Articles about ankles

Gout – a real pain in the foot

Gout, a type of arthritis, is a painful joint inflammation caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. When your body produces more uric acid than the kidneys can process, the excess builds up in the blood and accumulates in your joints. The disease bothers more than 1.8 million Americans, mostly men over […]

What Is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Footworks May 2009 By Alexandra Buk, DPM The tarsal tunnel, or tarsal canal, is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament (the flexor retinaculum) that protects and maintains the structures contained within the tunnel-arteries, veins, tendons, and nerves. […]

Skin Cancer Affects Feet

Sun tanning is a national pastime but statistics reveal the damaging effect: in the past 50 years, the incidence of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, has risen nearly 800%! Basal cell carcinoma is the most frequently occurring form of skin cancer. It is most common in people with fair complexions and those […]

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