If several hundred tons of pressure seems like a lot to bear, that sum may help you appreciate how hard your feet work.
An average day of walking brings a force equal to several tons of pressure to bear on your hardworking feet. That may explain why your feet are more subject to injury than other parts of the body.
The human foot is a biological masterpiece. It’s strong, flexible and functional design enables it to do its job well and without complaint-if you take care of it-yet foot ailments are among the most common health problems. Although some can be traced to heredity, many stem from the cumulative impact of a lifetime of abuse and neglect.
Studies show that 75 percent of Americans experience foot problems at some time in their lives, but few seek medical treatment because they mistakenly believe that discomfort and pain are normal and expectable.
A number of systemic diseases are sometimes first detected in the feet, such as diabetes, circulatory disorders, anemia and kidney problems. Arthritis, including gout, often attacks foot joints first.
Your feet require specialized care and Doctors of Podiatric...