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Ingrown Toenails

What Is an Ingrown Toenail? When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown nail causes a break in

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Short Toe or Brachymetatarsia

Ever wonder if you were the only one with a short toe on one or both of your feet? Well, you are not alone. Short toes can be caused by many things: prior surgery, injury, a congenitally short toe bone or a short bone behind the toe (called a metatarsal). Regardless of the cause there

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Steps to Overcoming Your Heel Pain

Are your heels hurting? The statistics say there is a good chance. According to a recent survey from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), heel pain is the foot ailment that affects Americans most-16 percent of the population regularly experiences it. When you pound your feet on hard surfaces while playing sports, or wear shoes

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