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Monday, October 21, 2013

Foot Pain? Think about Seeing a Podiatrist

Our feet get the brunt of our daily routines. Whether it’s walking the kids to the bus stop, running 2.5 miles for exercise, playing a game of basketball, or just working- our feet feel the pressure. If you have foot pain it could eventually lead to leg pain and even back pain.

Foot pain makes it hard for us to carry out our daily routines. If you have foot pain it could lead to balance issues, which could make falling over a severe issue (especially if you are older than 45). Being capable of continuing your daily activities without pain is extremely important.

Our feet are very sensitive; each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 120 muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. All of this work together to support our body weight and make it easy for us to walk, run, and get exercise. They act as shock absorbers, help keep us balanced, and push forward with each step we take.

People tend to spend about 4 hours on their feet on a daily basis and more if they work in a factory. This can add up to 8-12 hours on your feet daily. Our feet are very small compared to the rest of our body, so they receive an extreme amount of pressure with each step. If you wear shoes that are too tight, too small, high heels, or narrow shoes this can add to your feet problems.

There are tons of foot problems that could end up causing you more and more pain throughout the years if not treated effectively. Since I’ve gotten older, I’ve managed to get bunions, calluses, and corns from wearing high heels. They can sometimes be VERY painful.

I noticed that years of standing on my feet have also worn down the skin on the ball of my foot. This makes it hard for me to wear high heels now unless I have gel insoles inside my shoes and still I can’t wear them for a very long time.

If you have toenail fungus which will also cause severe pain, you might want to consider getting laser treatment for foot pain. A laser is applied to the toenails that have been effected by the fungus, this channels heat in the form of light to the fungus, It not only treats the surface but removes the fungus from the entire nail bed. Get healthier feet now!

If you are in the McKinney, Texas are you may want to consider going to Premier Foot Care

Jessica Renee

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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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