Common foot injuries and diseases

Foot & ankle specialists

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Therefore, many health problems can affect you. Among the most common are:

  • Bunions: Hard and painful mass in the joint of the big toe of the foot
  • Calluses and calluses: Thickening of the skin due to friction or pressure
  • Plantar Warts: Warts on the sole of the foot
  • Fall of the arch: Also known as flat feet

Wearing the wrong shoes often causes these problems. Being older and being overweight also increase the chances of foot problems.

  1. Burning Feet (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
  2. Foot drop (Medical Encyclopedia)
  3. Foot pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  4. Foot Joint Pain (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)
  5. Foot Joint Swelling (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)
  6. Acute inflammation (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)
  7. Cold Feet (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)


Source:  MedlinePlus

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