DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF THE FEET
Section I. SKELETAL AND MUSCULAR STRUCTURE OF THE FEET
Problems affecting the feet, even if minor, can be disabling. Your understanding
of such problems and their treatments can be quite valuable in relieving pain and
suffering and upgrading a unit's efficiency and readiness.
The feet are subject to a wide range of system diseases and disorders that are
also common to other body parts. These diseases and disorders are vascular,
musculoskeletal, or nervous in nature. The feet are particularly prone to diseases and
disorders brought about as a result of pressure or fungal infection. Look at figures 2-1
through 2-7 that show the skeletal and muscular structure of the feet for an
understanding of the foot problems in this lesson.
Figure 2-1. Side view of the right foot.