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!
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);
To learn more about any of these, follow the links.
There are many factors that can effect the health of your feet. These include, but are not limited to:
- age & mileage;
- 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;
- Morton’s Foot Syndrome;
- Morton’s Neuroma;
- Rheumatoid Arthritis;
- Shin Splints;
Please follow the links to find out more about these and more common foot disorders.