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How common are foot problems?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
All told, more than three out of four Americans will suffer some kind of foot ailment in their lifetimes. In 2006, 9.6 million people saw a physician for foot pain or a foot injury. And there are more than 300 types of foot problems that can develop.

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