There are several foot and ankle problems that we can encounter in our lifetime. These problems include:
These include ingrown toenails and fungal infections. Ingrown toenails are caused by improper grooming of toenails resulting to improper nail growth. Fungal infections are caused by parasitic fungi that house themselves on a patient's skin. Common fungal infections include ringworms and eczema.
Heel pain has many causes. Heel pain is generally the result of faulty bio-mechanics that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear or being overweight.