Swelling on Top of Foot: Causes and Treatments

Swelling on Top of Foot: Causes and Treatments

Swollen, sore feet aren’t unusual, particularly if you’ve had a long, busy day of walking or standing. What if the swelling is mainly on the top of your foot? There are plenty of reasons why this could happen. It could be a sign of a relatively minor issue – like...

The Tendons of Your Feet and What They Do

Your body is an amazing machine made up of many connected parts that work together to allow movement. A tendon, also known as a sinew, is a fibrous tissue that helps to facilitate this movement.1 Tendons join muscles to their corresponding bones. Without tendons, your...

What is Cuboid Syndrome?

What is Cuboid Syndrome?

The cuboid is one of the smaller bones of the foot. It’s attached to the heel by a series of ligaments. This little bone, which resembles a cube (thus, the name), can cause big problems if you develop a condition known as cuboid syndrome. Here’s some information on...

What Is Plantar Fasciitis and How To Deal With It

What Is Plantar Fasciitis and How To Deal With It

If you’ve ever experienced a sharp, stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot, there’s a chance that you’ve had to deal with plantar fasciitis. This condition is one of the more common reasons for heel pain, and one that can be debilitating if you don’t get it treated....

What Causes Water Blisters on the Toes?

What Causes Water Blisters on the Toes?

Water blisters on the toes can be annoying and uncomfortable. And you’ve almost certainly experienced one, if not many, in your lifetime. Unlike blood blisters, water blisters appear as a clear, pocket of water. The clear fluid in a water blister is actually “serum” —...

How to Maximize the Benefits of Brisk Walking

How to Maximize the Benefits of Brisk Walking

There are a lot of extreme fitness folks out there, no doubt. Some think that unless you run five miles a day or pump hundreds of pounds of iron, you’re not really working out. But that’s not entirely true... Moderate-intensity exercise, such as regular, brisk walks,...