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What are the Most Common Foot Problems?

What are the Most Common Foot Problems?

What are the most common foot problems? Which do occur in the majority of cases? Well, the most common foot problems include conditions such as athlete’s foot, bunions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, blisters, and corns.

What are the Most Common Foot Problems?

The most common foot problems are a real pain — literally. They occur for a variety of reasons. And, some are far more severe than others. So, let’s take a quick look at the most common foot problems:

  • Athlete’s foot. A fungal infect that’s known as highly contagious, athlete’s foot is perhaps the most well-known foot problem. It’s characterized by itching, cracking, blistering, and peeling. It spreads around the feet and requires antifungal treatment.
  • A bump on the big toe joint, a bunion can easily be caused by wearing tight footwear. It usually appears on the side of the foot, is tender, might callus, and cause discomfort or pain in the big toe. Ice is one way a bunion is treated but it usually requires changing footwear to prevent it from happening again.
  • Ingrown toenails. Another very common condition is an ingrown toenail. It’s often painful and can easily reoccur over and over again. It’s characterized by a nail growing into the groove. Like bunions, one treatment for ingrown toenail is to wear the right fitting shoes. Ingrown toenail also might require an outpatient procedure to fix it.
  • Plantar fasciitis. This causes pain in the heel due to inflammation. Unlike other conditions, plantar fasciitis doesn’t have a clear-cut cause. This might be treated with simple stretches and even physical therapy.