Foot Problems and Care Directory
Problems of the feet range from minor to serious. Swelling, stiffness, pain, calluses, blisters, and sprains can usually be treated at home by by removing restrictions such as jewelry, using compresses, elevating the foot, keeping pressure off the injury, rubbing with a towel after a bath or shower, and taking a break from activities that cause symptoms. It's important to wear proper footwear and to do exercises that ease strains. If running or another high-impact sport is causing foot pain, switch temporarily to a low-impact exercise activity. Over-the-counter pain reducers may help. Underlying diseases including diabetes and gout may cause foot problems such as pain and inflammation. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about foot problems, how to identify and treat foot problems, and much more.
Nail Problems and Injuries-Home Treatment
Home treatment for nail injuries can help relieve pain, prevent infection, and promote healing.
Toe, Foot, and Ankle Problems, Noninjury-Check Your Symptoms
Check your symptoms of noninjury toe, foot, and ankle problems.
Toe, Foot, and Ankle Injuries-Prevention
Tips to help prevent toe, foot, or ankle injuries.
Toe, Foot, and Ankle Problems, Noninjury-Topic Overview
Everyone has had a minor problem with a toe, foot, or ankle. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear or overuse.
Tips to Avoid Foot Pain From High Heels
Experts discuss foot care techniques to cope with the painful consequences of wearing high heels.
Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy?
Doctors and consumers give their views on Crocs: Are the clog-like shoes in bright colors good for your feet?
Flip-Flops Comfy but Beware of Foot Pain
Experts give flip-flops thumbs up for the poolside, thumbs down for foot pain.
The Risks of Spa Treatments
Though indulging in a spa sounds nice, all also have the potential to pose not-so-nice public health risks.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Pictures of Common Foot Problems
See pictures of bunions, corns, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems – and learn what treatments may help these conditions.
Feet (Human Anatomy): Bones, Tendons, Ligaments, and More
WebMD's Feet Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the parts of the feet and explains their function.
Slideshow: The Worst Shoes for Your Feet
Stillettos, platforms, or flip-flops…which are the worst for your feet? Pictures show the hottest styles and illustrate how damage and foot pain can occur.
Slideshow: Gout -- Learn About the Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
See what gout looks like, and learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this painful form of arthritis -- including how to avoid gout attacks through medication, diet, and lifestyle changes.
Foot Pain Quiz: What's Causing Your Aching Feet?
Do your feet hurt? Take our quiz to learn the truth about bunions, heel pain, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, and blisters and lots of other facts about foot pain.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Toenail Fungus
Do you know what's going on with your yellow, thick toenails? Take this quiz to see how much you know about toenail fungus.