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.
Arthritis Footcare - It's In the Shoes
Arthritis footcare is "in the shoes."
Written for physicians, this article is a doctor's guide to early identification of foot problems in persons with diabetes.
Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes, and Your Feet
Peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes can be a big problem for your feet. Find out from the experts at WebMD how to prevent foot problems with proper foot care.
Arthritis and Gout
Gout can cause serious pain in your big toe, or in other joints, and it can last for days. Learn more about this condition and what causes it.
Dying to Be Beautiful
Beauty may be only skin-deep, but dangers associated with some beauty procedures can cause damage to the core.
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?
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.
Back on Track
When my running turned to plodding, I turned to a professional coach for help. I got more than I expected.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.
Gout Pictures -- 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.
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.
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.