If you hurt your foot on a foot grating, you might have a torn tendon. The major tendon in your foot is the posterior tibial tendon. It starts in your calf, runs down along the inside of your ankle and connects to the bones in the middle of your foot. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), this tendon supports the arch of your foot and allows you to step off your toes while you walk. If a toe has a muscle imbalance between the tendons on the top and the tendons on the bottom, the toe becomes contracted into a position called a hammertoe. Usually women are more affected than men because women wear high-heeled shoes, shoes with pointy toes and other "fashionable" footwear that cramps and jams the toes into unnatural positions and conditions. Children who wear shoes that they have outgrown can also be set up for this malady. Exercising in tight shoes that are too small is also a culprit. Any trauma or injury where you "jam," break or stub your toe could cause this to develop. Tight calves contribute to fatigue in walking and something else - they deprive the walker of spring in the step. The reason? Tight calves are always somewhat fatigued and therefore weakened. Amiloretic tablets are available via prescription only. They are made of the diuretics amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide. A diuretic is a substance that increases the rate at which water is excreted from the body. Amiloretic tablets are commonly prescribed to help control high blood pressure and are often given to patients suffering from excess fluid retention caused by heart disease. They should only be used as prescribed, and the dosing instructions should be followed explicitly. For Amiloretic tablets to be as effective as possible, they should be taken at the same time each day. Patients usually consult a doctor about toe deformities because of pain or discomfort in the foot when walking or running. The physician takes several factors into consideration when examining a patient who may require surgery to correct a toe deformity. Some surgical procedures require only small amounts of cutting or tissue removal while others require extensive dissection. The blood supply in the affected toe is an important factor in planning surgery. It determines not only whether the toe will heal fully but also whether the surgeon can perform more than one procedure on the toe. Imaging tests are also performed, usually x-ray studies. The symptoms of thyroid problems in adults will depend on whether the thyroid is over or under producing secretions. Hypothyroid causes fatigue, hair loss and weight gain, while hyperthyroid can cause increase energy, heart problems, loss of bone and insomnia. Identify signs of thyroid disease with information from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on thyroid disease symptoms. The symptoms of lupus include achy joins, a fever over 101, arthritis, prolonged fatigue, anemia, skin rashes, chest pain and sun sensitivity. Consult with a qualified physician to diagnose lupus with advice from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on lupus symptoms. According to Greek legend, Achilles was dipped into the River Styx by his mother to make him immortal. His left ankle was left exposed, making it the one place he was vulnerable to injury. The Achilles tendon, or calcaneal tendon, is the largest, strongest tendon in the body. However, as was the case with Achilles, is still prone to strain and injury. Plantar fasciitis is most common in runners, but it is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Patients with this injury should rest and avoid activities that will put more strain to the foot. Even walking can even irritate this condition. Our mouths are one of the most prominent features of our faces. We use them every single day for talking, eating or even kissing our loved ones. Certain medical conditions, such as thrush or chapped lips, can make any of these activities embarrassing or even painful. Cellulitis is an infection caused by staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria. Most individuals have these bacteria living on their skin. When there is a cut, scrape or break in the skin, bacteria can enter the wound and cause a cellulitis infection. While cellulitis is treatable with prescription medication, there are no over-the-counter medications available for treatment. Push-ups done on the wall or the floor will strengthen your upper body and will somewhat challenge your core muscles, but doing push-ups on an exercise ball, a Bosu ball, or with medicine balls will provide a lot more core work and engage more stabilizer muscles in your body to keep you balanced on the balls. When you can master this variation, put your toes back on the floor and hold the exercise ball between your hands. You will grab the sides of the ball and squeeze as you do your push-ups to 1 inch from the top of the ball.