Common Foot Ailments

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The Foot and What Ails It.

Feet are wonderful feats of engineering! They are a strong yet flexible complex mechanical structure, a collection of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons per foot. The 52 bones in your feet make up 25% of all the bones in your body. They stand, walk and run us around our daily lives.

But there are a surprising number of things that can go wrong with our feet!

Some things are environmental and some are, unfortunately, genetic and sometimes, frequently, it’s a little bit of both! Either way, you don’t always have to suffer through it. Most times we can alleviate your symptoms and get you moving again!



Genetic Factors

There are a few genetic conditions that affect your feet and several genetic traits that make you more prone to certain foot disorders. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Club Foot;
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome;
  • Pes Cavus foot (High arches);
  • Pes Planus foot (Low arches);
  • Bunions;

To learn more about any of these, follow the links.

Environmental Factors

There are many factors that can effect the health of your feet. These include, but are not limited to:

  • weight;
  • age & mileage;
  • accident;
  • overuse;
  • extreme sports;
  • pregnancy, which loosens the ligaments;

Conditions that can develop as a result of these combined factors, include, but are not limited to:

  • plantar fasciitis;
  • Achilles endinopaty;
  • Charcot Foot;
  • Diabetes Mellitus;
  • pronation;
  • Morton’s Foot Syndrome;
  • Morton’s Neuroma;
  • Metatarsalgia;
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis;
  • Sesamoiditis;
  • Shin Splints;
  • etc.

Please follow the links to find out more about these and more common foot disorders.

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