Do You Have Foot Pain? Are Your Feet Stressed?

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Do You Have Foot Pain? Are Your Feet Stressed? Are you Plagued with Heel Pain, Achilles Tendonitis, Turf Toe, Pain in your feet, Ingrown toenails, bunions, hammertoes, Plantar’s Warts, or other foot problems?

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Our feet deal with a significant amount of stress on a daily basis. The American Podiatric Medical Association says the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day – contributing a force equal to several hundred tons our feet year. Those cover several miles, and they all add up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime – more than four times the circumference of the globe. When you are running the pressure on your feet may exceed your body weight roughly four times.

No Wonder We Get Foot Injuries, and Develop Bunions, Hammertoes, Ingrown Toe Nails, etc!

It is no wonder that seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives. A doctor of Podiatric medicine can make an important contribution to your total health, whether it is regular preventive care or surgery to correct a deformity.

The Incredible Anatomy of the Foot

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Good image of the intricate details of the foot and ankle

The foot has Thirty-three joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons that hold the 28 bones of the foot together and help form it’s intricate structure to allow it to move in a variety of ways. Incredibly the 56 bones in both feet make up one fourth of all the bones in your body.

Your Feet are a Window to Your Health

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Feet in windowFoot problems may be the first sign of more serious medical problems. Your feet can be a window to your general health. Conditions such as circulatory and nerve disorders, diabetes, or arthritis can show their initial symptoms in your feet. Though we may contribute to our foot health by the shoe gear and lifestyle we choose, frequently we can trace our foot problems to heredity.