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If You Are Diabetic, Take Extra Care of Your Feet

If You Are Diabetic, Take Extra Care of Your Feet

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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. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) states that the foot of the average jogger hits the ground with two to three times the pressure of normal body weight. Therefore, have you ever taken the time to think about how essential your 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.

Tips for dealing with Flat Feet

Tips for dealing with Flat Feet

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Our feet are the foundation of every stride we take, so understanding and treating them properly is very important. The saying “Own the ground you walk on,” rings true, as our feet keep us grounded, and the tendons and ligaments in your foot and lower leg help form the arch and stabilize it. By definition, “flatfeet” means the arches of your feet are collapsed or flattened, causing your foot to roll inwards, and have the entire soles of your feet touch the floor when you stand up. People with a normal arch, have an upward curve in the middle of their feet.

When Should I Go See a Podiatrist?

When Should I Go See a Podiatrist?

by Shearly (SU)
One-quarter of the bones in the human body are in our feet. The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, with more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Our feet have many benefits, as they support our weight, act as a shock absorber, serves as a lever to allow our legs to move forward, and helps us maintain our balance.

Keeping Foot Injuries at Bay

Keeping Foot Injuries at Bay

by Shearly (SU)
The weather is getting warmer, which means spring sports such as soccer, lacrosse and golf will soon be in full swing and so will foot injuries. It’s important for athletes to take care of their feet to prevent painful and possibly season-ending injuries.