Our bodies have many parts, and unfortunately they are all fairly fragile, and can suffer various illnesses and diseases. That’s why there’s so many medical professionals out there, and many of them focus on one particular body part, in order to fully understand how it works and the types of illnesses that can affect it. Millions of people suffer from feet problems, and it can be surprising the number of different issues that can appear just on our two feet. Here’s some information about the types of issues you can find in a typical person.
One problem is called the Plantar Fasciitis, which is really an area around the heel. There, if you stress the muscles of your foot, the plantar fascia ligaments can tear and this can result in inflammation, along with pain and difficulty standing up or walking around. This typically happen in people who practice sports and have more chances of getting such an injury. Another common foot problem is the bunion, which is an enlargement of the big toe. This enlargement is made up of fluid under the skin and can be painful, along with preventing proper walking. This can be caused by badly fitting shoes, having flat feet, and various other causes. The neuroma nerve can also cause feet problems, by enlarging itself and getting irritated. This nerve is located on the ball of your foot and can cause a lot of pain. The cause to this is unknown.
Callouses are skin parts that become thick and rugged, usually itching and sometimes painful. These are typically caused by rubbing your foot too much, and irritation can play a big part to this problem. Toenail fungus is a fungal infection that occurs near or under your toenail, and can actually spread from one toe to the next. This may cause your nails to become thick and darken. This can be difficult to treat but there are some medicines that can help out. Ingrown toenail is a common foot problem where the nail itself curves and goes under the skin, and keeps growing there. This can cause swelling and redness of the skin. Plantar wards are harden parts of the skin, usually on the bottom of the foot, but they are caused by a virus. They can be hard to diagnose, but can typically be cured with medications. Finally, an athlete’s foot is a common problem caused by fungus where the bottom of your feet become red, starts swelling, and can become itchy.
As you can see, there’s a lot of different feet problems out there. It’s important not to become overly panicked at the large quantities of problems that can affect such a small part of your body, but when something does happen, then it’s best to see a medical professional so they can determine which issue is affecting your own situation.