Home > Medical > Foot health Foot health All sections in Feet » About Feet » Common Foot Problems » Diabetic Feet » FAQs » General » Health Tips » Kid's Feet » Multimedia » Sportsmen's Feet » Stressed Feet 13 reasons why your ankles are swollen Are your feet or ankles feeling swollen, heavy and bloated? Here are some causes to look out for. Injuries from high heels on the rise Foot and ankle exercises Do you have dry feet in summer? Home pedicure See All Foot health News » Foot health Overview Foot care for diabetics Your heels Your ankles Do you have dry feet in summer? Your toenails What is Foot health? About three-quarters of people will experience some foot problems during their lives. On average, women have four times more foot problems than men. Corns and calluses are very common foot ailments, as are ingrown toenails, foot infections and ankle fractures, strains and sprains. Feet that are enclosed in shoes can be prone to fungal infections, and certain fashionable shoes, such as high heels, can cause a variety of foot problems. Any shoes that don't fit properly, can lead to foot issues, such as blisters, corns, calluses and bunions. Foot ulcers of any kind can be very dangerous to diabetics. Choosing the correct shoes is vital to foot health throughout life and comfort should take precedence over high fashion. Find out when to visit a podiatrist and discover the causes, symptoms and treatment of common foot conditions like plantar fasciitis, heel pain, athletes foot and more. Take Action Ask Podiatrist » Quiz Foot problems? » Join Body Talk » Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Keep your feet happy in winter The horror of high heels advertisement About feet Solving the medical mystery of cold feet Flip-flops may damage feet Fish pedicures can cause bacterial infections NSPCA wants fish pedicure claims investigated See All About feet » Diabetic feet Foot care for diabetics See All Diabetic feet » General Incorrect shoes the biggest pain for athletes Swollen feet during air travel 4 quick in-flight exercises Foot and ankle exercises See All General » Kids' feet What's best for children's feet? How to choose children’s shoes Keeping kids' feet fit A journey of steps See All Kids' feet » Stressed feet Reflexology: footsteps to health The reflexology treatment What is therapeutic reflexology? See All Stressed feet » Common foot problems How your job could be affecting your feet Foot aches and pains during pregnancy Neuromas Plantar fasciitis - from Natural Standard See All Common foot problems » FAQs What are plantar warts and how can I get rid of them? How many bones do I have in my feet? What are bunions? What are flat feet? See All FAQs » Health tips Are your feet a knockout? Are your heels cracking you up? Your dirtiest foot forward From top to toe See All Health tips » Sportsman's feet Incorrect shoes the biggest pain for athletes See All Sportsman's feet » Tools Assess your risk for foot problems See All Tools » From our sponsors Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back!