Frantz R. Melio
Corns andCaMuses Pi.antar.wa.rts TineaPedis Onychomycosis
Onycho.crYPtosis (Ingro.wn. To.en.ai!)
Plantar. .Fasciitis Tarsal. ..TunnelSyndrome
Ganqlions Tendon Lesions
Plantar .InterdiqitalNeuroma. .(Morton's. Neuroma)
Immersion.. Foot. (Trench. Foot)
Foot.. Lesions Indicative ..of. Disseminated Disease Chapter. References
In 1990 the National Center for Health Statistics conducted a National Health Interview Survey that included a list of the three most common podiatric problems: bunions, corns and calluses, and ingrown toenails. In response, 13.2 out of 1000 people reported being afflicted by bunions, 24.5 per 1000 with ingrown toenails, and 20 per 1000 with corns or calluses. Advanced age, poverty, and female gender were associated with increased risk for these diseases. It is thus apparent that chronic foot problems play an important role in U.S. health care.1 Patients with chronic or complicated foot problems generally should be referred to a dermatolgist, orthopedist, general surgeon, or podiatrist, depending on disease and local resources.
Was this article helpful?
This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.