Thick toenails are not just an age thing! Thick toenails often are often discoloured, crumbly and just look bad I see more and more younger patients with heavily thickend toenails which are causing pain and embarrassmen. Thick toenails can be painful in shoes they can rub the top of the shoes, they can destroy tights and sock and bed sheets. Fungus thickend nails can be yellow and have an odour. If you think your nails will cure themselfs then you are very wrong they will just get worse, so healing thick toenails is a top priority for you. Runners often encounter pain in the shin, which involves inflammation that in the front of the shin bone. In most cases, shin splints are the result of intense physical activity such as running or jumping, and is a condition that can often take a log time to heal. When there is a sudden spurt in high impact exercises, it can lead to shin pain. Another cause of shin pain is tight leg muscles. Muscle imbalances caused by improper running posture can also lead to shin pain. Ice. Gently place a plastic bag of ice wrapped in a towel on the injured area in a 20-minute-on, 40-minute-off cycle. Proper treatment of foot and ankle arthritis addresses both pain and joint deformity. Pain develops when the joint is injured. Injury to the joint may result from swelling caused by inflammatory arthritis or from the loss of joint surface (cartilage), often caused by trauma. If left untreated, the foot and ankle may eventually become deformed. There are many forms of foot pain, but heel pain can be one of the most troubling. The most common form of heel pain in people is known as "Heel Spurs" or "Plantar Fasciitis" (pronounced PLAN-tar fashee-EYE-tiss). Many resources label them one in the same, however heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are slightly different. If you get up during the night, turn on a light. Many fractured toes and other foot injuries occur while attempting to find one’s way in the dark. Two common conditions that can cause pain to the bottom of the heel are plantar fasciitis and heel spur(s). Although there are many causes of heel pain in both children and adults, most can be effectively treated without surgery. When chronic heel pain fails to respond to conservative treatment, surgical care may be warranted. A consultation with another medical specialist is sometimes advised by a podiatric physician, depending on your test results or a specific medical condition. Postoperative Care Metatarsalgia is pain in the area of the ball of the foot, which is given its shape by the rounded ends of the metatarsal bones. Many different conditions can cause metatarsalgia - most often faulty foot functioning, overuse, or a decreased fat pad on the sole of the foot. Heel spurs form when the plantar fascia starts pulling at the heel bone or gets torn due to excessive stress. The formation of a bony protrusion is the body’s way of adjusting to the pulling forces. If the heel spurs start impinging on any of the surrounding nerves or the tissues one is likely to suffer from pain. At the end of the day, this is not a condition that must be ignored by anybody. Even if the pain is not that severe, you must not ignore it. The pain could be an indication of a far more serious problem, and if left untreated, this foot pain can itself transform into a serious problem that causes a lot more discomfort and pain. Feet carry our entire weight throughout the day so make sure that you keep a tab on your body weight as well. Inspect your feet daily for blisters, bleeding and lesions between the toes. Use a mirror to examine the bottom of your feet as well.