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Sensitive to the tickle, the rough pavement, a pebble, our feet bind us to the earth and let us run free. But years of walking, running, jumping can take its toll on our soles, ankles, and toes.

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A swollen foot may be caused blood vessel blockage, lymphatic blockage, or trauma from an injury. Other causes of swelling in one foot include skin infections like cellulitis, or ankle arthritis which can also be the cause of one swollen ankle. Read below for more causes, related symptoms, and treatment options for a swollen foot.

Conditions that trigger foot itching are often harmless and easy to solve, such as athlete’s foot. But others are more serious, such as kidney or liver disease, so it’s important to know when you need to see a doctor promptly.

Foot blisters are small pockets of fluid (serum, plasma, blood, pus, or lymph), and can vary in size and severity. Learn about foot blister symptoms and causes.

While the feet are used to wear and tear, peeling feet can signify an underlying condition that may require medical attention. Skin peeling on the bottom of the feet can most commonly be caused by a fungal infection called athlete's foot, sunburn, dermatitis, or dry skin.

Understand your foot bruise symptoms, including 5 causes & common questions.

Numbness and tingling in one foot can be commonly caused by nerve damage that can lead to sciatica, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or a fibular nerve injury. Read below for more information on causes of numbness in one foot and how to find relief.

Find out how to treat your bunion

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Understand your cold feet symptoms with Buoy, including 6 causes and common questions concerning your cold feet.

A posterior tibialis tendinopathy (PTT) is when damage occurs to one of the tendons that runs on the inner side of your ankle. You may notice over several weeks slowly increasing pain and/or swelling along the tendon.

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Calluses are thick, tough areas of skin that commonly affect the feet. They’re rarely serious and you can usually treat them yourself with over-the-counter products. However, foot calluses can become a problem for some people, so it’s important to know when you should see your doctor.

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Understand your foot deformity symptoms, including 6 causes & common questions.

Are you concerned about the hard lump located on your foot? This may be a sign of injury, infection, arthritis, or abnormal growth of nerves, muscles, or soft tissue. Learn more about associated symptoms, causes and treatment options for your hard foot lump.

Understand your numbness in the top of the foot symptoms, including 9 causes & common questions.

Pes cavus is the presence of an abnormally high arch that can occur in either one or both feet and develop at any age. It results in pressure being placed on the heel.

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If you have yellow or white bumps that look like pimples on your feet, this may be caused by whiteheads, skin abscess, or cysts. Read now for more information on causes and how to treat a yellow or white bumps on the foot.

Understand your sharp, stabbing foot pain symptoms, including 9 causes and common questions.

Foot redness is usually caused by skin infections or fungal infections. The most common type of infections that cause red spots on feet are athlete's foot and cellulitis. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options for foot redness.

Athlete’s foot (known medically as tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that causes scaly, itchy feet. It usually starts between the toes because that area is extra moist. Athlete’s foot is very contagious.

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Understand thickened skin on the top of the foot symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.

Bruised toes or foot can also be swollen, painful, and often appear purple or blue. A bruised toe can be caused from a broken toe and fracture. A broken foot or ankle can also cause bruises on top of the foot. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.

Numbness in the feet can be caused from trauma from an injury or nerve damage to any part of the leg that may affect your feet. Other causes of feet numbness include restless leg syndrome, sciatica, or tarsal tunnel syndrome. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.

Nerve compression or damage from wearing certain shoes can often cause pinky toe numbness. Diabetic neuropathy can also cause the pinky toes to be numb. Learn more about causes and treatment options.

Foot pain can be caused by minor issues like a blister or ingrown toenail that can be treated at home. It can also be caused by more serious conditions, such as a fracture or gout.

Understand your heel pain symptoms with Buoy, including 9 causes and common questions concerning your heel pain.

A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. Most often, a sprain occurs when an injury pulls, stretches, or tears the ligaments that connect bone to bone.

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Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the tissue, called fascia, that runs along the arch of the foot. You experience intense pain in the sole of your foot by the heel, where the plantar fascia attaches to the bone. It takes rest and home therapies to get better.

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