Foot Conditions

At Boot Bomb, I like to inform my readers on the many foot conditions that you can develop by not wearing proper footwear.

Plantar Fasciitis

A condition where you develop very painful heels. It can go from a minor nuisance to a chronically painful condition. It is to be taken seriously. If left untreated, it can double up on trauma by causing heel spurs. More pain for you.

Achilles Tendonitis

As the name suggests, this is a painful affliction that affects your achilles tendon. Have you suddenly upped the intensity of your physical exercise? Then you are at risk of developing this. It’s a very nasty inflammation of your achilles tendon, that won’t go away unless you properly treat it.

Heel Spur

This condition makes you wear spurs against your will. On the inside of your foot rather than the outside, unfortunately. Heel spurs are unwanted calcium deposits on the bottom of your heels. They are often sharp. When they press down into your soft issues, they cause pain.


Gout is a temporary form of arthritis, that most often affects your big toe joint. It becomes all swollen and can cause great pain. It is caused by a build up of uric acid crystal deposits. Uric acid is a by product of human metabolism. Some people have too much uric acid, either due to their genetics or their diet. Nip gout in the bud on the first attack, or suffer the long term consequences.

Athlete’s Foot

If you frequent places where people walk around barefoot most of the time, then you are at risk of developing the fungal growth known as athlete’s foot. It normally isn’t a particularly painful condition, although some neglected cases have taken on pretty severe forms. It’s sometimes hard to get rid of, but in the end… you’ll always win.

Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail may seem like an innocent little problem. But just you wait and see what happens when you neglect it for too long. The situation can get bad enough that you require a surgical procedure to correct it. Click the link and check out some of the worst cases of ingrown toenails. I dare ya. Be warned, though. These things cannot be unseen.

Mallet, Hammer, Claw Toes

Having to deal with a toe deformity is never fun, no matter how it may have come about. But in many cases, improvements can be achieved by pursuing proper treatment. More often than not, you can at least prevent the situation from growing worse. Don’t let one of these conditions get out of hand to prevent unnecessary suffering.

Corns, Calluses, Blisters

None of the above are fun to have to deal with. But the reality of the situation is that they do occur from time to time. Ranging from not painful at all to mildly painful, these conditions are best prevented. Rest assured that neither of these is going to kill you or your quality of life anytime soon. You just need to deal with them as soon as they rear their ugly heads, and you’ll be fine.

Bad Knees

If you ever find yourself suffering from knee pain, even if it’s a little bit, then you should definitely take it seriously. Ignore knee pain at your own peril, but you will soon rue the day you did. When you start having long lasting aches in what are perhaps your body’s most important joints, then it’s time to start paying attention, because you very well might be facing the beginning of the end of your quality of life. There exists no decent cure for bad knees at this time. Replacement knee surgery is a one time thing and they only last 20 years. Prevent painful knees from running out of control at all costs!

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