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What does it mean if I have a mole that itches?

Skin moles are normal and the result of skin growing in clusters, rather than spreading out. Most moles are harmless, but sometimes they become cancerous. Moles are brown or black and can appear anywhere on the skin. Most develop in early childhood and through early adulthood. A person can have …

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What to know about flat feet.

Most people have a gap under the arch of their foot when they are standing. The arch, the inner part of the foot is slightly raised off the ground. People with flat feet or fallen arches either have no arch, or it is very low. The feet of people with …

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How can diabetes affect the feet?

People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by prolonged periods of high blood sugar. There are two main foot problems, each of which can have serious complications. Diabetes is a disease where the body cannot produce insulin or cannot use it effectively. Insulin is the hormone that is responsible for helping …

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Foot problems: Causes and treatment

The feet take a lot of daily abuse from walking, running, jumping, and climbing, so naturally, they are subject to many different types of problems. From injuries to inflammation, several different types of damage and malfunctions can lead to foot problems. The feet are made of up 26 bones each, making …

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Heel spurs: What you need to know

A heel spur is a condition where a calcium deposit grows between the heel and arch of the foot. What are the symptoms of heels spurs and what increases a person’s risk of developing them? Heels spurs may happen independently or may be related to an underlying health condition. People …

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Heel Pain: Causes, Prevention and Treatments

Heel pain is a very common foot problem. The sufferer usually feels pain either under the heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it (Achilles tendinitis), where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. Even though heel pain can be severe and sometimes disabling, it is rarely a health threat. …

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What can I do about Achilles tendinitis?

The Achilles tendon joins the calf muscles to the heel bone and runs down the back of the lower leg. When this tendon is put under excess strain, it can become inflamed. This is Achilles tendinitis. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It can endure great …

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Tendinitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Fast facts on tendinitis: Here are some key points about tendinitis. More detail is in the main article. Tendinitis usually happens when overuse or injury puts strain on the tendons. Common name includes Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, and housemaid’s knee. Treatment includes rest, ice and heat treatment, and over-the-counter pain killers. …

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What are the causes of forearm pain?

Forearms are integral to hand and arm movement, so pain in this region can be highly disruptive to daily life. Forearm pain can result from a number of different causes, each requiring a different treatment approach. The forearms are composed of the radius and ulna bones, which span the length …

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Body clock disruptions may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

The link between sleep and Alzheimer’s diseaseis a complex one, and here at Medical News Today, we’ve been trying to illuminate it by reporting on the latest studies in the field. One such study suggested that poor sleep may lead to brain proteins such as amyloid beta and tau becoming tangled, a known hallmark …

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