Athlete's foot has accomplished an impressive feat.
It's radiated from a rare condition to one lurking in almost every slipper. The fungus now infects 1 in 5 of the world's population.
Anyone can get the itchy rash, from swimmers to care home residents.
At the start, the symptoms are mild.
Most won't know about the fungal takeover — one of its secrets of success.
And if it reaches your nails, well then you do have a problem.
This foot pain chart focuses on bottom of your foot ache.
After all, your sole is the veneer between your delicate body and the cold, cruel ground.
(And is, without doubt, the foot part I treat the most)
Loaded with bones, nerves and flesh; there's a lot to go wrong.
So from stretched heel tendons to fat angry toe nerves, these conditions are the ones that I see often.
Got toothache pain in your lower leg?
Or is it more like one of those fat pet rats, gnawing your shin bone like a corn cob?
It's probably shin splints — the scourge of (new) runners.
Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, it's triggered by doing too much, too soon.
Now, there are other causes of that dull, heavy throb. But shin splints is by far the most common.
I love curing corns. It gives instant agony relief.
Someone who hobbled along 20 minutes ago — suddenly walks with a spring in their step.
But why are corns so painful?
I get asked this a lot, and I understand why.
Well, you requested, I delivered. Here's why corns hurt so much
(And what you can do about it)