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Happy Healthy Feet

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/plantar-fasciitis/basics/treatment/con-20025664 1

OverviewPlantar FasciitisBunionsCorns and CallousesAthletes FootNail InfectionsDiabetic UlcersIngrown Toenails

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Plantar Fasciitis

Pain and inflammation of the thick band of tissue which runs along the bottom of your foot connecting your heel bone to your toes.Causes: Improper FootwearPoor arch supportPoor cushioningHigh Impact ExerciseTraumatic InjuryObesityExcessive Standing


Prevention and TreatmentProper FootwearStretches/ExercisesSurface ConsiderationsOrthoticsNight Splints/SocksIce (frozen water bottle)Foot RollerPhysical TherapyMedicationShots and Surgery

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

BunionsAn abnormal positioning of the big toe and 1st foot bone which causes pain, swelling, redness and deformationCauses:Improperly fitting footwearNarrow Fitting FootwearInherited foot typeFoot Injuries



Bunions Progression Over Time

Prevention and TreatmentProper FootwearTaping/SplintingOrthotics/PaddingIceMedicationSurgery


Corns and CallousesThick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure.Causes:Walking BarefootDry EnvironmentsImproperly Fitting ShoesLack of PaddingExcessive Walking


Prevention and TreatmentProper Fitting FootwearReplace Old/Worn FootwearPedicuresOrthotics/PaddingTopical MoisturizerShaving/DebridementSurgery

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Athletes FootAthlete's Foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the feet caused by the same type of fungus that causes ringworm and jock itch.Causes:Contact with Contaminated SurfaceContributing Factors:Wet FeetSweaty FeetDirty Socks


Prevention and TreatmentProtect Feet in Locker Rooms and Showers Keep Feet DryAlternate ShoesWear Clean SocksChange Socks FrequentlyDont Share ShoesAntifungalCreamsSpraysPowdersOral Anti-Fungal Medication


Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infections are caused by the same fungus that causes Athlete's Foot. Causes:Contact with Contaminated Surface Contributing Factors:Wet FeetSweaty FeetDirty Socks


Prevention and TreatmentProtect Feet in Locker Rooms and ShowersWash Feet RegularlyKeep Feet DryChange Socks OftenDiscard Old ShoesMedicated Nail PolishAntifungalCreamsSpraysPowdersOral Medication (6-12 wks.)Nail RemovalLaser and Light Therapies

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Minor blisters and other open wounds that progress to serious open wound in diabetic individuals.Causes:Poor Management of DiabetesWalking BarefootBlistersCuts and Abrasions

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Prevention and TreatmentControl Blood SugarAvoid Walking Barefoot Dry Feet WellClean Socks and FootwearKeep Feet From CrackingAvoid Tight Shoes and SocksSeek Medical Attention for All Open Foot SoresSugical DebridementWound CareAntibiotics

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Ingrown Toenails

Toenail which grow into the flesh causing pain, swelling and sometimes infectionCauses:Inherited Nail TypesCutting Nails Too Short or CurvedCrowding Toes in Shoes


Prevention and TreatmentTrim Toes Straight AcrossCheck Feet RegularlySensible FootwearPain MedicationAntibiotic CreamLifting NailPartial or Full Removal of Nail

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General Foot Care In Cases You Missed it Avoid Walking Barefoot Protect Feet in Locker Rooms and ShowersKeep Feet Clean and DryWear Clean Socks and FootwearUse Lotion as NeededAvoid Tight Shoes and SocksProper Fitting FootwearReplace Old/Worn FootwearDont Share Foot Wear or SocksProper Hygiene - Pedicures

Pedicures not just a female thing. Common for athletes (NFL players) to get pedicures to keep their feet in great shape. Common for men to get pedicures along with their wife/girlfriend. Process.Warm soak, scrub, exfoliate, nails and cuticles trimmed, callouses shaved and filed, lotion, applied, hot towel wrap, foot and leg massage, dry. Give it a try19

Take home message.. You only have 2 feetYou need themThese condition can progress to the point where they effect quality of life and can be disabling20