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.
Find answers in our in-depth report on foot problems:
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.
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.
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.