An old wives’ tale is that it’s easy to tell the leader of the family. For that person, the toe next to the big toe (called the second toe) is longer.
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Every year you dread spring cleaning. Not because of the work, but because those added steps to get the winter dust and clutter out of the house have caused you some foot pain. You don’t want this to compromise your vacations and summer events.
When your feet hurt, you can hurt all over. We’ve all heard “the thigh bone connects to the hip bone.” And while you can have pains in our back, hips, knees or legs that aren’t related to the foot or the way you walk (termed biomechanics), often times the feet are the cause of symptoms in these upper areas.
Heel pain – ouch! It can really hurt and affect your lifestyle. During the early stages of this condition, stiffness in the foot might be your first clue. It may have started with a sensation like a stone bruise under the heel of your foot.