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The Foot and Ankle Center
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Ever wonder why your feet are so ticklish? It’s because there are 8,000 nerves in the feet. While ticklish feet are usually a good indication of health, non-ticklish feet can indicate problems with nerve receptors caused by illnesses such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, a vitamin deficiency or thyroid problems.
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Leg and foot problems are common ailments during pregnancy, particularly during the last trimester. http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-body/aches-pains/pregnancy-leg-foot-pain/
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Numbness in both feet, known as peripheral neuropathy, can be a side effect of chemotherapy or be caused by diabetes or chronic alcoholism. Numbness in only one foot may be due to a number of things, including a pinched nerve.
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Take a look at these 7 Strategies to help prevent foot blisters: https://www.verywell.com/blisters-begone-seven-strategies-to-prevent-blisters-3432491
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There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, capable of producing up to half a pint of sweat a day! Without proper care, sweaty feet can cause skin rashes, yeast infections, athlete’s foot, fungal toenails and warts. But effective daily hygiene, good foot care practices and visits to the podiatrist can keep sweaty feet in check.
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Learn more about gout, a complex form of arthritis , which classically affects the big toe. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/144827.php
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Some signs and symptoms of poor circulation in the feet: https://www.livestrong.com/article/156714-signs-symptoms-of-poor-circulation-in-feet/
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Here’s another reason it’s important to be careful with your feet: One out of every twenty people in the United States is affected by a toenail problem every year, with the most common problems being ingrown toenails, fungus, and trauma.
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Engineers are developing a robotic training method that improves posture and walking in children with crouch gait by enhancing their muscle strength and coordination. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170726141638.htm
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Poor foot structure doesn’t just make your feet hurt - it can result in abnormal walking and body mechanics, causing pain in your back, legs and hips! It’s important to visit your podiatrist for a biomechanical assessment at the first sign of foot discomfort, poor balance or unexplained corns and calluses.
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