A Runner's Guide to Dealing with Ingrown Toenails

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As a runner, your feet endure a lot of stress, and it's not unusual for something to go wrong. For example, if you're experiencing pain and redness on either side of one of your toenails, you probably have an ingrown toenail. While ingrown nails can happen to anyone, they're especially annoying if you're a runner because they really hurt when you lace up your shoes and hit the track. Here are some tips for dealing with your ingrown toenail so it does not become worse or sideline you this season.

21 August 2015

Dos And Don'ts Of Dealing With Ingrown Toenails During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, your feet often swell, which can lead to a number of ailments including ingrown toenails. If the skin around the toenail is rough and red, the toenail itself appears curved, and you're maybe even experiencing some bleeding from the edge of the nail, chances are good that you have an ingrown toenail. Follow these dos and don'ts to treat it in a way that's safe for both you and the baby.

30 July 2015

About Bunions & Getting Treated By A Podiatrist

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Does your big toe have a bump on it that is causing you pain? You may want to get your toe examined to find out if you have a bunion, since these won't go away without being treated by a specialist. Find out below what a bunion is as well as how a podiatrist can get rid of it for you. What is a Bunion? A bunion is a growth on the big toe that forms on the joint.

17 July 2015

Understanding Ankle Sprains And Fractures In Children

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The Academy of Pediatrics reports that ankle and foot injuries are common among kids who play sports. Young athletes often experience injuries that include sprains and fractures; however, ankle pain can be mild or severe depending on the type and extent of the injury. Therefore, it helps to: be able to identify the symptoms; learn the immediate home-treatment steps you can take; and know when you should contact your child's doctor:

3 June 2015

Why You Should See A Foot Doctor For Your Athlete's Foot

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Athlete's foot is a fairly common condition that usually goes away by using products you buy over the counter at the drugstore. However, if you have an infection on your feet that does not respond to home treatments, or if the infection is severe, you should see a foot doctor for treatment. You might have another condition that mimics athlete's foot. Here's why you should go to a podiatrist rather than try to tough out a fungal infection on your feet.

16 May 2015

Foot Surgery: 5 Instances When It Is Almost Always Needed

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No one enjoys dealing with pain that comes with a foot disease, deformity or injury. Therefore, if you're suffering from any of these, then you may be considering whether or not you should undergo foot surgery. Many times, a surgery can help you get back to the point where you can live a healthy, fun-filled, normal lifestyle. However, how do you know if surgery is necessary for your specific situation? Read on to learn about five different instances when foot surgery is usually necessary.

8 May 2015

Can't Use Over-The-Counter Fungicides? Try Treating Athlete's Foot With These Steps

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Generally, doctors recommend treating athlete's foot with anti-fungal creams or powders that are sold over-the-counter. However, if you are allergic to these or have a health condition that warrants not using them, you will have to rely on natural treatment of your athlete's foot. Follow these steps, and your feet will be fungus-free in no time: Step 1: Hydrogen Peroxide Soak Hydrogen peroxide is available over-the-counter in a 3% solution. It's a mild, safe treatment that most anyone can tolerate, and it will kill off a lot of the fungus that's causing your athlete's foot.

29 April 2015