Foot Problems

Foot and ankle problems are usually associated to improper footwear, physical stress, mechanical changes in the foot, arthritis, congenital foot problems, infections, neoplastic disorders or traumatic foot problems. For more information on general or specific foot pain or ankle problems please select from the links below.

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Skin Problems

Bothered by a rash, acne, eczema, or psoriasis? Find the skin care treatments and information you need to look your best.

Foot Allergies

Two kinds of dermatitis are caused by substances coming in contact with the skin: primary irritant dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. The primary irritant dermatitis is due to a non-allergic […]

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Foot Corns

Corns are calluses that form on the toes because the bones push up against the shoe and put pressure on the skin. The surface layer of the skin thickens and […]

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Burning Feet

Burning feet is a common complaint, especially among people over 50 and those who are diabetic. Thyroid dysfunction, gastric restriction in morbidly obese people, and heavy use of alcohol also […]

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Foot Calluses

A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin that can occur across the ball of the foot, on the heel, or on the outer side of the big toe. […]

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Athlete`s Foot (Tenia Pedis)

Athlete`s foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus usually attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment […]

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Foot Blisters

Heat, moisture and friction are generally the cause of blisters. Blisters can also form from fungal infections, allergic reactions, and burns. Because of a condition called neuropathy, or nerve damage, […]

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Extreme exposure of your feet to cold over for a prolonged period can lead to a serious condition called frostbite. If the skin changes color from blue to white, or […]

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Cysts are fluid filled masses under the skin. Common cysts of the feet include synovial cysts, ganglia and cutaneous mucoid cysts. Most foot cysts are located under the skin, although […]

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Foot Fungus

Athlete`s foot and fungal nails are the most common types of foot fungus. Athlete`s foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus […]

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Gangrene usually occurs after the blood supply to your foot is lost. Bacterial infections of open sores or ulcers also can lead to gangrene. Diabetics are most prone to foot […]

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While most pigmented areas are nothing but freckles and moles, one kind of deadly pigmented lesion that can occur on the foot and lower extremity is malignant melanoma. Be watchful […]

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Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by round, reddish, dry scaling patches covered by grayish white or silvery white scales. The lesions are […]

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Smelly Feet and Foot Odor

The feet and hands contain more sweat glands than any other part of the body (about 3,000 glands per square inch). Smelly feet can be not only embarrassing but uncomfortable […]

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Swelling of the feet, ankles and legs, also called edema, is often caused by an abnormal build-up of fluids in ankle and leg tissues. Painless swelling of the feet and […]

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Ulcers are skin wounds that are slow to heal and are classified in four stages, according to which layers of skin are broken through. Those stages and their characteristics are: […]

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Most foot warts are harmless, even though they may be painful. They are often mistaken for corns or calluses – which are layers of dead skin that build up to […]

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