Common Foot Disorders

Foot disorders are so prevalent in the population that the American Podiatric Medical Association estimates that approximately 75% of all Americans will undergo some type of foot problem at some time in their life.

The human foot is a complex part of the body.  Each foot has more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments plus 26 bones.  Unfortunately we tend not to care for our feet until they hurt and many cases of foot disorders are the result of negligence or abuse.  Foot disorders also result from disabilities or congenital problems.

If diagnosed early and correctly treated, foot disorders can be prevented from deteriorating, becoming very painful or even incapacitating. In some cases foot disorders can be warning signs of serious ailments like diabetes or nerve problems, making early detection and treatment even more important.

Here are the categories for common foot disorders, their symptoms, causes and treatment.

  • Foot Skin Disorders - Most skin problems that affect your feet are more annoying than they are serious. If you have Read More
  • Bone and Joint DisordersRead More
  • Foot Nerve DisordersRead More
  • Systemic Foot DisordersRead More

This information is intended to explain the treatment and for general purposes only. Specific questions or concerns should always be directed to your doctor, who can explain possible risks or side effects. Your physician can explain if this treatment is appropriate for you.