The feet are indispensable tools for everyday life. Thanks to them we are able to stay in balance, walk and dance. But few people know that the feet are very sensitive and require special care and a lot of attention. Let’s see the most common foot pathologies.

Hallux valgus

The Hallux Valgus is one of the most common problems of the female feet. It’s caused by the use of footwear with too high heels and too narrow at the tip. However often the origin is hereditary....

Hammer toes

The toes are curved upward. It’s one of the consequences of: claw foot, traumas, neurophaties, or the use of shoes too tight on the top of the feet. The distal phalanx, where the nails are situated,...

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a general term used to refer to any painful foot condition affecting the metatarsal region of the foot. The causes of these problems can be of different nature: mechanical causes (as...

Vasculopathies

Peripheral vasculopathy is always an expression of a process of atherosclerosis which is localized on the lower limbs. In the diabetic patient is one of the most frequent manifestations in terms of...

Rheumatic foot

Also the feet suffer from rheumatism that are typical in old age.This disorder is caused by a degenerative process that initially affects the cartilage and then change the very structure of the bones.Added...

Diabetic foot

Is one of the complications in patients affected by diabetes. It consists in the progressive loss of the feeling in the feet which give origin to ulcers and skin alterations that need to be kept under...

Gout

Gout is a metabolic and inflammatory disease to the joints that causes, as main symptoms, severe pains and swelling. Gout is known since the old times as the disease of the rich, because in the past...

Claw Toe

It is a very similar pathology to hammer toe.The foot looks hyperextended in the metatarsal region and on the phalanges and flexed at the interphalangeal joints.The claw toes are typical of the claw...

Charcot foot

It's a little known but serious disease of the bones of the foot, which become fragmented by deforming the limb. There are different stages of this disorder that should not be ignored neither in its...

Morton’s neuroma

The Morton’s neuroma is a metatarsalgia caused by hyperplasia (overgrowth) of a foot nerve between third and fourth metatarsal. It got its name from a doctor who in 1876 described the symptoms,...