How are the feet structured?
The foot is a complex and hard-working structure made up of 26 bones, more than 30 small joints and many muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves that all work together. Read more
What causes foot pain?
Feet and ankles can be affected by several types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. Read more
Other kinds of foot problems
Different areas of the feet can be affected by different conditions, for example plantar heel syndrome, bunions and hammer toes. Read more
Should I seek professional help?
For most people foot problems come and go without treatment or respond well to self-treatment. If you have a condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma, you should discuss any new foot problems with a doctor or a podiatrist. Read more
How can I help myself when I have foot pain?
A regular footcare routine can help to keep foot problems to a minimum, but it's best to seek professional advice about footcare if you have a specific condition or are taking steroids. Read more
What treatments are there for foot pain?
Most foot problems will be helped by finding footwear that's more roomy and comfortable, and by losing weight if you're overweight, but other treatments include painkillers, steroid injections or surgery. Read more
Exercises to manage foot pain
Exercises to help ease foot pain and reduce the risk of future injuries. Read more
What footwear should I choose?
Getting the right footwear will make a difference for almost all foot problems and the importance of appropriate footwear shouldn't be underestimated. Read more