Athlete's foot has accomplished an impressive feat.
It's radiated from a rare condition to one lurking in almost every slipper. The fungus now infects 1 in 5 of the world's population.
Anyone can get the itchy rash, from swimmers to care home residents.
At the start, the symptoms are mild.
Most won't know about the fungal takeover — one of its secrets of success.
And if it reaches your nails, well then you do have a problem.
This foot pain chart focuses on bottom of your foot ache.
After all, your sole is the veneer between your delicate body and the cold, cruel ground.
(And is, without doubt, the foot part I treat the most)
Loaded with bones, nerves and flesh; there's a lot to go wrong.
So from stretched heel tendons to fat angry toe nerves, these conditions are the ones that I see often.
When the running bug gets a hold of you, it doesn't grip light.
(It gets you in a cop-like arm lock, only this time it's pleasurable)
You live running, you think running. You literally breathe running.
Got toothache pain in your lower leg? Like when the anesthetic wears off in the dentist?
(Or a gummy rat gnawing on your shin bone like a corn cob)
It's shin splints, aka medial tibial stress syndrome. The scourge of new runners.
I love curing corns. It gives instant agony relief.
Someone who hobbled along 20 minutes ago — suddenly walks with a spring in their step.
But why are corns so painful?
I get asked this a lot, and I understand why.
Well, you requested, I delivered. Here's why corns hurt so much
(And what you can do about it)