Foot Care from A to Z

Thomas P. Lyman, BS; Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FAPWCA


Dermatology Nursing 

In This Article


This continuing nursing educational (CNE) activity is designed for nurses and other health care providers who care for and educate patients and their families regarding foot care. For those wishing to obtain contact hour credit, an evaluation follows. After studying the information presented in this article, the nurse will be able to:

  1. Discuss foot conditions such as bunions, corns, and calluses.

  2. Define plantar fasciitis, peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, and tarsal tunnel syndrome.

  3. Identify ingrown nails, lymphedema, and neuroma.

  4. Describe tinea pedis, ulcers, warts, and xerosis.

There are over 26 bones, 33 joints, and 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the foot. Some of the more common office-based lower-extremity conditions are presented.