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How Common are Foot Problems?

In the United States, up to 87% of people have painful feet at some time in their lives. Most of these problems derive from poorly fitting shoes, such as pointy-toed or high-heeled shoes. Older or obese people, women, and people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, or knee, hip, or back pain have much higher rates of foot problems. For women, pain in the toes and ball of the foot is much more common than in men, and it gets worse with age.

One in three people over the age of 65 has foot pain, stiffness, or aching feet. 

Older people are more likely to have foot pain if they also have a chronic disease. The pain most often comes from corns, calluses, and toe deformities, of which 75% are

bunions. As much as one third of older people have a bunion. About 30% of older people with foot pain have calluses and about 15% have corns on their toes.

It has been estimated that one-third of all older people have fungal infections in a toenail. The likelihood of having a fungus infection is even higher in older people with diabetes, psoriasis, reduced immunity, poor circulation, or obesity. 

Foot pain in younger people tends to come from aching muscles and stress on bones.

The following pictures represent a variety of conditions that cause the pressure of a plain flat top sheet to be intolerable. Click on them for further discussion.

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