CARE FOR THE FEET
Did you know:
Feet are small compared to the rest of body, and function to support body weight, act as a shock absorber, are levers to propel the leg forward, and serve to balance and adjust the body to uneven surfaces. The amount of stress placed on the feet has led to many sufferers of chronic and severe foot pain. To compound problems, the lower back is often affected by injuries or abnormalities in the feet.
Causes of Foot Pain
Most incidents of foot pain are caused by poorly fitting shoes. The main culprits are the high heeled shoes which affect mainly the toes. Other causes of foot pain include:
Foot Care Tips
Well-fitted shoes are best for preventing nearly all foot problems. Time should be spent finding shoes which suit your feet, are the right size and comfortable. Bear in mind that feet can change in size and shape and different brands of shoes vary in size, so insist on having shoes fitted every time a new pair is purchased.
If you have arthritis: