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Your Guide To Foot Sole Problems And Conditions

The soles of our feet can be used excessively, especially if you’re an athlete or if you spend most of your day standing or walking. Because they are used so much, they are susceptible to problems like injuries and conditions.

Some people refer to the soles of the feet as the arch, heel or the ball of the foot. Not one person is wrong, as the sole stretches from the heel to the toes.

To get started, all you need to do is click on the title of the article below that you are most interested in. Feel free to spend time browsing this section to learn more about the soles, or browse additional sections to learn more about problems and conditions that can affect the feet.

Problems & Conditions of Soles of the Feet:

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