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Introduction to Foot Health

Annotation:American Podiatric Medical Association - Provides an introduction to foot care issues and tips for good foot health.

Annotation:FootCareMD, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society - Provides an introduction to the anatomy and the problems of the adult foot.

Annotation:FootCareMD, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society - Extensive glossary of medical and common terms related to the foot and ankle.

Annotation:The Visual Dictionary - A graphical representation with description of the bones in the foot.

Annotation:American Academy of Family Physicians - A chart of symptoms of foot conditions, with possible diagnoses and self-care, where possible, or an indication of the need for urgent medical care.

Annotation:FootCareMD, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society - Designed for the non-specialist/layperson, this site covers the range of foot and ankle ailments, from corns and bunions to plantar fascitis and arthritis, and of foot skin conditions, such as athlete’s foot and nail fungus.

Annotation:FootHealthFacts, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Allows you to search by category (women, men, athletes, diabetic patients, etc.), or alphabetically by specific topic. Links to podcasts and YouTube videos for some topics.

Annotation:Prevalence of Bunions Increases with Age; More Common in Women MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine - Features resources on subjects including corns, bunions, and ingrown toenails as well as toe joint problems, toe fractures, and dislocations.

Annotation:American College of Rheumatology - Reports on research that determined that hallux valgus, or bunion deformity, was a common condition, which progressively reduced both general and foot-specific health related quality of life.

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