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Arthritis is a very common affliction in the over 50s population. In arthritis, the cartilage in the joints is affected and it no longer cushions the bones causing them to rub against each other.
Diabetes & Your Feet
If you have diabetes, taking care of your feet becomes very important because there can be damage to blood vessels and nerves over time, resulting in poor circulation and numbness.
Haglund’s deformity is the formation of a bump on the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel. It is also called a ‘pump bump’ (caused by tight pump shoes) or retrocalcaneal bursitis.
High Arches/Cavus Foot
The arch of the foot runs from the toes to the heel. High arches (Pes cavus) or a high instep causes pain because of intense pressure on the toes and heel while doing normal, daily activities.