Each foot on the human body has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. With so many moving parts, it’s no surprise that foot disorders and injuries occur so frequently. The majority of foot disorders are the result of abnormal function of joints, or the structures just outside of the joints. Some of the more common foot problems include; bunions, fractures, great toe arthritis, hammer toe, heal pain, and flat feet (also known as fallen arches).
There are many potential causes of foot disorders. Some of the most common include injury, poor fitting shoes, simple aging, and being overweight, which can increase the chances of having foot problems over time.
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