In most cases, bunions are fairly easy to spot: if there is an enlargement of the bone at the base of your big toe, there is a good chance that it’s a bunion. While bunions aren’t always harmful –if painful and left unattended, they can become more serious. Bunions are one of the most common forefoot deformities. The medical term […]
While foot care is important for everyone, people with diabetes are more prone to foot problems, and therefore should make a special effort to remain diligent with foot care. People with diabetes often develop painful nerve damage known as, “peripheral neuropathy.” While neuropathy can affect the body as a whole, often the legs and feet are especially prone to problems. […]
Most people don’t notice ingrown toenails right away. Since ingrown toenails are often painful, many people simply assume that the pain is due to a stubbed or injured toe. But when left unattended, ingrown nails can become worse; often turning swollen and red, or becoming infected. As the name suggests, ingrown toenails are nails that grow into the toe. This […]
Toenail fungus is a fungus that grows in the nail bed. Fungus thrives in warm, damp environments, and the toenail bed is an ideal breeding ground for it. Toenail fungus is common, roughly half of all discolored toenails are caused by fungus. However, if left untreated, this condition can worsen, causing pain –and discoloration. Toenail fungus starts as a white […]
People suffering with nail fungus are often left embarrassed about the condition of their nails. The fungus found in the nail beds can cause nails to become thick, yellow, and brittle causing the nails to look unsightly. For some sufferers, the primary concern is cosmetic issues, but for many –the main issue is the fact that nail fungus causes a […]
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