Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. The foot and ankle combine flexibility with stability because of the many bones, their shapes and their attachments. Lesions of the ankle and foot can alter the mechanics of gait and as a result, cause stress on other lower limb joints.
At least 80% of the population has foot problems. These problems can often be corrected by proper assessment, treatment and care of the feet.