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Foot Bone Problems & Conditions: Your Complete Guide

Our bones are strong and durable, however, if they are not taken care of they can become weak and brittle.

Our feet hold over 25% of all the bones in our body. The bones in the feet work with the muscles, tendons and ligaments, which allows mobility, stabilization and balance. We may not realize it, but we rely heavily on the bones in our feet to live day to day.

Use this section to learn about problems and conditions that can affect the bones of the foot. Many times, there are preventive measures you can take to avoid problems altogether.

You’ll find information like this, plus additional info such as symptoms and causes of various injuries that can occur to the bones. To get started, click on the title of the article that interests you below.

Bone Problems & Conditions of the Foot:

  • Compound Fracture of the Ankle and/or Foot

    A compound fracture of the ankle or foot occurs when a broken bone injury is severe enough that a bone fragment or the end of a broken bone sticks out through the skin or is otherwise exposed to the open air and/or visible to the naked eye. This kind of injury is also known as […]

  • Osteoporosis in Your Ankle and Foot

    For those who suffer from it, the degenerative bone condition known as osteoporosis is one of the more significant aspects of aging. Most of us lose a little bit of bone mass as we get older, but the bones of people who suffer from osteoporosis become brittle and can break from even mild impact. Osteoporosis […]

  • Tarsal Coalition — Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Find out if your child is suffering from this rare condition by learning more about the symptoms and signs of this condition.

  • Sesamoiditis Of The Foot: Your Complete Guide

    Sesamoiditis is condition that affects the sesamoid bones and can occur in people young to old. Learn more about these bones and the condition that may cause pain and disability.

  • Bone Tumor of the Foot — Symptoms and Causes

    While bone tumors are rare, they can develop and causes symptoms such as pain. Read on to learn if you may have a bone tumor.

  • Kohler’s Disease — Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis

    Kohler’s disease is a rare disease that affects boys more often than girls. Learn about the symptoms, prognosis, treatment options, and more.

  • Jones Fracture — Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    This injury is more serious than other types of fractures that occur in our feet. Learn about the symptoms, treatment options and what causes this type of fracture to occur.

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There are five metatarsals in all. The metatarsals are the long bones located in our feet, between the tarsal (ankle) bones and the phalanges (toes).

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