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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.

How to Treat Swollen Ankles

How to Treat Swollen Ankles

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According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the foot of the average jogger hits the ground with two to three times the force of normal body weight. Have you ever taken the time to think about how essential our feet really are? It seems as if there is a consensus that feet are something people are not particularly fond of, however, it is time to start acknowledging the importance of our feet, and the value they have on our overall quality of life.

How Does Having Lupus Affect Your Feet?

How Does Having Lupus Affect Your Feet?

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One-quarter of the bones in the human body are in our feet. In other words, the foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, with more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. 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. Have you ever taken the time to think about how essential our feet really are? It seems as if, there is a consensus that feet are something people are not particularly fond of, however, it is time to start acknowledging the importance of our feet, and the value they have on our overall quality of life. Truth is, people with chronic health conditions need to be especially careful about foot problems.