Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Swelling of the Foot (one foot) Anatomy

To better understand foot swelling (unilateral), it helps to understand the anatomy of the foot.

  • Bones
  • Blood vessels and nerves
  • Ligaments:
    • Strong bands that hold bones together
  • Tendons:
    • Strong bands that attach muscles to bones
  • Muscles
  • Fatty tissue
  • Skin and nails

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