Do you think you may need to see a podiatrist? Learn more about the role of podiatrists in foot health – and how this can benefit your general overall health.
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Heel pain is most commonly caused by plantar fasciitis, a chronic overuse injury of the thick band of tissue on the sole of the foot, known as the plantar fascia.
Type 2 diabetes risk increases with age. One of the reasons for this is increasing insulin resistance with age.
Foot pain may be in the arch of the foot, along the outer side of the foot, on the sole or in the ball of your foot, or in the toes, heels or ankles.
Leg ache or leg pain is a symptom with many possible causes, that may involve muscles, nerves or blood vessels.
Common foot care problems include fungal foot infections, e.g. athlete's foot and fungal nail infections, and warts, corns and calluses. Find out what products are available for foot care.
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Look at your exercise program in terms of FIT – Frequency, Intensity and Time. Only one of these should be increased each week.
Neuropathy in diabetes (also called diabetic nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy) is temporary or permanent damage to nerve tissue in people with diabetes mellitus. Symptoms depend on which nerves are affected.
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