Metatarsalgia is a ‘waste bucket’ term that means pain in the forefoot or metatarsal region. It could be any number of things such as sesamoiditis, plantar plate dysfunction or a mortons neuroma

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Metatarsalgia (Podiatry Arena)
Metatarsalgia (PodiaPaedia)
Metatarsalgia (Foot Health Forum)
M is for Metatarsalgia (Podiatry ABC)
Metatarsalgia (Best Running Shoes)

Growing Pains

Most cases of growing pains in the child are benign and they come right, but on rare occasions the symptoms are the same as some pretty nasty things, so for thos reason all cases of growing pains have to be taken seriously and properly investigated.

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Growing Pains (Foot Health Forum)
Growing Pains (Podiatry TV)
Growing Pains (PodiaPaedia)
Growing Pains (Podiatry Arena)
Growing Pains in Children (Podiatry Arena)
Night-time foot pain in children (Foot Health Forum)
Growing Pains? (Podiatry Experts)
Growing Pains in Children (iPodiatry)
Take Growing Pains in Kids Seriously (Foot Health Friday)
Growing Pains (Foot Health Guide)
Growing Pains in the Leg: Throwing the kitchen sink at growing pains

Foot Pain

Foot pain is what Podiatrists do. There are plenty of good and bad resources on the web on foot pain.

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Foot Health Forum (Foot Health Forum)
Foot Pain Info (Foot Pain Info)
Foot Pain (ePodiatry)
Foot Health Friday (Foot Health Friday)
Dr the Foot Without the Dr (Dr the Foot Without the Dr)

Duct Tape for Warts

Duct tape has many practical uses and it has been advocated for the use of treating warts or verrucae by occluding the area. Teh clinical trials show that it does not work too well.

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Duct Tape (PodiaPaedia)
Duct Tape for Warts? (Foot Health Friday)
Duct tape does not work for Warts or VP’s (Podiatry Arena)
Duct Tape (Foot Health Forum)

Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome is a reasonaly common problem affecting the function of the cuboid bone and the joints around it. It is a common casue of lateral foot pain. Manipulation of teh cboid bone is a common treatment.

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Cuboid syndrome (Foot Health Forum)
Mobilisation for cuboid syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Cuboid syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Cuboid Syndrome (PodiaPaedia)
Manipulation for Cuboid Syndrome (Podiatry Update)
Woke up with pain on the outer side of my foot, what could it be? (Podiatry Experts)
Could it be plantar fasciitis? (Podiatry Experts)
Cuboid Syndrome (Podiatry TV)

Corns on Toes

Corns develop on the toes when the medium to long term pressure on an area. The skin thickens in response to that pressure, but becomes so thick that it becomes painful. The only way to permanently get rid of corns is to remove that cause.

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Corns on Toes (Foot Health Forum)
Painful corn on toe (Foot Health Forum)
Corn on toe(Foot Health Forum)
Foot Corns & Callus (hyperkeratosis) (ePodiatry)
Corns on the Toes (Dr the Foot)
What causes corns on the toes? (Foot Health Friday)

Foot Problems in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is primarily a problem of the spine, but the arthritis there can also cause arthritis in the foot and pain in the heel. The involvement of the spine also means the feet are going to be difficult to reach to provide self care for foot problems.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (PodiaPaedia)
Ankylosing spondylitis (Foot Health Forum)
Heel Pain and Ankylosing Spondilitis ? (Podiatry Experts)
Impaired Gait in Ankylosing Spondylitis (Podiatry Arena)
Tarsal involvement in ankylosing spondylitis (Podiatry Arena)
Ankylosing spondylitis (Podiatry Arena)