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What Your Feet Wish You Knew

By Sara Butler

Your feet work really hard for you, but chances are you don't give them a lot of thought until something goes wrong. Foot pain is common in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. If you can understand a few things about your feet, then you can take the proper steps to care for them and reduce your chances of experiencing pain, discomfort, and injury. Here are a few things your feet wished that you knew!

A Few Foot Facts

There are a lot of interesting things to know about your feet, such as:

  • They absorb a lot - Well, absorb a lot of force, anyway. Every single day, your feet can absorb about one million pounds of force. In your lifetime, you'll walk the equivalent of three times around the equator, which is a lot of force.
  • A lot of people have foot pain - Researchers have found that 1 in 4 people over the age of 45 experience some type of foot pain and women are at a greater risk than men simply because of footwear choices (we're looking at you, high heels).
  • There's a fungus among us - You don't have to be an athlete to experience the itchy pain of athlete's foot. It's caused by a fungus that thrives in moist, warm environments such as locker rooms. That's why it's important to wear shoes in the shower and let your feet dry before putting on socks and shoes.
  • The age spread - Your feet do, in fact, get larger as you get older. That's why it's important to have your feet measured when buying shoes because of changes in your feet and differences among different brands. Also, do your feet a favor and go for shoes that are comfortable, especially later in the day when your feet are at their largest.

Proper Care is Key

You need to take care of your feet just as you would the rest of your body, which is why it's essential to pay attention. If you notice foot pain, then bring it to the attention of the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They can help you determine if a mechanical issue in the way you walk is causing the issue or something else.

Remember, taking care of your feet can help ensure your overall health, so don't neglect them. If you notice any issues regarding your feet or you have pain, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Round Rock, Tex.

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