Ankle pain is normally caused by an accident, walking on uneven surfaces, playing sports or someone standing on the foot.
Arch pain (usually Plantar Fasciitis) is pain that is usually felt first thing in the morning or after rising from a prolonged resting position. The pain usually increases following an increase in activity involving the feet.
Achilles pain is usually a result of tendinitis caused by tight or fatigued calf muscles which transfer too much of the burden of walking or running to the Achilles tendon.
Cracked heels are a common foot problem often caused by dry skin around the heel, which can be further complicated by the presence of callous around the heel. If left untreated, a crack in the skin may develop into a fissure (open, deep crack). This may in turn cause pain and bleeding, as well as increasing the possibility of an infection in that area.
Corns and calluses are some of the most common problems seen by Podiatrists. They occur as a result of pressure on the skin.Your body responds to the pressure by building more skin, for protection. However if the pressure on the skin continues then the skin thickens further and can become painful.
A ganglion cyst is a benign tumor, or lump that can occur anywhere on the body but most commonly found on the hands and on the feet. It is a sac filled with fluid that arises from either a joint or from a tendon.