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When Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Ankle

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive disease that causes the body’s immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. RA can break down cartilage between bones in the ankle. Without healthy cartilage between ankle bones, bones rub together and cause friction...
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Your Ankle Pain May Be Caused by a Ganglion Cyst

A ganglion cyst is a benign, fluid-filled mass that develops near a joint capsule or the thin layer of tissue surrounding a tendon. When ganglion cysts develop in the feet, they can occur in the ankle or top of the...
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Are You Suffering From Ingrown Toenails?

If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can lead to more serious concerns, such as an...
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What You Should Know if You Have Heel Pain

If you have heel pain, you may have come across the medical term plantar fascia. This is a strong, fairly inflexible connective tissue on the bottom of the foot...
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HPV and Plantar Warts

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for many kinds of conditions from simple warts to cancer. In plantar warts, the virus invades the sole of the feet by entering the body through tiny cracks or cuts in the skin...
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Ways to Reduce Arch Pain When Running

Runners can experience pain in the arch of the foot that may be caused by a variety of factors. Some structural causes include high arches, flat feet, and arthritis. Examples of outside factors include the type of running shoes...
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MLS Laser Therapy May Help Lessen Attacks of Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s disease (also known as Raynaud's phenomenon) is a vascular condition where small blood vessels in the extremities constrict suddenly (vasospasm) in response to cold temperatures or stress. This can cause the toes to suddenly feel icy, numb or painful, and possibly...
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Toeing the Line on Toe Pain

The toes are instrumental in everyday movements like walking and running—not to mention athletic activities. Toes are therefore more susceptible to injury, which can result in pain. Toe pain can also be caused by a variety of factors including dysfunction...
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Wounds That Don’t Heal Need to Be Checked

Your feet are covered most of the day. If you're diabetic, periodic screening is important...
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How the Feet Can Reveal Issues Throughout the Body

There are a variety of health issues that can occur throughout the body that podiatrists are often the first to discover. This is because foot related issues can be an indicator of a more severe issue. For example, if...
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