There are many causes of overpronation. Congenital flat feet is the most common cause of overpronation. Obesity, pregnancy, diabetes, neuropathy are other medical conditions that can cause or aggravate overpronation. Barefoot activities & poor fitting shoes and poor conditioning increase the stress on the arch and can potentiate overpronation. Overpronation symptoms are more common with runners due to the continuous pounding that occurs with prolonged running. Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist in Houston, TX and is the medical director of Tanglewood Foot Specialists. He treats all injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle. For more information and many informative videos, visit and his blog at
It might not seem like a serious running condition but having that painful blister on your foot or toes can greatly affect your training plans. Blisters are caused by the friction of your socks or shoes rubbing against your skin. Blisters can intensify on race days – this is because increased pace, heat and moisture can increase the friction. Blisters can be remedied by choosing comforting blister-free socks while most runners find that coating their feet with a lubricant such as Vaseline can assist in avoiding blisters. It is advisable to carry with you blister plasters when you run – just in case.
Ulcers occur most often on the ball of the foot or on the bottom of the big toe. Ulcers on the sides of the foot are usually due to poorly fitting shoes. Remember, even though some ulcers do not hurt, every ulcer should be seen by your health care provider right away. Neglecting ulcers can result in infections, which in turn can lead to loss of a limb. One of the biggest threats to your feet is smoking Smoking affects small blood vessels. It can cause decreased blood flow to the feet and make wounds heal slowly. A lot of people with diabetes who need amputations are smokers. Additional Resources
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and with it being fully exposed to the environment, it easily picks up infections, making fungal skin infections quite common. Fungus can also affect the nails on the hands and feet Most people at some time in their lives will experience athlete’s foot , a fungal infection that affects the toes and feet Tinea is another common fungal infection in the skin, and this often manifests as what is known as ringworm. “Jock itch” and candida are the two other most common fungal skin infections. All are treated with anti-fungal creams, and sometimes internal medications are required.
Your treatment may also involve taking medications that are meant to replace the natural substances that are normally found in your muscles, but are depleted by multiple sclerosis, such as aluminium hydroxide and magnesium. The ultimate cure for multiple sclerosis may not have been found yet, but as long as you manage it appropriately, you should be able to live a perfectly normal life, unhampered by multiple sclerosis and the back pain that comes with it. As this is a superficial infection where skin peels without any pain, many people don’t even treat the condition. However if untreated, the condition can worsen, especially in areas of peeled skin.
A bunion is a very visible bump in the big toe joint. The bump is actually a protruding bone heading towards the inside of the foot. If the movement goes on, overlapping of toes might happen. There is also Tailor’s bunion or bunionette with similar manifestation, but the toe involve is the small one. There is swelling, inflammation, and soreness when one has a bunion. Every Foot Solutions customer receives personalized consultation from our staff who are trained in foot pathology, fitting, analysis and shoe modification, guiding them through an extensive assessment of client’s conditions, concluding with a recommendation that aims to relief the client of their foot related discomforts.