Pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot, including the heel, toes, arch, instep, sole, or ankles.
Pain - foot
Foot pain can be caused by:
-- a protrusion at the base of the big toe, which can become inflamed. Bunions often develop over time from wearing narrow-toed shoes.
-- toes that curl downward into a claw-like position.
Calluses and corns
-- thickened skin from friction or pressure. Calluses are on the balls of the feet or heels. Corns appear on your toes.
Plantar warts -- from pressure on the soles of your feet.
-- also called flat feet.
Poorly fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.
Morton's neuroma is a...
Alternative Names Clubbing Home Care There is no specific treatment for the clubbing itself. Home care depends on the diagnosis. Call your health care provider if If you notice clubbing, call your health care provider. What to expect at your health care provider's office A person with clubbing usually has other symptoms and signs of a specific condition. Diagnosing that condition is based on: Family history Medical history Physical exam that looks at the lungs and chest Medical history questions may include: Do you have any breathing difficulty? Does clubbing affect the fingers, toes, or both? Is it becoming more noticeable? Is the skin ever bluish-colored? What other symptoms do you have? When did you first notice this? The following tests may be done: Arterial blood gas Chest CT scan Chest x-ray Echocardiogram EKG Pulmonary function tests
Rheumatoid arthritis gets blamed for a lot of my aches and pains and although I know that it plays a huge part in this recent round of foot pain, I have decided to give RA a break from the constant blame and instead put the blame of my foot pain on my SHOES.
Last December, I received a pair of minimalist shoes for Christmas and began an experiment with the chronic pain in my feet. Basically the experiment was to get my feet out of supportive shoes as much as possible and build up some strength and muscle in my feet and ankles to see if it reduced the pain in my feet. I started off by wearing my Vibram Five Fingers when I worked out. Then I slowly transitioned to not wearing shoes at all when I worked out. When the weather warmed up in April, I began wearing my Vibram Five Fingers on my daily walks. Soon, I was walking half the walk in VFF and half of the walk barefoot. I LOVED It!!!
Since I am off work for several m...
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