Leg and Foot

  1. Are Feet at Fault for Back, Hip, and Knee Woes?

    If you are having problems with back pain, shin splints, knees or hips, look to your feet. Although these ailments might seem totally unrelated to one another, they can sometimes be linked to problems that start with your feet and how they're built, foot experts say.

  2. Bone Spurs Are a Thorny Problem

    Scientists believe bone spurs occur because of osteoarthritis or when the body tries to heal itself after a trauma by replacing bone.

  3. Essential Foot Care

    Years of wear and tear can be hard on your feet, as can shoes that don’t fit properly. Injuries and disorders of the feet can affect your mobility.

  4. Foot Care for Walkers

    Wearing the appropriate type of shoe is the most important part of foot care for walkers.

  5. Foot Pain and Problems

    Foot pain is often caused by improper foot function. Improperly fitted shoes can worsen and, in some cases, cause foot problems.

  6. Fractures

    A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. When a fracture occurs, it is classified as either open or closed.

  7. Help for Heel Pain

    Heel pain has many possible causes. Learning about the symptoms can help you take care of your heels and prevent problems.

  8. Stress Fractures in Young Athletes

    Stress fractures occur when muscles are too tired to take on the impact of exercise, and the bones absorb the added stress. When those bones become too strained, they develop a tiny break known as a stress fracture.

  9. Stretches for Your Lower Legs

    Stretching can keep your lower legs limber and your joints pain free.

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