Here's a brief overview of the structures of the foot and how they work together, plus a look at some common podiatric problems that sometimes result from normal wear and tear, overuse, or injury to the foot.
A diabetic ulcer is an open sore in which partial or full thickness of the skin is lost in a person who has diabetes. These often occur on the feet in people with diabetes mellitus. They usually are painless because the person has decreased sensation in the feet.1
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes that occurs in the extremities—the feet, legs, hands, and arms. This is the most common type of neuropathy in people with diabetes and affects about one-third to one-half of people with diabetes
Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease that causes pain and swelling in the joints. Most people with the disease also have psoriasis, a skin condition that causes red, scaly, inflamed rashes. People dealing with psoriatic arthritis may experience lots of problems below the ankles — including foot pain, heel pain, swelling and toenail changes.
Your feet are vital shock absorbers. The bottom of your foot strikes the ground with every step. When it hurts, the pain can really disrupt your life.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in children. This isn’t a surprise when you consider all the running, jumping, and playing they do—whether it’s on a soccer field or at home in their back yard
The ankle joint is affected by arthritis much less often than other joints. When patients have ankle arthritis, they have worn out the tibiotalar joint, which is the joint between the shin bone (tibia) and ankle bone (talus).
Foot pain is a very common problem. However, the challenge with foot pain is that there are many different potential causes, making it difficult at times for even health care professionals to get to the root of your discomfort. Where the pain is and how it feels—throbbing, aching, stabbing, tender, and so on—can offer clues, but given all the possible causes, symptoms may not be enough to settle on a diagnosis.
What is, actually, clinically relevant improvement for patients who’ve been treated with either exercise, injections or both for achilles tendinopathy? And for what time frame—6 weeks, 12 weeks?
You can’t walk, move, or stand comfortably, daily tasks become difficult, and your life gradually slips out of your hands. If you have unexplained foot pain, here are some common causes of foot pain