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Bunions - This foot deformity indicates that the toe has started to point inward. It is a painful lump that occurs on the side of the foot, normally due to a genetic weakness of the structure of the foot, but can also become worse by wearing shoes that are not appropriate and Liver Lean comfortable for the feet. A podiatrist will recommend the proper course of action, depending on the severity of the bunion. Some can be cured by wearing the right shoes, shoe pads, orthotic apparatus, and sometimes surgery. Achilles Tendinitis - This is basically inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which is the tendon that runs from the base of the heel to the calf muscles. Athletes and runners often suffer from this painful ankle disorder. A podiatrist may recommend resting the foot and ankle, anti-inflammatory treatments, and stretching the tendon.
Hammertoes - This disorder is caused when the middle joints of the toes contract, which makes them curl under and rub against the ends of the shoes. Hammertoes can lead to painful calluses and corns on the feet, as well. A podiatrist will tell patients who exhibit hammertoes that they should start a course of action quickly to correct the disorder, often with a splint on the affected toes, because the toes could become rigid if it persists for too long without trying to correct it. Nail and Skin Infections - Some of the skin infections that podiatrists treat are plantar warts, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, and athlete's foot. Normally, there are medications that can be used to remedy these foot issues that are either prescribed to the patient or bought over the counter. The American Podiatric Medical Association reports that there are over 17,800 podiatrists that practice in the United States.
According to the APMA, foot disorders are some of the most common issues that people deal with, because people tend to neglect their feet, rather than taking care of them properly. If you are experiencing any foot issues consider seeking medical advice from a podiatrist to cure the problem early, before it progresses to the point where you may need surgery. It's already March of 2014 and some of you may have already abandoned your New Years resolutions, and that's OK. But we're here to let you know that there are still things you can do to ensure that you have a healthy and happy rest of 2014.