The major types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis.
A broken ankle is also known as an ankle "fracture." This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken.
A bunion is a painful bony bump that develops on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint. Bunions are often referred to as hallux valgus.
Most foot problems that people with diabetes face arise from two serious complications of the disease: nerve damage and poor circulation.
Hammertoes are a contracture of the toes as a result of a muscle imbalance between the tendons on the top and the tendons on the bottom of the toe.