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The Foot Care Guide

The Foot Care Guide

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They're the workhorses of our bodies, but we give them so little respect. It's easy to take our feet for granted. They're just there, putting up with a host of challenges, from being jammed into high heels and elevated to unnatural heights to smothering inside sweaty socks or tight nylon pantyhose. While suffering those disgraces, our feet take hundreds of tons of force impact just during an average day of walking. That pounding explains why feet are the body part most likely to get injured.

Foot Specialist and Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Specialist and Plantar Fasciitis

by Shearly (SU)
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition causing foot and heel pain. Supporting the arch, the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the ball of the foot, can become inflamed or even tear. The condition develops when repeated weight-bearing activities put a strain on the plantar fascia, which is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed).

Things Your Podiatrist Really Wishes You Wouldn't Do

Things Your Podiatrist Really Wishes You Wouldn't Do

by Shearly (SU)
You're hard on your feet, likely taking at least 5,000 steps a day. Research shows that it is common for the health community to actually encourage people to walk 10,000 steps per day. However, let's be honest, how much TLC do you really give your feet, except for an occasional pedicure? It is time to start paying more attention.

Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist

Questions to Ask Your Podiatrist

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Every success story should start with a successful consultation: your one-on-one conversation with an ankle specialist. It’s a good idea to go to your first consultation with your orthopedist with questions in hand. Your consultation is the time to get to know your surgeon. Not only do you want to ask questions about the procedure, see before and after photos and inquire about getting your desired results and other considerations, but you want to gauge your comfort level with your potential doctor. Patients who ask plenty of questions usually get the most out of their consultation, and are often more satisfied with the choices they end up making.

How Healthy are You, Based on Your Feet?

How Healthy are You, Based on Your Feet?

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Did you know that one quarter of the bones in the human body are located in our feet? The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, with more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves working together. Our feet are the foundation of every stride we take, as the saying “Own the ground you walk on,” rings true. Our feet give us our mobility, and allow us to take part in the everyday activities that we love.