Home > Medical > Foot health > About feet About feet All sections in Feet » About Feet » Common Foot Problems » Diabetic Feet » FAQs » General » Health Tips » Kid's Feet » Multimedia » Sportsmen's Feet » Stressed Feet Solving the medical mystery of cold feet If you've ever been booted out of bed because of your icy feet, new research may help explain your plight. Flip-flops may damage feet People of all ages wear flip-flops, but this type of footwear can cause pain and injury when worn for long periods of time, while walking on concrete or when playing sports, experts warn. Fish pedicures can cause bacterial infections "Fish pedicures" in health spas can expose recipients to a host of pathogens and bacterial infections, a team of researchers warns. Ask Podiatrist » Quiz Foot problems? » Join Body Talk » Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Keep your feet happy in winter The horror of high heels NSPCA wants fish pedicure claims investigated The National Council of SPCAs has asked the health department to investigate whether "fish pedicures" pose health risks. Your ankles The ankle is a mechanical miracle. It is flexible and resilient, serves as a foundation and propels you forward. But ankles can also become swollen, strained or sprained. Your heels The heel forms the base of one of the arches that supports the body when you move around. It is also the first point of contact that your foot has with the ground. Your bones The foot and the ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments between them. Problems with the foot bones include "flat feet", fractures, metatarsalgia and bonespurs. New treatment for painful flat feet A research team has made an advance in understanding the causes of adult-acquired flat feet - a painful condition particularly affecting middle-aged women. Your toenails Nails, both those on the hands and feet, are the only skin appendages that are not located in the skin itself. There are a few conditions that affect the toenails. Do you have dry feet in summer? The skin on your feet plays an essential role in your mobility. Skin infections, corns and calluses, blisters, warts and fungal infections can really make your life difficult. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?