Foot and Ankle Conditions | Foot and Ankle Wellness Centre
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    Achilles Tendonitis
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    The largest tendon in the human body is the Achilles tendon. Not only is it incredibly strong, but of all tendons in the body, it is the one that is ruptured most often. If you … Continued
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    A 3D illustration of the inner structure of a foot.
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    Ankle Sprains
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    The initial symptom of an ankle sprain is pain that comes and persists as a result of an injury, over-stretching, or twisting.
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    A woman sitting on a set of stairs with her shoe off.
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    Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care
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    How can you spot the signs of arthritis in the feet and ankles? Commonly, you will feel sensations of stiffness, pain, swelling, tenderness, and sometimes redness lasting for over two weeks. Several forms of arthritis … Continued
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    A person grabbing their flexed toes.
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    Athlete’s Foot
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    Athlete’s foot can be characterized as a fungal infection of the bottom of the foot or between the toes.
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    A photo of a foot with athlete's foot.
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    Bunions
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    A bunion is a deformity of the bone at the base and side of the big toe, where there is an enlargement of the metatarsopholangeal joint (say that three times fast). Bunions occur when the … Continued
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    Calluses & Corns
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    Calluses and corns are protective layers of dead skin cells that are compacted in certain areas. Commonly, they are a result of consistent friction from skin rubbing against irregularities or bony areas in footwear. The … Continued
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    A photo of callouses and corns.
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    Flat Foot
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    Flat feet are a common condition of the foot structure. In infants and toddlers, prior to walking, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. Most feet are flexible and an arch … Continued
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    A closeup photo of a person's flat feet.
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    Fungus Toenails
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    In the environment that we live in there are various types of fungi present everywhere. The dark, moist surroundings created by the shoes and socks we wear, make the feet and nails especially susceptible to … Continued
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    A closeup of feet with fungal toenails.
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    Hammertoes
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    A hammertoe is a flexible or rigid contraction usually affecting the second, third, fourth or fifth toe. The toe is bent at the middle joint of the toe, resembling a hammer.
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    Heel Spurs
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    A projection or growth of bone, called a heel spur can grow where the muscles of the foot attach to the bone. While some heel spurs are painless, others can be the cause of chronic … Continued
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    Ingrown Toenails
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    Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection. A common ailment, ingrown toenails can be painful. Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen, and tender. Left … Continued
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    Metatarsalgia
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    Metatarsalgia is foot pain in the ball of your foot, which is the area between your arch and your toes. With this condition one or more of the metatarsal joints become inflamed and become painful. … Continued
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    Neuromas
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    A neuroma is a benign enlargement of the nerve. A neuroma is not cancerous and is not a true tumour, but a reactive, degenerative process such as a scar. It most frequently involves the nerve … Continued
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    Peripheral Neuropathy
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    Peripheral Neuropathy is a disease that affects the nerves in the feet. Over time, it can prevent the nerves from working properly and even lead to permanent loss of nerve function. Due to this lack … Continued
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    Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
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    Sharp pain, aching or stiffness on the bottom of one or both heels is very common ailment. The pain is often at its worst upon wakening in the morning (or after sitting down for an … Continued
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    Plantar Warts
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    Warts are caused by a virus that generally enters the body through small nicks or abrasions on the skin. When they occur on the soles of the feet they are known as plantar warts. Due … Continued
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    Sports Injuries
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    Sports injuries are increasing in frequency as our society continues to make regular exercise part of there overall fitness plan.
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    Wounds
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    Wounds come in many varieties, including diabetic foot ulcers, severe infections, serious cuts, burns, and snake or spider bites.
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