Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Yes, it’s not your imagination that you may have gone up a shoe size or two over the years. Feet flatten over time due to a loss of elasticity in supporting tendons and ligaments, resulting in a lower arch and an elongation of the sole, along with a spreading of the toes. Pregnancy and weight gain can also increase your shoe size

Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to scienceBy the time you reach your 50th birthday, you’ve probably also reached another milestone: you’ve put 75,000 miles on your feet. You may reach this milestone much earlier if you’ve led a foot-active lifestyle. By age 50, you may have lost nearly half of the fatty padding on the soles of your feet. And you […]

Five health warning signs from your feet that you should never ignore

When it comes to your health, you can never be too careful. Even the most little things you may ignore may be a sign of a more serious problem, and the resulting pain is simply not worth the risk if you delay seeking the help of a medical professional

Five health warning signs from your feet that you should never ignoreThankfully, there is one part of your body that can signal warning signs about the rest of it: your feet. Medical experts share health warning signs from your feet you should never ignore. Yellow toenails Your toenails should look a lot like your fingernails. If there’s any discolouration, it’s probably a sign that something else […]

Stiff shoe insole – a blessing in disguise for people suffering from osteoarthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint may benefit from using a stiff insert in their shoe, Australian research suggests. Pain reduction was seen with carbon-fibre insole

Stiff shoe insole – a blessing in disguise for people suffering from osteoarthritisOne hundred patients with the condition were randomised to receive either a stiff carbon-fibre insert under the entire length of their foot or a sham insert that was stiff at the heel but soft elsewhere, according to the study presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, US. “The stiff inserts […]

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causes

A tough band of tissue, called your plantar fascia, connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is when this tissue is irritated. A stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot near your heel is the most obvious symptom, but that pain could start off dull and get worse over time

How to take care of unexpected heel pain and its causesDo your feet hurt when you take those first steps in the morning? Does the sharp pain come back after you sit or stand for a while? You could have plantar fasciitis — and if so, it’s a good idea to treat it ASAP. If you ignore it, it can change the way you walk […]

Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?

As your heels hit the ground with more force when there's nothing but a measly piece of foam separating your foot from the ground, walking in flip-flops accentuates the heel-strike impact, which could end up causing pain, especially if you stand or walk in them for extended periods of time

Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?Their history dates to ancient Egypt. They became popular in the United States after World War II when servicemen brought the Japanese versions home as souvenirs. The Dalai Lama frequently wears them. And many people today consider them an essential accessory of summer. But the simple sandals known as flip-flops simply aren’t a good fit […]

Certain changes in your feet can reflect underlying health problems

Sometimes, you need to look down to know what’s up. Your feet can be extremely helpful in sending health signals to let you know about an underlying disease or medical condition

Certain changes in your feet can reflect underlying health problemsHere are six of them you should know about. Diabetes “Many, many people with diabetes are diagnosed first because of foot problems,” said Marlene Reid, a foot specialist based in Illinois. Experiencing pain or tingling sensations in your feet can be one of the early symptoms of diabetes. Aside from numbness, some may also complain […]

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’

Foot care in diabetics is of paramount importance, because they don’t have sensations and experience severe numbness. And it goes unnoticed leading to infections, and untreated infections can lead to gangrene, which in turn may require amputation

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’When 50-year-old Shekhar Adajania (name changed) went for his routine sugar check-up to his physician, he ended up having a long chat with the doctor about how he had recently started hurting his heels while walking. “What we must know is that anyone with diabetes needs to take care of their foot. More so because they don’t have sensations and […]

7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experience

You probably know what it feels like to have pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or feet after sleeping in an awkward position or keeping your legs crossed for too long. It's annoying, but if you have frequent or long-lasting tingling sensations, it's time to head to the doctor

7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experienceYou probably know what it feels like to have pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or feet after sleeping in an awkward position or keeping your legs crossed for too long. It’s annoying, but you shake things out a bit and move on, no harm done. But if you have frequent or long-lasting tingling sensations, it’s […]

Rare: A baby with 24 fingers born in Maha

A baby girl born in Mangaon taluka in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, has grabbed the eyeballs all over. The baby girl born in Varad Hospital & Maternity Home has total 24 fingers, on her hands and feet. As soon as the villagers came to know about it, there was a big queue to see this cute baby girl

Rare: A baby with 24 fingers born in MahaYou must have heard about people having an extra finger known as polydactyly, (The condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes). But, you will be amazed to know this baby girl has 24 fingers in totality. Yes! You heard it right… On October 27, Aditi Bhadavakar, a 28-year-old woman gave birth […]

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the foot

Pain on top of the foot may seem like an unusual location, particularly if no obvious injury took place there. However, this area can be affected by a variety of conditions and injuries beyond a bone fracture or bruise

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the footThe foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Most foot pain requires, at the very least, rest and […]