A bruised heel happens when an injury crushes blood vessels in the muscles and soft tissue of the heel. Repetitive movements and overuse injuries, such as from jogging in ill-fitting shoes, can cause this bruising. In most cases, elevation, ice, and rest can ease the pain.
Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months.
Foot cramps are a type of muscle cramp that occurs most often either in the arch of the foot, near the toes, or on the upper part of the foot. People can try a range of remedies and treatments to relieve foot cramps.
You have most likely seen someone with, or experience your own misshapen, arched second toe, and not realized it’s a prevalent foot condition. Hammertoe is a deformity in which one or more of the small toes develops a bend at the joint making the toe bend downward to look like a hammer.
Whether you are devoted cyclist, an eco-friendly commuter, or just out for weekend nature tours, riding a bike can be tough on your feet.