Plantar warts

Plantar warts are common warts that affect the bottom of the feet. Most people will have one at some point in their lives. Plantar warts, officially named verrucae warts, are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus attacks the skin on the bottom of the feet.

HPV thrives in warm, moist places, such as locker room floors and around swimming pools. Those little puddles on the surface of pool tiles are a breeding ground for HPV. The virus is transmitted by direct contact and may be picked up more easily if you have an opening or crack in your skin.

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Verrugas Plantares

Las verrugas plantares son verrugas comunes que afectan la parte inferior de los pies. La mayoría de las personas tendrá una en algún momento de sus vidas. Las verrugas plantares son causadas por el virus del papiloma humano (VPH). El virus ataca la piel en la planta de los pies.

VPH prospera en lugares cálidos y húmedos, como en el suelo de los vestidores y alrededor de las piscinas. Esos pequeños charcos en la superficie de los azulejos de la piscina son un area de reproduccion para el VPH. El virus se transmite por contacto directo y se puede recoger más fácilmente si tiene una apertura o una grieta en la piel.

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What is calcaneal bursitis?

Calcaneal Bursitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the posterior area of the heel. There are a superficial and a deep retrocalcaneal bursa; these are on the back of the heel and the Achilles’ tendon. These are sacks of fluid with the function of facilitating the sliding between the tendons and the bony structures reducing the suffering due to excessive friction of both structures.

Schedule an appointment right now if you suffer from this disease, it is important that a Podiatrist sees you.

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Pediatric flat feet

Flat feet occur because the tissues that support the joints in the foot weaken.

As the children grow, the tissues tense up and form the plantar arch, more or less at two or three years of age. Aging, overuse, injury or disease can cause tendon damage and cause a flat foot to develop.

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Problemas del talón

Do you suffer from ankle pain?

It is often due to a sprain, but it can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendinitis, fracture, compression of a nerve, infection, tumor and structural malalignment of the leg or foot.

The initial treatment may consist of resting, putting on ice, raising and immobilizing the leg, including anti-inflammatory drugs or physiotherapy and, in severe cases, surgical procedures.

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Bunion surgery recuperation

Recovery of surgery of Bunion (Bunion)

Recovery after bunion surgery takes about 3 to 6 weeks, complete recovery from surgery can take an average of 4 – 6 months. During the first 2 weeks after surgery, you will wear a surgical boot to protect your foot. Keep the bandage clean and dry.
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You should not put weight on your finger at first, and you will need a cane for help. Stay off your feet as much as you can, and ice your feet and feet to speed healing and reduce swelling.

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Your foot will remain swollen for several months after the operation. Wear shoes with enough space to minimize your pain. Women should try to avoid using high heels for at least 4 months after bunion removal. Your doctor may send you to physical therapy, where you will learn exercises that can strengthen your foot and leg.

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When men used high heels?

When was the last time you saw a man in high heels? For many of you reading this, it was probably at the KISS concert.

When it was fashionable?

In centuries past, and the appearance of wealth and overweight was considered a sign of wealth and abundance during the Renaissance, high heels were representative of wealth and holiness –

  • Wealth because you were able to pay for the shoes that would keep you on the streets covered with waste
  • Holiness because “the higher the heel, the closer to God”.

The Persian cavalry was wearing high heels. Reason had everything to do with war. When the soldier got up from the stirrups, the heel helped him secure his posture so that he could shoot his bow and arrow more effectively.

When did it go out of style?

During the first years of 1700 – a time characterized by high fashion and red heels. This fashion was actually brought about by the Age of Enlightenment, which saw men’s shoes less and less elevated.

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What’s a Bunionettes?

Similar to bunions, bunionettes are a prominence of the fifth toe at the outer border of the foot. 

Treatment is very similar to that of a bunion, which begins with first wearing wider shoes until symptoms are no longer tolerable. 

Surgery rarely allows for simple shaving off of the bump because, again, this is an angular deformity of two bones, and the bones have to be straightened to correct the angle.

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Heel pain

Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)


Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It occurs when the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes becomes inflamed or injured.

This can be caused by general overuse, but tight calf muscles also can contribute. These muscles act like shock absorbers when you walk, and when they become tight and inflexible, your body compensates and places more stress on your feet.

Fix it: Rest, ice, and over-the-counter painkillers reduce soreness and inflammation. After that, calf exercises can improve calf strength and flexibility. Stand near a wall or chair for support with your feet shoulder-width apart. Then rise on your toes to a point of resistance and hold for five to 10 seconds. Lower, and repeat five to 10 times.