When our feet hurt, we hurt all over - Socrates
Our feet are complex things they have a flexible structure of bones, joints, muscles and soft tissues all packed into a confined shape. They have to adjust to allow all the complex movements that we take for granted such as running, crouching, jumping, walking, dancing and standing on tip-toe.
Our feet carry us through life. They are so important for our over all health. In an average life time they may carry you approximately 100,000 miles- that’s two laps of the equator! We often take them for granted and just expect them to cope with all the abuse we throw at them- forcing them into fashionable shoes, play sports that cause strains and sprains and wear favoured footwear far too long.
Looking after our feet while they are healthy is so much easier than trying to help them to recover after developing a problem. Early symptoms of diabetes, arthritis, nerve and circulatory problems often initially show themselves in the feet, they are one of the most indicative signs of our overall health.
If you find it difficult to get down to your feet then it may be time to see a foot care professional. Click here RFHP to search on the register to find a registered Foot Health Practitioner.