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Ask the Expert: Podiatrists Answer Your Questions on Foot Care

Forty-seven percent of Americans suffer from a foot ailment, but only 26 percent have actually seen a podiatrist. Are you among the many who have ignored their feet for too long? Submit your foot health question using the online form. and one of APMA's expert podiatrists will answer your question.

Review Date: June 22, 2012

American Podiatric Medical Association

Bunions

A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)

A bump on the side of the big toe, or bunion, is a common foot deformity that may eventually cause pain. Learn about surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Review Date: October 12, 2011

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Common Foot Problems and What to Do About Them- (PDF)

Athlete's foot, ingrown toenails and warts are all common foot problems. Find some simple remedies to help you prevent and deal with these problems.

Review Date: June 22, 2012

American Podiatric Medical Association

Corns and Calluses

If you're healthy, you only need treatment for corns and calluses if they cause discomfort. For most people, simply eliminating the source of friction or pressure makes corns and calluses disappear. Read more to find lifestyle remedies and prevention tips.

Review Date: July 31, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Find a Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Search by city, state, and name to find a foot and ankle surgeon.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Find a Podiatrist (Foot Doctor)

Find an American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) member physician in your area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Podiatric Medical Association

Flexible Flatfoot in Children

Do your child's feet look flat when he or she is standing? This document details symptoms and treatment options for a condition that most children eventually outgrow without any problems.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Foot Health Facts

This site provides information about heel pain (plantar fasciitis), toe and metatarsal fractures, ingrown toenails, tendon injuries and more.

Review Date: March 24, 2013

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Foot Swelling When Traveling

Swelling (edema) of the feet is common during long airline flights. The main factor that contributes to the problem is physical inactivity.

Review Date: October 29, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Fungal Infections

This article describes several types of fungal infections including tinea, athlete's foot, jock itch and candida. Find tips on how to recognize and, if possible, to prevent these infections.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Learn how you can prevent heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

Review Date: June 21, 2012

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths on the soles of your feet caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which enters your body through tiny cuts and breaks in your skin. Learn how to reduce your risk of plantar warts.

Review Date: August 07, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Tinea Infections: Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch and Ringworm

This online fact sheet defines tinea, a fungus that can grow on skin, hair or nails. Tinea transmission, affected body areas, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and potential health consequences are discussed.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians