A Neuroma is a benign tumor that cultivates from the fibrous outer layers of a nerve, particularly in the foot.
Geriatric Foot Care is not something to consider at an older age, it should be thought of as mandatory.
Heel fractures cause the heel bone to break and may become stress fractures, which occur from repetitive pressures, such as when participating in sports.
Metatarsalgia causes pain in the front of the feet, which is in the area the metatarsal bones are located and is felt in the ball of the foot as well.
Ankle fractures are a very painful injury whereby the ankle bone sustains a partial or full break. This condition can be caused by sudden accidents or blunt force trauma to the ankle.
Achilles tendon injuries are known to be caused by intense activities, but not many know that antibiotics are also a cause for concern. In fact, the FDA has warned that a certain class of antibiotics, fluoroquinolones, could cause problems with the Achilles tendon and can be a problem for runners.
When an elderly individual sustains such an injury, it can prove disastrous due to longer than usual recovery times and loss of mobility.
For soccer players, ingrown toenails can occur when cleats that are too narrow are worn and frequent pressure is applied to the toenail from hitting the inside of the cleats.
Preserving and extending optimal foot health for seniors involves having another individual check the feet of an elderly person if they cannot do so themselves.
Neuromas in the feet generally produce a scorching sensation or numbness in the front of the foot near the toes and runners are highly susceptible to this condition.