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What sort of problem is athlete's foot?

What sort of problem is athlete's foot?

Fungus: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection characterized by burning or itching on the foot and between the toes. This can be treated simply with over the counter medications such as lotraimin. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can i solve my feet fetish problem?

How can i solve my feet fetish problem?

You Can't.: You , alone, can't. So don't kid yourself. You need professional assistance to guide you through the solution. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Foot Problems?

What are the symptoms of Foot Problems?

Abnormal feeling.: If it feels different and doesn't go away then, there may be a chronic problem or something that needs attention. A discomfort that comes and goes may also be an indicator of a problem with your foot. And of course there is the obvious: inability to walk, pain with walking, pain with any movement, abnormal appearance, swelling, redness, etc. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Foot Problems?

What are the risk factors for Foot Problems?

Foot risk: Diabetes and smoking are the two big ones. Diabetes can give you neuropathy, a condition in which one has decreased feeling in their feet so they are prone to sores or "ulcers." Smoking can cause decreased circulation to the feet which can lead to gangrene. A diabetic patient who smokes is one of the most at risk patients for foot complications leading to possible limb amputation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of circulation problems in feet?

What are symptoms of circulation problems in feet?

Poor circulation: Can be associated with cold feet. sometimes pain and / or tingling, color changes, loss of hair, shiny thin skin and nail changes. Your doctor can check for that through feeling pulses and more specific specialized testing. ...Read more

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Is dry ashy feet an indication of citculation problem?

Is dry ashy feet an indication of citculation problem?

Not necessarily: Various forms of dermatitis and skin infections as well as other conditions can cause this. Poor circulation can be a cause. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have cold feet. What could be the problem, what to do?

I have cold feet. What could be the problem, what to do?

Cold feet: This can be an indication of poor circulation . However , without a better history and an evaluation no treatment can be started or recommended . The first right thing to do is to see your podiatrist for that and development of a treatment plan . ...Read more

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What specialty should I go to if I am having foot problems?

What specialty should I go to if I am having foot problems?

Podiatrist: A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in treating all problems related to the foot and ankle from dermatological, orthopedic, trauma, and metabolic in any age group. Treatments range from palliation to biomechanical to complex reconstructive surgery. I like to say, "feet r us". ...Read more

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What will cause feet to swell? Never had any problems with it before!

Many: Swelling can be caused from things such as cardiovascular, arthritic, diet etc. A work up is in order such as blood work, doppler study. See your doc. ...Read more

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Why do my feet feel heavy? They feel heavier than usual. Is this a problem?

Why do my feet feel heavy? They feel heavier than usual. Is this a problem?

Examination: You need to be formally tested. There are muscle diseases that present with muscular weakness. Impossible to say over the internet if you're imagining this or it's the presentation of a disease. (our minds can play tricks on us - you never know). ...Read more

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I get transparent bubbles on feet. They don't pain. What is the problem with me.?

I get transparent bubbles on feet. They don't pain. What is the problem with me.?

Mmp: Matrix metalloproteinases are enzymes that destroy skin it is expressed in people with lymphedema, diabetics, on meds like coumadin, (warfarin) steroids etc. To control them use orally vitamin k2 (subtype of vit k) and zinc, selenium. Locally you want to protect the skin with wrapping them with calamine soaked gauze (unna boot strips) and webril with tubular stretch bandage so skin does not peel off. ...Read more

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How rare is a female with bilateral, resilient club feet? Also, she has no other health problems other than this.

How rare is a female with bilateral, resilient club feet? Also, she has no other health problems other than this.

See answer: Club foot is a common birth defect and involves both feet about 50% of the time. Though it may occur as a part of many other congenital syndromes, it commonly occurs as an isolated abnormality. Clubfoot is treated with manipulation by podiatrists, physiotherapists, orthopedic surgeons, specialist nurses, or orthotists: often by serial casting and then providing braces to hold the feet in a place. ...Read more

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I'm 45 and never had a problem with stinky feet until the last year or so and now they get tacky and stink bad. What could cause this?

I'm 45 and never had a problem with stinky feet until the last year or so and now they get tacky and stink bad. What could cause this?

Need more informatio: A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you should ventilate: air out your feet. Baking soda in the shoes usually helps. Benzoyl peroxide on the skin usually helps. Fresh sox and shoes may help. Anti-perspirant and deodorant can be tried. ...Read more

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Similar problem. I can not keep my feet flat on the floor for very long without discomfort. I end up positioning them as many ways as humanly possible?

Similar problem. I can not keep my feet flat on the floor for very long without discomfort. I end up positioning them as many ways as humanly possible?

Many possibilities: This could be plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, nerve pathology, or good old arthritis! These are the more common problems that cause pain while standing. The best thing for you would be to have a foot specialist examine your feet and give you a proper diagnosis. In the meantime, supportive shoes. Also, try to find a good sturdy arch support to put in the shoes. ...Read more