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.
WebMD takes a look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of metatarsalgia, a common sports injury that causes inflammation in the upper foot region.
Fallen Arches: Causes, Treatments, and Managing Foot Pain
WebMD explains why fallen arches and flat feet happen, what effects they have on the body, and how to manage them.
Do I Need Shoe Orthotics for My Foot Pain?
If you have foot pain, it can be hard to know if over-the-counter shoe inserts will help or if prescription orthotics are needed. We help you figure out how to make the right decision.
What Is Clubfoot? How do I know If My Baby Has It?
Babies who are born with a foot that’s twisted inward and downward have a birth defect called clubfoot. Find out what may cause it and how doctors fix it before babies learn to walk.
Tips to Avoid Foot Pain From High Heels
Experts discuss foot care techniques to cope with the painful consequences of wearing high heels.
Women’s Foot and Nail Care
Pretty feet have been sexy for centuries. Fortunately, there are many over-the counter products to soothe, treat, and protect your feet. Here's what you need to know about foot care.
What's New: Advances for Healthy Feet
WebMD looks at foot care, from keeping feet smooth to preventing smelly feet, and treating athlete's foot and nail fungus.
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?
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
Stilettos, platforms, or flip-flops. … Which are the worst for your feet? Pictures show the hottest styles and show how damage and foot pain can happen.
Slideshow: Gout -- Learn About the Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
This WebMD slideshow helps you understand what gout looks like - and how this form of arthritis is treated.
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.