What causes bunions?

Although they may develop on the fifth (little) toe, bunions usually occur at the base of the big toe. Bunions are often caused by incorrect foot mechanics. The foot may flatten too much, forcing the toe joint to move beyond

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma is a painful growth of nerve tissue in the foot, most often between the third and fourth toe bones. It forms when bones in the feet press together and irritate a nerve. This may be caused by wearing

What is a wart?

A wart is an infection caused by a virus which can invade your skin through small cuts or breaks. Over time the wart develops into a hard, rough growth on the surface of the skin. A wart is most commonly

How do pressure ulcers form?

Force or friction against the bottom of your foot causes the skin to thicken, forming a callus. If the skin keeps thickening the callus presses up into the foot. This kills healthy tissue and causes pain.