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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.