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False clubfoot is another name for pigeon toe, which is when a child or infant's feet point inward.
Fangotherapy is a body treatment in which mineral-rich thermal mud, clay or peat is spread over the body for purification, revitalization, and to reduce toxins.
Femoral anteversion is a type of pigeon toe in which a child or infant's feet point inward due to rotation of the femoral (thigh) bone.
A fish pedicure is similar to a traditional pedicure except calluses and dead skin are removed with a pumice stone or metal foot file, small toothless carp fish from Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq called garra rufa fish (or doctor fish) nibble the dead skin away.
A fissure is a crack, tear, natural division, groove, deep furrow or elongated cleft in various parts of the body. A heel fissure is characterized by dry, flaky cracks in the posterior part of the foot that can sometimes be painful and bloody.
Flat feet, sometimes called flat foot, pes planus, over pronation or fallen arches, is a deformity in which the arch of the foot collapses
Bone fractures in the feet and toes are common, generally caused by overuse and sports activities. Though painful, this type of fracture is rarely immobilizing.
A footbath is a medical or cosmetic procedure in which the feet are placed in warm water, mud or other substances for the purpose of cleansing, soothing and detoxifying.
Foot cramps are characterized by a painful yet harmless tightening of the muscles in the feet. The cramping usually happens suddenly and may take several minutes to dissipate.
Foot cuddling is the act of touching your feet to your partner’s feet, either consciously during snuggle sessions, or subconsciously while sleeping.
A foot fetish is a characterized by a fascination with or strong admiration for feet. Obsessive interest in the body part isn’t always sexual.
A foot file is a handheld device made from gritty, exfoliating material like metal or emery that serves to remove tough, dead skin from the feet.
Foot gymnastics are barefoot games and exercises developed to strengthen feet and leg muscles. The activities are especially helpful for growing children flat feet or other foot conditions, and adults who are experiencing foot pain and gait problems.
A foot mask is a thick beauty product that can absorb impurities, moisturize the skin and eliminate foot odor when slathered on the feet.
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A foot tattoo is form of body medication made by inserting permanent ink into the skin of the feet and/or toes. Foot tattoos are becoming more and more popular, despite the fact that they are one of the most complicated tattoos to receive and take care of.
The forefoot is the anterior (front) part of the foot, consisting of a person’s five metatarsal bones, fourteen phalanges (toe bones) and their associated soft tissue.
Forefoot varus is a scientific name for pigeon toe, a deformity in which an infant or child's toes point inward.
Bone fracture is the medical term for a broken or shattered bone. It's a common injury typically characterized by pain, swelling, and immobilization of the affected area.
A French manicure or pedicure is a specific style of painting the nails that consists of a natural looking clear, pink or nude toned base polish paired with thin white tips.
Friar’s Balsam, also called compound benzoin tincture (USP), is a pungent solution of benzoin resin in alcohol that contains Cape aloes and sweetgum resin.
Frostbite is an injury that occurs when your skin and underlying skin tissue become too cold and start to freeze. It can happen to exposed skin as well as skin protected by gloves, socks and other clothing.
Frostnip is the beginning stage of frostbite in which cold temperatures begin to irritate the skin and cause redness, numbness and loss of feeling.