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Title: Common Foot Problems That You Shouldn’t Ignore

Common Foot Problems That You Shouldnt Ignore
Take 5 minutes out from your busy schedule and
read these 7 common foot problems that you might
be experiencing
Fungal Nail Infection
This infection occurs when tiny fungi enter your
nail through a crack and makes the nails thick,
discolored and brittle. Since fungus thrives in
warm, wet places, it can spread to people who
swim or have sweaty feet. Antifungal pills or
surgery to remove the nail can clear up severe
Corns and Calluses
These thick, hard, dead areas of skin are caused
by friction or pressure. Corns are cone-shaped
and point into the skin and usually form on
pressure points from ill-fitted shoes or a bone
spur. Calluses spread out more and appear when
something rubs on the skin. Moleskin pads and
patches with medication can remove corns and
calluses respectively.
This causes sudden pain, redness, swelling and
stiffness as it is a form of arthritis. It can
flare in the foot, ankle, knees or the big toe.
Attacks can last days or even weeks. It can be
treated with drugs that fight inflammation or
medication that lowers uric acid.
Plantar warts
These growths form on the soles of the feet and
you get them when a virus enters your body
through broken skin. They spread through direct
contact with skin or with surfaces in places like
public pools and showers. Even though they are
harmless, they can sometimes be too painful. They
can be removed by burning, freezing, laser
therapy and surgery in severe cases.
Athletes Foot
It is a type of fungal infection and can cause
peeling, redness, itching, burning, blisters or
sores. It can be contagious and spread by direct
contact or walking barefoot. The fungi also grow
in shoes, especially tight ones. Fungus-fighting
lotions or pills can be used for treatment.
They are caused when toe muscles around the
joints get out of balance. It makes the 2nd, 3rd
or 4th toes bend downward at the middle joint.
This condition sometimes runs in the family.
Well-fitted shoes with correct amount of space,
shoe supports and surgery can give one relief.
Ingrown Toenail
This problem causes pain, redness, infection and
swelling. You can get them from cutting your
nails too short, injuring a toenail and wearing
tight shoes. In mild cases, you can seek relief
by soaking your feet in warm water and keeping it
clean and wedging a small piece of cotton under
the corner of the ingrown nail to lift it off the
skin. Minor surgery is recommended for severe
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