Why Do Your Feet Hurt?
Verruca or Plantar Wart
A wart on the bottom of your foot is a common condition known as a verruca. This is similar to athlete's foot,in that it is transmitted in moist environments like locker rooms and swimming pools. Verrucas can be painful, especially when walking. They can also be difficult to treat.
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- Itching, burning, and stinging feet, quite often between the toes, can be a sign of this unpleasant fungal infection.
- Foot blisters, dry, cracked and split skin and crumbly toe nails can also be symptoms.
Corns and Callus
Round circles of thickened skin on the soles of your feet or on the toes, could be a sign of corns. Often, they are our foot's way of protecting a vulnerable area. While they are not harmful, they can be very painful if left untreated. They can be caused by ill-fitting shoes, bunions, hammer toes or Morton's toe.
A callus is when hard layers of skin build up - usually on the soles of the feet and around the ball and heel areas. Although not as painful as corns, they can still cause discomfort.
Soak the corn or callus in warm water for about five to ten minutes or until the skin softens. File the corn or callus with a pumice stone. First dip the pumice stone in warm water, and then use the stone to gently file the corn or callus. Use circular or sideways motions to remove dead skin. Be careful not to take off too much skin
An infection of nail fungus occurs when fungi (micorscopic organisms) infect one or more of your fingernails or toenails. This may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail and then as the fungus spreads more deeply, lead to a yellow, brown or dark discoloration, thickening of the nails and even the development of crumbling edges. Sometimes the nail can be completely destroyed.
Fungal infections of the nail affect up to 3% of the population with men more often affected than women and usually later in life, after the age of 40. A nail fungus infection is more common in toenails than fingernails. Visit your medical professional for an accurate diagnosis.
Always dry feet and hands after washing, bathing or exercise. Be aware of the type of footwear you select. Shoes that cannot breathe and are damp or wet will encourage fungus to start or spread. Be careful of damp areas such as public gyms, shower stalls or swimming pools as toe nail fungus can be spread easily.
H-Nail Fungus Formula works by reducing the fungus in the nail bed. The product is concentrated with a deep penetrating anti-fungal action.
These conditions of the feet can each cause discomfort and even problems with walking and mobility if left untreated.
Time to ensure your feet are both Healthy and Happy!
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