As we mentioned in the previous post on orthotics, our feet are very complex structures that require ample care and support.
But, how much attention do you really give to your feet?
Think about your day-to-day life and answer the following questions:
- Do you have difficulty walking or performing daily activities?
- Do you experience pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles?
- Do you experience pain or discomfort in your toes or toenails?
- Do you have a painful bunion?
- Do you notice any bothersome calluses, corns, warts, cracking, blisters, and/or peeling of the feet?
- Have you suffered an acute injury that may have resulted in a strain, sprain, or broken bone?
- Do you have any open wounds or ulcerations on your feet?
- Do you have any signs of infection on your feet or legs, such as redness, swelling, inflammation, and/or pus?
- Are you diabetic?
- Do you have difficulty reaching your toes to cut your toe nails?
- Do you have difficulty finding comfortable shoes?
If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions, it might be time to give your feet a little more TLC (tender love and care). Seeing a podiatrist, or “foot doctor”, can help ensure you have good foot health care and keep on your feet!