Foot Odor and Smelly Feet

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What Causes Sweaty, Smelly Feet?   Our feet have over 250,000 sweat glands, which means problems with foot odor are quite common, especially amongst very active people. When we sweat, thousands of bacteria accumulate and feed off of the oils we emit, causing an unfortunate and undesirable smell. Since the feet are already prone to […]

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease, or calcaneal apophysitis, is a common but painful heel injury that affects children. With Sever’s disease, the heel’s growth plate becomes inflamed and sore, usually in kids that are active in sports. It can crop up during periods of rapid growth, especially during the onset of puberty. During this time, the heel bone […]

Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s disease is when the small arteries that circulate blood in the extremities, such as the hands and feet, become narrow due to vapospasms. Vapospasms are contractions that can occur due to stress or cold temperatures. The result is the affected areas feeling numb and cold as a result of the restricted blood circulation. It […]


Osteomyelitis is a bacterial bone infection that can strike people of any age. In adults, osteomyelitis most frequently strikes the hips, vertebrae, or feet; in children, the ends of the long bones in the arms and legs are the most common site for the disease. Bone infection can occur as a result of an infection […]

Ollier’s Disease

Ollier’s disease, or enchondromatosis, is a rare congenital disease of abnormal bone development due to cartilage overgrowth in the form of enchondromas, or benign, non-cancerous tumors. The limbs’ long bones and joint cartilage are affected by the disease, and the small bones and metatarsals of the hands and feet are common sites for the enchondromas […]

Maffucci’s Syndrome

What is Maffucci’s Syndrome? Maffucci syndrome is an extremely rare congenital condition that affects the bones, skin, joints, and lymphatic system. With this disorder, there are many enchondromas (cartilage overgrowths) found on bones throughout the body, most commonly on hands and feet. Purple-colored growths on the skin called hemangiomas are also common with this disorder […]

Kohler’s Disease

Kohler’s Disease is a rare bone disorder that affects the tarsal navicular bone which is located on the arch of the foot. This disease occurs usually in children between the ages of 5 to 10 and is also found 5 times more in males than in females.  Unfortunately, its primary cause is still unknown, but […]


Gout, a complex type of arthritis, results from an accumulation of uric acid in the joints. The big toe joint is often affected by gout, probably due to the pressure it is subjected to during walking and standing. Gout causes pain, extreme tenderness, throbbing, and a burning sensation in the joint, with localized redness and […]

Freiberg’s Disease

Freiberg’s disease is a rare disorder of the foot’s metatarsal joints. The metatarsal bones run from the toes to the arch of the foot. With Freiberg’s disease, the joint surfaces disintegrate and/ or collapse and abnormal tissue forms in the joint. It can be the result of foot injury or trauma or the occurrence of […]

Charcot Foot

Charcot Foot Charcot’s foot is a disease that affects bones, joints, and tissue in your feet. This disease can cause you to lose feeling in your foot or ankle because of nerve damage. Due to the nerve damage, foot bones are weakened and are susceptible to fractures and foot deformities that can change the shape […]