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    The Importance of Foot Health

    Published on May 25th, 2016

    How many times have you experienced some degree of foot pain and not done anything? On the other hand, how many times have you had a splitting headache and taken aspirin or other preventative measures to help the headache? The answer for both is likely the same. When our head hurts, or our chest or back, we tend to take it seriously and try to remedy the pain. However, when our feet hurt, we minimize the pain since our feet are such a small part of our body. Unfortunately, this will only come back to haunt us.

    Your Feet and Your Body

    Your overall health actually is affected greatly by your feet. Around one-fourth of all the bones in your body are actually located in your feet, along with over 200 muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Clearly, your feet are at a higher risk of injury, particularly if you are an athlete or work in an industry where you must be on your feet. However, how does this affect the rest of your body?

    The rest of your body is held up by your feet, meaning that if they are in pain, the rest of your body may be as well. Many who experience foot pain also experience back pain. In addition, your heart is in charge of making sure your feet get enough blood flow. Without this blood flow, serious conditions may arise.

    Contact A Podiatrist

    Foot pain can be a sign of something worse, or it could simply be a foot condition that is treatable at a podiatrist. No matter what, any persistent foot and ankle pain merits a trip to the podiatrist. Problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer can crop up if you are avoiding walking because of foot pain. Schedule an appointment with Alpine Foot Specialists today!

    Courtesy of: Everyday Health

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