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Foot and Ankle Problems
 

Most people get foot or ankle pain at some point, often due to sprains, ingrown toenails, prolonged standing, pregnancy, corns, fractures, diabetes, bunions, arthritis, or other conditions.

One major cause of foot and ankle trouble is poorly designed and poorly fitting shoes - many women wear shoes that are too small. I have provided the materials in this feature to help you understand your health condition. They explain anatomy and physiology, give descriptive overviews of the disease, and include a glossary of the medical terms you will come across.

Articles of General Interest

Foot Pain
From: Well-Connected
A close look at pretty much everything that can cause foot pain.

Etiology: Causes and Origins of Disease

Ankle Sprain/Instability
From: Medical Multimedia Group
An illustrated guide to the diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprains and instability.

Achilles Tendon Problems
From: Medical Multimedia Group
A wonderfully-illustrated article detailing the many types of Achilles tendon injuries, their causes and treatments.

Self-Care

This section covers a variety of things you can do for yourself to increase your health, speed your recovery, ease pain, or aid rehabilitation. Included are materials on lifestyle and behavior changes, diet, exercise, body-mind approaches, and similar self-care measures. We selected these materials because they are accepted by both traditional and alternative medical establishments and have proven helpful to many people. These approaches can be adopted or modified to whatever extent you feel comfortable.

Articles of General Interest

Foot Care
From: Administration on Aging
A general overview of many common foot problems.



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