Tips for Healthy, Pain-Free Feet
It’s easy to take our feet for granted, but consider this: there are 26 bones and 33 joints in the human foot, and those small bones must take us where we need to go every day. By the time Americans reach the age of 50, they’ve logged 75,000 miles on their feet — that’s three times around the planet. Common foot problems, Years of wear and tear on your feet — aging, weight gain and wearing shoes that don’t fit — can cause foot problems such as corns and calluses, bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis of the feet and gout. Sometimes foot problems are the first signs of serious health conditions such as diabetes or circulatory disorders. Feet must last a lifetime, so it’s important to practice good foot care.
One of the best things you can do to protect your feet is wearing comfortable shoes that have good arch support and fit well. As you age, your shoe size may change, so make sure you have the right size. The best time to measure your feet is at the end of the day. A flat-soled shoe, they offer no support to the natural arch of the foot and can result in not only foot pain, but knee, back, and hip pain as well. Flip-flops, because they provide minimum arch support, are often associated with falls, ankle injuries and broken bones from tripping. Individuals with certain medical conditions — especially those with diabetes — should not use them.
Carrying us everywhere we want to go, feet have taken the brunt of the force. A typical day of walking is equivalent to several hundred tons of pressure put on your feet. These tough body parts do need some pampering at some point in time. We have very carefully gathered a great collection of such products, which use proven medical designs and practices. You can find them Here.
Take Care :)