The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and 126 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Most problems are due to neglect and improper care, including ill-fitting shoes. About 75% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. More
Find answers in our in-depth report on foot problems:
Diagnosis and Treatment
Living With Foot Problems
Read how a 27-year-old woman deals with the pain associated with bunions.
Heel pain is commonly caused by a disorder called plantar fasciitis. Whether you are a regular runner, weekend athlete, or someone working in your yard, find out what you can do to prevent this painful condition.
Preventing Foot Problems
Footwear that is too tight, too loose, excessively airtight, or shaped in unnatural ways can cause or aggravate foot problems. Read here to find out how to find shoes that will not contribute to foot problems.
You can reduce your risk of injury and feel comfortable by wearing athletic shoes that fit properly and are made for the activities you participate in. Find out how.
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