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The Ultimate Foot Care Guide


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 Care

Ankle Resources

Athlete’s Foot

Ball of Foot Pain


Diabetic Foot

Flat Feet

Heel Pain

Knee Pain

Plantar fasciitis

Smelly Feet

Swollen Feet

Toe Pain

Dr Christine Nolan is the CEO and founder of Footdiagnosis.com. She also has extensive clinical experience and is therefore uniquely qualified to detect and manage diseases of the lower extremities including those related to peripheral arterial disease and diabetes.