Common foot problems

A guide to coping with corns and calluses

Corns and calluses can hurt, and can lead to serious problems in people with diabetes or decreased circulation, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Foot aches and pains during pregnancy

While morning sickness, fatigue, and back pain are regular complaints during pregnancy, foot problems are just as common, mostly during the last trimester.


Neuromas are enlarged, benign growths of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. They are caused by bones and other tissue rubbing against the nerves.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia on the sole of the foot.

Athlete's foot

Athlete's foot refers to a dermatophyte infection of the spaces between the toes, usually between the fourth and fifth toes.

Ingrown toenails

It is a painful condition in which the side of the toenail appears to grow into the skin.

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