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Foot Injuries and Disorders

Summary

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. No wonder a lot of things can go wrong. Here are a few common problems:

  • Bunions – hard, painful bumps on the big toe joint
  • Corns and calluses – thickened skin from friction or pressure
  • Plantar warts – warts on the soles of your feet
  • Fallen arches – also called flat feet

Ill-fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.

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