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Bunions

A bunion is a foot disorder that occurs when the big toe points toward the second toe. causing a bump to appear on the inside edge of the big toe. The bump may become painful as it grows. Extra bone and a fluid-filled sac may develop along the side of the toe. Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion. In some cases, surgery may be performed by a podiatrist to realign the toe and remove the bony bump Talk to a podiatrist if you have a bunion that continues to cause pain after self-care measures, it prevents you from doing your usual activities, or it shows signs of infection. More...

Diabetic Foot Care

People with diabetes need to take good care of their feet. High blood glucose levels from diabetes can lead to numbness in the feet and poor blood flow, which together can lead to serious foot problems. Diabetic foot care measures include examining and washing your feet in warm water every day, cutting your nails and wearing socks and shoes in a manner to avoid blisters. More...