THURSDAY, Oct. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The number of people experiencing numbness, pins and needles, and burning pain in their feet and toes seems to be on the rise, new research suggests, and some of these folks may be at increased risk for heart trouble. Exactly why there hasContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you have fallen arches, you know just how debilitating they can be. Now, doctors have some new guidance on which patients with this condition — also called flat feet — would benefit most from surgery. “Roughly half of patients will need surgery,”Continue Reading

SATURDAY, Aug. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Achilles tendon injuries have skyrocketed in the United States this year, researchers report. Physicians at Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan diagnosed more Achilles ruptures during June 2021 than in all of 2020. Injuries to the body’s strongest, thickest tendon account for about 30% ofContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A treatment commonly used to tackle an often painful Achilles tendon condition doesn’t actually work, British researchers warn. At issue is “Achilles tendinopathy,” a degenerative wear-and-tear disease that affects the critical tissue linking calf muscles to the heel. Patients have sought pain reliefContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Suffering for fashion is nothing new. Researchers in the United Kingdom have unearthed new evidence that stylish pointed shoes caused a “plague” of bunions in the late medieval period. Investigators from the University of Cambridge analyzed 177 skeletons from cemeteries in and aroundContinue Reading

(HealthDay News) — Closed-toe shoes and sweaty feet are a recipe for foot odor and infection. Your feet start to smell when the bacteria on your skin and in your shoes consume your sweat, says Cleveland Clinic. To avoid stinky feet, Cleveland Clinic suggests: Soak your feet in a mixtureContinue Reading

(HealthDay News) — The most common causes of cold feet are poor circulation or nerve sensation issues, says Harvard Medical School. Raynaud’s syndrome and atherosclerosis also are potential causes. If you feel like your feet are frequently cold, it’s best to note when this symptom occurs. This will allow yourContinue Reading