Arthritis of the foot and ankle makes each step painful, each activity difficult and life barely tolerable at times. And when one side starts to hurt, the other side can quickly follow in an avalanche of aches and pains. If you are desperately seeking solutions to your foot and ankle pain, here is a list that may provide you with a fresh new direction towards feeling better with each step you take.
Shoe Wear: Most people start here for a solution to foot and ankle pain. The power of a good shoe is not to be underestimated. My favorite source for hard to find shoes like wide shoes, deep shoes, and shoes with “rocker bottoms” is www.footsmart.com .
Topicals: Conveniently, foot and ankle pain lends itself to topical solutions because the painful structures are relatively superficial. An example of a topical worth trying is over the counter Aspercreme. An alternative topical anti-inflammatory available by prescription is PennsAid . And don’t forget that ice i...
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...
Generic Name: UNDECYLENIC ACID/ZINC UNDECYLENIC ACID -
TOPICAL Pronounced: (un-de-sil-EN-ik/zink un-de-sil-EN-ik) Athlete's Foot (Undecyl. Acid) Top Precautions
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Irritation or burning of the treated skin may occur. If
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