Articles about orthopedics


How Corns and Calluses Are Treated

Last updated: 11/21/2019

Corns and calluses are areas of thick, hardened, accumulated dead skin cells that are caused by repeated rubbing, friction, or pressure. They can form anywhere on the body...

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How to Cope With Dry Skin and Cracks on Your Feet

Last updated: 11/21/2019

Do you have dry, cracked skin on your feet? If so, you are not alone, as this is a common foot problem.1 Sometimes dry skin occurs on multiple areas of the body,...

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An Overview of Plantar Warts

Last updated: 11/20/2019

Plantar warts are those that develop on the bottom of the foot (known as the plantar surface). Caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), these abnormal but benign growths of...

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Photos of Plantar Warts on Feet

Last updated: 11/16/2019

Knowing what plantar warts look like can help you figure out what to do next for a painful spot on the bottom of your foot. It could be the common foot wart, also called plantar...

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Self-Care Tips to Soothe Aching Feet at Home

Last updated: 11/15/2019

You're not alone if your feet ache after a long day at work or play. It happens to most people when you overdo it, but there are factors that can make you more prone to getting...

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Identifying the Midfoot Region of Your Foot

Last updated: 11/15/2019

The midfoot is one of three regions of the human foot. Its name is somewhat self-explanatory, referring to the area in the middle of the foot. It encompasses the arch of the...

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5 Common Foot Problems and How to Get Relief

Last updated: 11/14/2019

Most Americans walk a staggering 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they hit 50 years old. Yet most of us don't pay much attention to our feet—that is until they start...

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Ingrown Nail Causes and Treatments

Last updated: 11/13/2019

Overview An ingrown toenail is when the skin on one or both sides of the nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when a nail grows into the skin. This creates irritation...

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Common Pediatric Foot Problems

Last updated: 11/12/2019

Children are affected by many of the same foot conditions that adults are, including plantar warts, flat feet, heel pain, and ingrown toenails. Some of these conditions take...

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The Best Calcium Supplements to Buy and to Avoid

Last updated: 11/11/2019

Calcium supplements are available throughout the United States and Canada in different forms. There are four types of calcium supplements available for purchase. The most...

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