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Fat Pad Heel Injury

Fat Pad Heel Injury: Discussion, symptoms and treatment. One of the main roles of the heel fat pad is to smooth the effects of loading the body weight onto the foot. Just like the crumple zone in a modern car, the longer the collision takes, the less the forces are.  This is true of a car taking a longer time to 'crumple' to a stop against a solid object, and for your body weight to stop its trav...
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Tinea of the Foot

What is Tinea Pedis?Tinea is a contagious fungal infection of the skin. Tinea pedis refers to the fungal infection being present on the feet. This fungus can affect other areas of the body such as the groin, scalp and underneath the breasts. As with all fungi, tinea needs warm, moist areas to live. This explains why the fungus commonly affects the hot, dark, clammy areas of the body.How is Ti...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the foot: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects mostly the smaller joints in the body – so especially the hands and feet. The term autoimmune disease means that your body attacks some of its own tissue as if it were a foreign invader.  It is thought to have some genetic factors and some environmental factors, particularly ...
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