulty in walking, risk of infection, and decrease in blood circulation.
What should you do? Keep reading!
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that can affect the ankles and feet. Osteoarthritis can wear down a joint’s protective cartilage, which progresses to narrowing of the joint space and bone spurs around the joint.
Long-term stress is the main cause of osteoarthritis, but sports injuries, sprains, and fractures can also cause this condition as well.
What can you do if you have osteoarthritis? Keep reading!
Victoria Beckham, Michelle Yeoh and Sarah Jessica Parker have all reportedly suffered from bunions.
Some people may think that bunions only come with old age, but bunions can happen at any age.
What should you do if you get a bunion? Keep reading!
Your feet always feel your entire weight while you walk and stand, which is why foot cramps are more common than other muscle spasms.
Foot cramps are involuntary and painful spasms that can last for minutes or longer. Usually the inner arch and toes are the most common part of the foot to get cramps.
How can you prevent foot cramps, and what should you do when you get them? Keep reading!
Why do people have cold or numb toes? There are a number of possible causes including: diabetes, vascular disease, or Raynaud’s disease.
Of course, it’s also possible to have cold feet simply because the weather is cold, but if it has been months since cold weather, then persistent coldness, numbness, or pain in the feet is not normal.
What could it be? Keep reading!
Tingling feet, also known as the“pins and needles” sensation, is a very common symptom that can be mild or severe, temporary or constant.
Tingling feet are caused by pressure on the nerves, which can be caused by crossing your legs or sitting on your foot for too long. This kind of tingling goes away soon after the pressure is relieved.
However, tingling feet can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious condition, to find out more, keep reading!
While ankle sprains are the most common ankle/foot injury, a heel bruise can be very painful.
The heel bone, also known as the calcaneus, is the largest bone in the foot and the primary weight bearing bone.
A heel bruise can happen because of a sudden injury or from repetitive impact on the foot. What should you do if you have a heel bruise? Keep reading!
A common problem that sometimes happens during exercise is the sensation that your feet are falling asleep.
If your feet or toes fall asleep, become numb, burn or start tingling when you exercise, or you know somebody who experiences this, keep reading!
The average woman experiences foot pain after about an hour of wearing high heels.
Pumps can cause short-term and -long-term foot problems, and affect the rest of your body.
To learn more, keep reading!