While most men and women know they should see a podiatrist, or foot doctor, if they have foot or ankle pain, you might overlook one major reason to see a foot specialist: skin issues. Between ingrown toenails, fungus, and infections you can easily pick up from a nail salon, your dedicated foot specialist would generally rather have you do your own pedicures at home. Read below to learn about some of the dangers of nail salons and why you might want to consider caring for your feet at home.
Heel pain is a bothersome condition because it hurts with every step you take. One cause of heel pain is a heel spur. Not all spurs are painful, and when they do hurt, it isn't the spur that hurts, but the tissue that surrounds it. Here's a look at what causes heel spurs and treatments that help relieve the pain.
What Causes A Heel Spur
A heel spur is a growth on the bottom of your heel bone.