When it comes to exercise, we tend to take our feet for granted.  But this is a mistake. Many people don't realise the huge pressures that are placed on their feet while exercising. For example, a 150-pound jogger puts a total of more than 150 tons of impact on his feet when running three miles.

 The following are common problems caused by improper foot care during exercise:

The following sections detail some of the specific risks that various sports present to the feet and ankles, and how you can minimise these risks.