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About feet

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.

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.

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