Foot Health

When people aren't feeling well, we wish them a speedy recovery – to see them back on their feet again soon. And yet, we're often unaware of the intricate pedals so central to our mobility until they give out on us - Rachel Pomerance Berl

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Steps to Better Foot Health

Are your feet healthy?

Even people who try to cover all the bases—avoiding fattening foods, hitting the gym and wearing sunscreen—may not be able to answer yes. Doctors say people often ignore persistent but minor foot complaints, which can later develop into bigger problems, like lower back pain. Some common foot problems can mask underlying issues that are correctable if addressed early. Tender feet might be a sign of a pinched nerve, for example, or bunions might stem from weak arches. Other foot ailments, such as sores that don't heal, can point to a more serious condition, such as diabetes.

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 Steps to Better Foot Health

Foot pain can signal big and small problems. Even how you get out of bed matters.

7 Foot Problems That Can Be Serious

These seemingly harmless conditions can signal real health issues. features an extensive listing of foot disorders, each fully described in non-technical terms for easy identification. This listing includes both general foot conditions as well as special sections for serious disorders such as diabetes, and arthritis. Also featured is a listing of the known causes and symptoms for each problem and recommended solutions for treatment and prevention. In addition, you can subscribe to Footprints, a free weekly newsletter designed to provide you with the latest health and wellness information.


FootCareMD is your source for reliable information on foot and ankle conditions and treatments. All content was developed and peer reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery. FootCareMD is overseen by the AOFAS Public Education Committee and maintained by AOFAS staff.

FootEducation was created by orthopaedic surgeons to provide patients and medical providers with current and accurate information on foot and ankle conditions and their treatments. The contributors to this site are all board certified orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in treating patients with foot and ankle problems.

Foot Health Facts

Looking for the most reliable foot and ankle health information on the Internet? Need a foot and ankle surgeon in your area? Visit, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon's consumer information website.

Institute for Preventive Foot Health

The Institute for Preventive Foot Health (IPFH) is a non-profit private foundation committed to raising awareness about the importance of caring for the feet through education, research and the identification of methods demonstrated by clinical research to prevent, treat and manage painful conditions and diseases affecting the feet, mobility, functional status and quality of life. - See more at:

Painful Feet

Welcome to, where we take a non-medical look at foot pains, problems such as Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs. As a sufferer of plantar pain myself for several years now, I found it hard to get information on the Internet that was not too “technical” or “medical”, hence this website was created to help you, the people with painful feet, get information and impartial reviews of products or treatments that could help you.

Heel That Pain

Our story begins with thirty long, patient years of dedicated research by a world-class physician who had set himself the task of developing an invention that would relieve plantar fasciitis sufferers from acute and chronic heel pain. After three decades of design and testing, the Fascia-Bar™ was perfected and Heel That Pain was founded upon being awarded the patent for this revolutionary medical technology.

The Plantar Fasciitis Survival Guide

The Authority in Plantar Fasciitis Treatment. The ultimate tool for everyday people to fix their heel pain!

American Podiatric Medical Association

Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.

International Council on Active Aging

Older adults are at very high risk for foot problems. In one study 87% of older people reported atleast one foot problem. Feet widen and flatten, and the fat padding on the sole of the foot wears down as people age. Older people's skin is alsodryer. Foot pain, in fact, can be the first sign of trouble in many illnesses related to aging, such as arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory disease. Foot problems can also impair balance and function in older adults.

9 Things Your Feet Reveal About Your Health

Here, we reveal what could be lurking behind your most common foot concerns. If you see something familiar on the list, it’s best to get it checked by your doc or podiatrist before attempting any treatment.

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