Have you ever gottan tired after walking a few blocks or a short distance? Have you also felt that one leg is very painful with swelling and redness? These could be a sing of multiple problems such as gout or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A DVT is a very painful and potetially life threatening illness.
There are many risk factors that can lead to a DVT, the following are from foothealthfacts.org
Heel pain is a very common problem that podiatrists deal with on a daily basis. There are many different causes of heel pain, and in order to truly understand the source it is always a good idea to see your physician and get a full examination and possibly X-rays. If you are experiencing pain in the back of the heel, it is very possible that you have what's called Haglund's deformity. Sometimes a "bump" appears in the back of your heel and is irritated by a tight Achilles tendon.
There are many causes of a Haglund's deformity. It can be caused by genetics, or sometimes people with excessivley flat feet can have it as well. Symptoms include a lot of pain where your shoe is rubbing on the back of the heel and inflammation of the skin. Conservative treatment may include orhtotics, stretching and proper footwear. However, if the symptoms are serious enough, surgery may be necessary to get rid of the pain.
Painful bunions can affect your quality of life and can be unsightly. Many women and some men deal with them nearly everyday. In every foot there are muscle to keep you balance as you go about your daily activities. Sometimes if there is a muscular imbalance, such as in flat feet, it can lead to bunions and hammertoes.
Although the best way to get rid of them is surgery. There are certain conservative exercises that can alleviate the pain slightly. (source: prevention.com)
People always ask why their feet look different as they age. A lot of patients express dismay or shock when they see their cracked heels and blame their age. What most people do not know, is that feet age just like the rest of our bodies. The sweat glands in your feet are less active as you age, causing cracks, dryness and pain.
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