Walking is the best exercise for your feet and general health.
Neuropathy is a pain that results in a burning, stabbing or tingling in the feet or legs with extreme sensitivity to touch.
Orthotics are custom insoles for your shoes that are handmade from an actual mold of your feet. This ensures they fit perfectly and provide the support, stability and alignment necessary to eliminate the pain and discomfort of common foot ailments.
Plantars warts are caused by a virus which may invade the sole of the foot through cuts and breaks in the skin. Walking barefoot on dirty pavements or littered ground can expose feet to this sometimes painful infection.
Corns and calluses are caused by friction and pressure from skin rubbing against bony areas when wearing shoes. If the first signs of soreness are ignored, corns and calluses rise up as nature’s way of protecting sensitive areas.
The American Medical Association says the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. Those cover several miles, and they all add up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime.
Women have about four times as many foot problems as men; lifelong patterns of wearing high heels are often the culprit.
Your feet mirror your general health. Such conditions as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet.
Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.
Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems, the American Podiatric Medical Association believes. It’s neglect, and a lack of awareness of proper care; including ill-fitting shoes, that bring on the problems.