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Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, and jump.

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Athlete’s Foot

More than half the population will at one time or another develop athlete’s foot, a fungal infection on the skin of the feet. It causes itching, burning or scaling of the skin, especially between the toes or on the soles and can be malodorous.

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Corns & Callus

When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker to withstand the pressure. When this pressure becomes excessive, some areas of skin thicken in the form of corns and callus.

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Foot Ulceration

An ulcer is defined as a breakdown in the skin that may extend to involve the subcutaneous tissue or even to the level of muscle or bone. These lesions are commonly associated with various medical conditions including diabetes, peripheral vascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Heel Fissures

Cracked heels are a common foot problem that is often referred to as heel fissures. They are commonly caused by dry skin, it made more complicated if the skin around the heel is calloused (thickened skin).

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Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail (known as onychocryptosis) can be caused by various factors such as trauma, incorrect footwear, infection, poor nail cutting technique and can even be hereditary.

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This is a general term used to denote a painful foot condition in the ball of the foot. This is a common foot disorder that can affect the bones and joints at the ball-of-the-foot.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions relating to the foot. It is when the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and irritated at the points of insertion, making it difficult to walk.

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Is a skin lesion cause by the human papillomavirus, which infects the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). The virus is transmitted by contact and although most verrucas do typically go away on their own.

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