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... Ankle Instability Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot (Tinea) Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Care Diabetic Foot Ulcerations Flat Feet Cavus Feet (High Arched) Fungus Toenails Ankle Braces Bone Spurs Second Opinions Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Dermagraft (Skin Graft) Matrixectomy  Foot & Ankle Arthritis Great Toe Joint Implants Geriatric Foot Care Sports Medicine Hammertoes Infections Ingrown Toenails (Paronychia) Foot and Ankle Injuries Fracture Care (Broken Bones) Metatarsalgia Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Heel Spurs Poor Circulation (PAD) Warts (Verruca) (Hands and Feet) Wound Care Custom Orthotics Diabetic Shoes Shoe Inserts Ganglionic Cysts (Ganglion) Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Hospital Consultations Endoscopic Procedures Minimally Invasive Procedures Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Bunions
... Symptoms of a Bunion The symptoms of a bunion include the following: Development of a firm bump on the inside edge of the foot, at the base of the big toe Redness, swelling, or pain at or near the MTP joint Corns or other irritations caused by the overlap of the first and second toes Restricted or painful motion of the big toe Home Treatment What can you do for relief...

Hammertoes
...  Corns and calluses (a buildup of hard skin) on the toe, between two toes, or on the ball of the foot...

Hammertoe
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...