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Flat & High Arched Feet
A Corn is a cone shaped area of dead skin which is often painful. It usually forms along the parts of the skin exposed to friction and pressure. Corns can often form on the top as well in between toes.
Calluses are hardened patches of skin which usually develop on areas of the feet which are exposed to pressure such as the heels and balls of the feet. Most calluses are not painful. Wearing shoes that don't fit properly are a frequent cause of calluses.
Flat feet occur when the arches of the feet flatten while standing. This results in the entire sole of the foot touching the floor. In some cases, this may cause pain and swelling in the arch of the foot as well as the heel.
Arthritis of the Foot
Arthritis can attack the toes of the feet resulting in pain and swelling. Other symptoms may include: Stiffness, popping noises, changes in appearance of the toes as well as general difficulties walking.
Foot fungus thrives in dark warm moist places such as inside shoes. To help prevent foot fungus, feet should be dried after they get wet, and shoes should be aired out daily. Foot fungus can be picked up by walking bare feet on common areas such as public pool decks and locker room floors.
In some cases, a portion or all of a toenail may need to be removed n order to treat certain conditions such as: advanced nail fungus, hematomas, ingrown nails and certain types of warts.