Home > Medical > Foot health > FAQs FAQs All sections in Feet » About Feet » Common Foot Problems » Diabetic Feet » FAQs » General » Health Tips » Kid's Feet » Multimedia » Sportsmen's Feet » Stressed Feet What are plantar warts and how can I get rid of them? Plantar warts are hard, tough, horny growths that appear on the plantar surface (sole) of the foot. How many bones do I have in my feet? There are 52 bones in your two feet altogether. What are bunions? A bunion is a painful enlargement at the joint of the big toe. The skin over the joint becomes swollen and can be very tender. Ask Podiatrist » Quiz Foot problems? » Join Body Talk » Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Keep your feet happy in winter The horror of high heels What are flat feet? The best visual example of an overpronated foot is what is normally called a flat foot. This may in itself not be painful. What should I look out for when buying shoes? Comfort, the right size, and only then fashion considerations. Are foot problems hereditary? Sometimes foot problems run in families, but anyone can get them. Why is footcare so important for diabetics? It is much better for diabetics to avoid getting foot ulcers than to try and treat them later. Do women have more foot problems than men do? On average, women have four times more foot problems than men do. Why do my feet swell on overnight flights? This fluid retention, also called oedema, occurs when fluid is retained between the cells of the body. What are corns and calluses? When there is excessive pressure or friction on the skin, calluses and corns form to protect the skin and the structures beneath it. Calluses on the feet can develop into corns. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash!