Gout

Gout is a complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone with unexpected suddenness. It is characterized by abrupt sharp attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in the joint located at the base of the big toe. It surprises people in the middle...

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Bunions

What is it? Bunions are bumps that are formed on the foot at base of the big toe. The happens when the big toe pushes against the toe beside it, forcing the big toe’s joint to grow and stick out. The skin covering the bunion may become red and...

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Stress Fractures

What is it/what happens to cause this issue? Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone that are caused by repetitive pressure. This is often caused by overuse like repeatedly running long distances, or jumping up and down. Stress fractures can...

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Plantar Fasciitis

What is it/what happens to cause this issue? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is made up of a flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes to support the arch of your foot. If your...

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Hammer Toes

What is it/what happens to cause this issue? Hammertoes happen when there is a muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint that causes the joint in the middle of the toe to bend and become stuck in this position. The most common symptom is...

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Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is commonly caused by an overuse of the Achilles tendon, a vital band of tissue that connects the calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. It commonly happens in runners who suddenly increase the intensity...

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