The word arthritis actually means joint inflammation. The term arthritis is used to describe more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissue. The pattern, severity and location of symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, rheumatic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Calluses are commonly a more spread out area of thickened skin, and often occur on the balls of the feet.
A neuroma is a benign growth that occurs when the nerves in the foot are pinched and inflamed. A neuroma can cause, pain, burning, tingling or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. Ill fitting shoes, abnormal bone structure, foot injuries can cause a neuroma. Women are more susceptible due to wearing high heel shoes. At your first visit, a small section of your nail will clipped and will be examined for fungus. Once the fungus infection has been confirmed, Dr. Kelly will suggest an appropriate treatment according to your health history.
Bunions are boney prominences that can form on the top and side of the great toe bone (first metatarsal bone) and can cause shoe issues because they will cause the foot to widen making it a nightmare to find the right closed shoe to wear. Bunions develop because of abnormal pronation, which is the collapsing of the arch over a prolonged period of time. The muscles in the arch will eventually weaken and fatigue allowing the great toe to drift towards the second toe forming the bump on the great toe. No one wakes up in the morning and discovers that they have just developed a bunion!
Foot pain is very common and an estimated 75% of people will suffer from some type of foot pain at some point in their life. The foot is a complex structure made of 26 bones, 33 joints and layered with an intertwining web of more than 120 muscles, ligaments and nerves. With each step we take, a force of 2-3 our body weight is placed on our feet and during a typical day, people take 8,000 – 10,000 steps. Therefore it comes as no surprise that at some time in our lives we will suffer some type of foot complaint.
Fashionable women wearing high heel stiletto is quite a common sight now-a-days. While there is nothing wrong in flaunting your designer pairs, you need to be aware of their harmful effects too. It is indeed flabbergasting to know that mostly women compromise with comfort and health factor in order to pick up trendy footwear. The end result is certain foot conditions which can be irritating and painful too. Callus is one such foot problem which if not treated in time can turn out to be sore and severe. Before knowing the remedy, it is important to know what exactly is callus and what causes callus formation.