foot conditions

How A Hammertoe Happens

A hammertoe can happen to anyone and is often associated with corns and calluses. By Diana Rodriguez Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH  If you sneak a peek at your feet and notice that your toes are crossed, bent, or just pointing at an odd angle, you probably suffer from a hammertoe. Toes that are scrunched up inside tight shoes or pressed against the toe box of the shoe can bend at the joints and stay that way — resulting in a hammertoe.…

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Foot Health: Don’t Tiptoe Around It’s Importance

Your feet take a beating, every day. If they start to hurt, you need to take that foot pain and any other problems seriously. By Eric Metcalf, MPH Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH  If you had a headache every single day, you probably wouldn’t tell yourself, “Oh, well, another day, another headache. That’s part of life.” But many people go through that very routine when it comes to sore feet, says Paul F. Brezinski, DPM, a Chicago-area podiatrist and president…

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