Your foot has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and at least 50 ligaments and tendons. All of these parts work together in an intricate way, and each part is critical in moving you through your daily life. Your feet are more prone to injury than any other part of your body because they bear hundreds of tons of force every day. In fact, foot ailments are one the most common health problems we face today.
Foot pain can be caused by disease, injuries or shoes that don’t fit properly. While some foot problems can be traced to heredity, many result from a long period of abuse and neglect.
Did you know that serious diseases are sometimes first detected in the feet? Diseases like diabetes, circulatory disorders, anemia, and kidney problems, visa, gout, can be noticed first in the feet.
Find out more about some common foot problems we treat here. Remember—foot pain is not normal. See your podiatrist if your feet are causing you pain.