Foot pain can be present at several locations on either the inside or outside of the foot and/or ankle. In most cases these pain symptoms are related to some mechanical stress or misalignment of one or more of the 26 foot bones. People who run or are active on their feet often complain of pain on the side of their foot. Another common cause of pain of the side of the foot is from shoes that are too tight and cause a constricting pressure on either side of the forefoot. This can cause pain at either the big toe are or the outside of the fifth toe. Initial treatment consists of using oral anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections and/or functional orthotics. Oral medications and cortisone injections are useful in treating the pain associated with the condition, but will not stop the process because they do not address the underlying cause of the condition. Functional orthotics, however, are designed to treat the cause of the condition. These devices will generally fit into normal shoes and correct the underlying functional problem with the joint. Orthotics will not reverse what damage may have occurred, but can slow or halt the on-going damage to the joint. Flat feet are usually the result of one's own genetics inherited from their family. Flattening is a normal part of the walking cycle of the foot, and in fact this is how the body disperses much of the shock forces created with walking. However, in some individuals, the foot flattens outward too much. This changes the way certain muscles in the foot and leg have to function, which causes numerous changes to the feet over time. These changes can include chronic straining of ligaments and tendons, as well as the development of deformities that rely on structural imbalance like bunions and hammertoes. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation and stretching of the tissue that connects your heel to your toes (the plantar fascia). You feel pain in the foot on the first steps after resting, or in the morning. To treat this on the trail, soak your feet in a cold stream for a while. Insoles with arch support and custom orthotics can help prevent this, if it is a recurring problem. It is not necessary that physical contact with an infected person always leads to ring worn infection. The reaction occurs based on the body's immune system; however it's always better to exercise proper foot care if you do contract the fungus. The art of carpet cleaning is indeed very mystifying. It might seem simple at first to simply try and wash out every spill or stain that might threaten to ruin your carpet. But that is a bad idea in most cases, and might work only in a few. In the case of hard to remove stains, it might not be a good idea to use the conventional methods of trying to clean the stain by washing the carpet repeatedly. Regular use of mobile telephones increases the risk of developing tumours, a new scientific study by Israeli researchers and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed on Friday.