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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...
In the political war on obesity which side wins? A Chicago Tribune special report offered the following answer, "the side with the biggest wallets." And in this case that would be? The food and beverage industries, again and again. In fact, according to the article, they have never lost a significant political battle in the US, despite the increasing data suggesting that unhealthy food and the marketing efforts that highlight its mouthwatering existence, is contributing significantly to the epidemic we call childhood obesity. Soda tax....not happening.....legislation to reduce salt, sugar, fat in kid's foods....didn't happen (though some companies have adopted voluntary efforts). Lobby expenditures have risen substantially in this sector along with voluntary pledges, but legislation has been "killed' repeatedly and effectively.
So what can you do and what changes can you make to minimize the obesity risk for your kids and work on your own issues, if you struggle with weight? Re...
Definition Joint swelling is the buildup of fluid in the soft tissue surrounding the joint. Alternative Names Swelling of a joint Considerations Joint swelling may occur along with joint pain . The swelling may cause the joint to appear larger or abnormally shaped. Joint swelling can cause pain or stiffness. After an injury, swelling of the joint may mean you have a broken bone or a tear in the muscle tendon or ligament. Many different types of arthritis may cause swelling, redness, or warmth around the joint. An infection in the joint can cause swelling, pain, and fever. Common Causes Joint swelling may be caused many different things, including: Ankylosing spondylitis Gout Osteoarthritis Pseudogout Psoriatic arthritis Reactive arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Septic arthritis Systemic lupus erythematosus
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