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Foot Conditions

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Foot Conditions

20 Foot Conditions

Athlete’s foot

Symptoms Include:
Rash  |  Itch  |  Pain  |  Redness

 

Athlete’s foot is a fungus-caused rash. It typically shows up between the toes. Itchy, red, scaly, dry, cracked, or blistering skin may be present. It’s usually not significant, but it should be addressed. This is done to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body or to other persons.

 

Related Conditions:
Fungal nail infection

Bunion

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Pain | Swelling | Redness

 

A bunion is a bone malformation at the base of the big toe’s joint. A bunion can affect anyone. Women are more likely to have them than men. If you have a bunion, consult your podiatrist or doctor because if you don’t address it, the symptoms can get worse.

 

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Cellulitis

Symptoms Include:
Redness | Pain | Swelling | Temperature

 

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin’s deeper layers and beneath the surface. If not treated promptly, it can be fatal. This page explains the signs and symptoms of cellulitis, as well as when to seek medical help.

 

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Staph infection

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)

Symptoms Include:
Poor coordination | Walking problems | Muscle weakness | Cold fingers and toes

 

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) a peripheral nerve disease is a collection of hereditary disorders that affect the peripheral nerves (they control your muscles and other things like the sense of touch). If you suspect you’re experiencing CMT symptoms, see a doctor.

Club foot

Symptoms Include:
Malformation | Difficulty walking

 

A congenital abnormality known as club foot (also known as talipes) can afflict one or both feet. Early treatment is usually effective in resolving the problem. If your child has a club foot, one or both of his or her feet will point down and inwards, with the sole facing backwards.

Corns and calluses

Symptoms Include:
Thickened skin | Pain

 

Corns and calluses are thickened hardened skin patches. When the skin is subjected to a lot of pressure or friction, they form. They’re most common on the feet, and they can be painful. If you have them on your feet, seek treatment from a podiatrist (chiropodist).

Diabetic foot ulcers

Symptoms Include:
Blisters | Calluses | Sores | Pain | Redness | Swelling

 

A diabetic foot ulcer is a slow-healing open wound or sore on the skin. Diabetic polyneuropathy patients frequently experience these symptoms. If you have numb feet, stepping on something sharp can easily cut your foot. An ulcer can also form if you acquire a blister as a result of ill-fitting shoes.

 

Related Conditions:
Diabetic neuropathy | Peripheral arterial disease

Diabetic Neuropathy

Symptoms Include:
Pain  |  Numbness  |  Tingling or burning feeling  |  Fatigue  |  Sensitivity to touch

 

Diabetes can cause diabetic neuropathy, which is a type of nerve injury. High blood sugar (glucose) levels can harm nerves all over the body. Nerves in the legs and feet are the most commonly affected by diabetic neuropathy.

 

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Flat feet

Symptoms Include:
Malformation | Pain

 

Flat feet, often known as ‘fallen arches,’ are defined as having low or no arches and pressing almost totally flat on the ground.

Foot drop

Symptoms Include:
Foot drop

 

Foot drop is a muscular weakness or paralysis that makes lifting your front foot and toes difficult. It’s usually diagnosed via a physical test that looks at how you walk and examines your leg muscles to see if you have foot drop.

Foot pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling

 

Foot discomfort is a frequent condition that can have a variety of causes. Many conditions that cause foot discomfort are usually self-managed. If you have severe or persistent pain in your feet, you should consult your doctor. Some of the most common reasons for foot discomfort are listed here.

Fungal nail infection

Symptoms Include:
Discolouration | Abnormal nails | Pain

 

Infections of the nails caused by fungi are very prevalent. They are normally not dangerous, but they can be bothersome and take a long time to heal. Fungal nail infections most commonly affect toenails, although they can also affect fingernails.

 

Related Conditions:
Athlete’s foot

Heel pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain

 

Most heel discomfort can be relieved at home. If your heel discomfort persists, you should consult a doctor.

Hereditary spastic paraplegia

Symptoms Include:
Muscle weakness | Stiffness | Reduced sensation | Need to pee

 

Hereditary spastic paraplegia refers to a range of rare genetic illnesses that produce leg muscle weakness and stiffness. Over time, the symptoms get more severe. Because hereditary spastic paraplegia is frequently misdiagnosed, it’s difficult to tell how many people have it.

Ingrown toenail

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Redness | Pus | Blood

 

When the sides of a toenail grow into the surrounding skin, it is called an ingrown toenail. The flesh gets red, puffy, and sensitive as the nail coils and pierces it.

Limp in a child

Symptoms Include:
Limp

 

A limping youngster is usually the result of a small injury, such as a sprain or splinter. However, if there’s no evident cause, consult your doctor because there could be a dangerous underlying medical disease.

Metatarsalgia

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Tingling | Walking problems

 

Pain in the ball of the foot is known as Metatarsalgia. The metatarsals are affected. The bones that link the ankle bones to the toes are known as talus. They’re a prevalent cause of discomfort. When you’re standing, walking, or sprinting, your weight is supported by your metatarsals.

 

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Foot pain

Morton’s neuroma

Symptoms Include:
Numbness | Pain | Walking problems

 

Morton’s neuroma is an inflamed or injured nerve in the foot. Treatments that you might attempt can often help to alleviate the symptoms.

Myositis (polymyositis and dermatomyositis)

Symptoms Include:
Muscle weakness | Muscle ache | Fatigue | Difficulty walking | Tiredness

 

Myositis is a muscle disease that affects a small number of people. Myositis is a term that refers to muscular inflammation. Muscle weakness, uncomfortable or aching muscles, tripping or stumbling, and excessive weariness after walking or standing are the most common symptoms. You should see your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Difficulty walking | Numbness | Muscle wasting

 

PAD (peripheral arterial disease) is a frequent ailment. It occurs when fatty deposits in the arteries impede blood flow to the leg muscles. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is another name for it. If you have reoccurring leg pain when exercising, visit your doctor.

 

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Blue skin and lips (cyanosis)

Peripheral neuropathy

Symptoms Include:
Numbness | Pain | Muscle weakness | Walking problems

 

When nerves in the body’s extremities such as the hands, feet, and arms are injured, peripheral neuropathy develops. The symptoms vary depending on which nerves are impacted. If you have early symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, you should see a doctor.

 

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Warts and verrucas

Symptoms Include:
Skin lesions | Pain

 

Warts are tiny lumps on the skin that grow as a result of a viral infection. Verrucas are warts that appear on the bottom of the feet. Most people will develop warts at some point in their lives. They normally go away on their own, although it may take months or even years for them to do so.
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