Three Common Causes of Foot Pain

Together, your feet contain about 25 percent of all the bones in your body. With 26 bones each, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and multiple muscles and tendons, they are one of the body’s most complex structures. They are also one of the parts of the body that people tend to neglect. In fact, about 75 percent of Americans will suffer from a foot-related problem at some point in their lives, requiring the services of a podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist.   Do you suffer from foot pain or discomfort? Here are three of the most common causes of foot…
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Hate the Bunion?

Hate the Bunion?

Why do I have a bunion? Blame your genetics first, but your footwear next! Bunions tend to run in families, specifically among those who have the foot type prone to developing a bunion. If you have flat feet, low arches, arthritis, or inflammatory joint disease, you can develop a bunion. Footwear choices play a role too! Wearing shoes that are too tight or cause the toes to be squeezed together, like many stylish peep-or pointed-toe shoes, aggravates a bunion-prone foot. I hate my bunion...how do I get rid of it? There are several treatment options available from the most conservative to surgical correction to eliminate the…
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