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Podiatry

The foot is an intricate structure containing 25 bones with 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and multiple tendons that hold the structure together and allow it to move in a variety of ways. Women have about four times as many foot problems as men; lifelong patterns of wearing high heels often are the culprit.

According to The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the average person will walk nearly 100,000 miles in a lifetime, between three to four times the earth's circumference. With walking that many miles, it makes sense that eight in 10 Americans have experienced foot problems. Conditions that podiatrists treat include: fractures, sprains, bunions, hammertoes, nail disorders, arthritis, heel pain and foot problems caused by diabetes.

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