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Barefoot parks are public spaces designed for barefoot walking and playing, which can strengthen leg and foot muscles, increase circulation and decrease stress.
Barefoot running is the practice of running or jogging without footwear. Find out if it’s safe, what its benefits are and how beginners should start.
Beau’s lines are longitudinal, grooved lines on a fingernail or toenail generally caused by a systemic infection or disease.
Black toenail, medically referred to as subungual hematoma, is the name of a condition that forms when a pool of blood collects underneath a toenail and leaves it black or discolored.
A blister is a liquid-filled pocket of skin that typically forms due to repeated friction, forceful rubbing, burning, infection or freezing.
A blood blister is a blood-filled pocket of skin that forms due to a small blood vessel close to the surface of the skin rupturing without the skin being pierced.
A boil, also referred to as a skin abscess, is a type of skin infection that begins at a hair follicle or oil gland. They generally start as bumps of red inflammation and gradually develop into tender, pus-filled lumps.
Bone fracture is the medical term for a broken bone, a common injury characterized by pain, swelling, bruising and immobilization.
A bone spur, also called an osteophyte, is a bony projection that forms along joint margins. Heel spurs and Heberden's Nodes are examples of bone spurs.
Botulinum toxin (often called Botox) is a neurotoxic protein used for cosmetic and medical use, including the treatment of excessive sweating of the feet
Brachymetatarsia is a foot condition in which one or more of the metatarsal bones are shorter than usual. It most often affects the fourth metatarsal bone.
The Brannock Device is a foot measuring device designed by Charles Brannock in 1927. It is the standard of measuring in the footwear industry and is currently the best way to determine the true size of one’s feet.
Bromodosis is the medical term for stinky feet, which is usually caused by bacteria that feed on foot sweat.
Buerger’s disease, also called thromboangiitis obliterans or presenile spontaneous gangrene, is a rare disease of the blood vessels in the arms and legs that is strongly associated with smoking.
A bunion, medically referred to as a hallux abducto valgas, is a deformity characterized by the enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe.
A bunionette, also called a tailor's bunion, is a deformity characterized by the enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the base of the little toe.
Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, which are small fluid-filled sacs that help protect the bones, muscles and tendons near your joints.