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Common Foot Conditions

March 2022

Foot pain is never normal. Bearing the brunt of your entire body's weight, when your feet ache, your entire body aches. With the proper assessment and treatment, most foot problems can be treated successfully.


A Chiropodist will provide a comprehensive assessment and evaluate your signs and symptoms in order to provide you with an individualized treatment plan for you to return you to those activities you enjoy the most! From routine foot check-ups, to treatments and surgery, Chiropodists are equipped to handle your podiatry needs.

Special attention needs to be placed on those affected with diabetes as their feet are vulnerable to circulatory and nerve damage which can lead to wounds, ulceration, and amputations. Seeing a chiropodists as soon as possible is extremely important.

For your personal use, we have created a list of common foot and ankle conditions.

Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following categories:

  • Acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot.
  • Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve one or more joint.
  • Congenital foot problems, which occur at birth and are generally inherited. Infectious foot problems, which are caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal disorders.
  • Neoplastic disorders, usually called tumors, which are the result of abnormal growth of tissue and may be benign or malignant.
  • Traumatic foot problems, which are associated with foot and ankle injuries.

Foot and ankle problems can be divided into the following description:

Dermatological: disorder of the nails and skin.

  • Fungal Nails, Ingrown Nails, Thick Nails, Black Nails
  • Callous, Corns, Warts, Ganglions, Athletes Foot, Rash, Psoriasis
  • Wounds, Ulcers
Neurological: nerves including autonomic, sympathetic, motor
  • Neuropathy, Morton’s Neuroma, Plantar Digital Neuritis, Charcot Foot

Vascular: circulation including arteries, veins & lymph.

  • Varicose veins, red-blue-white toes, Ischemic feet,
Musculoskeletal: bone, joints, ligaments & tendons.
  • Heel Pain & Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Bunions, Hammer Toes, Sesamoiditis, Shin Splints, Stress Fracture, Flat Feet, High Arched Feet, Achilles Tendon, Ankle Sprains and Instabilities, Arthritics, Osteaoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Abnormal and Intoeing gait, Metatarsalgia

OSC, T. (n.d.). Common Foot Conditions - Ontario Society of Chiropodists. Ontario Society of Chiropodists. Retrieved February 9, 2022 

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