Diseases Of The Foot

There are a whole host of diseases of the foot. Actually, there are so many, it’s difficult to list them all (and even more so, to explain what they are and what they mean). When we think of foot diseases, most people think about things like broken bones, ingrown toenails, and even corns and calluses. But, there are many more. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the most common foot diseases.

Why Diseases of the Foot Matter

Our feet are the real workhorses of our bodies. Think about just how many steps you take in an average day. (Hint: you walk, on average, Americans walk between 5,000 to 7,000 steps per day. If you are above average, you walk up to 10,000.)

So, with this amount of work, your feet take on a lot of stress each and every day. And, if your feet and/or ankles have problems, this will have a negative impact on the rest of your body.

Common Foot Diseases

Some of the most harmful foot diseases include hand, foot, and mouth disease, foot deformities, diabetic feet, onychomycosis, and fractures. Here are some other common foot diseases:

  1. Hammer’s toe.
  2. Corns
  3. Calluses
  4. Gout
  5. Plantar fasciitis.
  6. Plantar wart.
  7. Podalgia
  8. Metatarsalgia
  9. Calcaneal spur.
  10. Morton’s neuroma.
  11. Freiberg disease.
  12. Paronychia
  13. Burning feet syndrome.

However, this is not a complete or exhaustive list. If you have any problems with your feet and/or ankles, be sure to see a doctor right away for advice about what to do.