Foot Center

General Overview

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

InDepth

Find answers in our in-depth report on foot problems:

Diagnosis and Treatment

Living With Foot Problems

In her own words: living with bunions

Read how a 27-year-old woman deals with the pain associated with bunions.

Heels that hurt

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

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Foot problems: could you be wearing the wrong shoes?

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.

How do you choose the right athletic shoe?

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.

Related Conditions

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