Articles on Bunions, Heel Pain, and Other Foot and Ankle Conditions

Information is key to treating your foot injury. In our library, we explain the common causes of many foot conditions, including bunions, broken toes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, and more. Search through our articles to find out more about your condition.

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  • Ulcerations, Open Sores of the Skin Ulcerations are a result of a break down of the skin. Ulcerations are classified based upon their depth and their cause. Common ulcerations are due to diabetes, ischemia (poor circulation), and venous stasis (varicose veins).
  • Sweaty Feet, Hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, can be localized to one area or it may be generalized. In the localized type, the most common sites are the palms and soles of the feet.
  • Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by round, reddish, dry scaling patches covered by grayish white or silvery white scales.
  • Pigmented Lesions, Pigmented Areas of Skin Pigmented lesions should always be inspected and observed. Most pigmented areas are nothing but freckles and moles. However a potentially deadly pigmented lesion that can occur on the foot
  • Osteomyelitis, Bone Infections Infection can be caused by a number of different agents. Athlete's foot is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus. Warts are caused by a viral infection of the skin.
  • Malignant Melanoma Pigmented lesions should always be inspected and observed. Most pigmented areas are nothing but freckles and moles. However a potentially deadly pigmented lesion
  • Kaposi‚Äôs Sarcoma Kaposi's Sarcoma lesions occur most commonly on the soles of the feet They are irregular in shape and have a purplish, reddish or bluish black appearance.
  • Heel Fissures, Heel Callus Fissuring or cracking of the skin of the heels can be a painful and annoying condition. The fissures can become deep enough to cause bleeding.
  • Gangrene Gangrene of the skin is associated with the loss of blood supply of a particular area. In some instances, it is caused by bacterial infection of an open sore or ulceration.
  • Dry Scaling Skin Dry scaling skin on the feet is most commonly due to chronic athlete's foot. This is caused by a fungal infection of the skin and is often associated with a fungal infection of the toenails.