We think feet are incredible pieces of engineering! Along with a complicated system of muscles, tendons and ligaments, your feet are made up of 52 separate bones. Encompassing them is specially adapted skin that, on the soles, has evolved to be thicker than anywhere else on the body.
Unfortunately, we often only notice our feet when something goes wrong – a situation a significant number of the adult population have found themselves in at one time or another.
In this section, you can find out how to help keep your feet looking – and feeling – their best. There’s also information about common foot conditions, how to treat them and some tips on avoiding them all together.
Your feet are with you throughout your life, and coping with them as they grow or age is important. In certain circumstances they may need extra attention, such as during pregnancy or you have a medical condition such as diabetes.