Our feet are the most neglected and ignored part of our body, especially as they are contained within shoes all day. Once your feet are symptomatic and painful, then they become a priority as foot pain can be debilitating and can affect your daily life.
Pain is a signal that something is wrong and chiropody, defined as “the assessment, treatment, and prevention of disorders, diseases and dysfunctions of the foot”, can help with your foot troubles.
A healthy foot is one that takes you through your daily activities without pain, and if your feet hurt the quality of your life goes down.
Proper foot care can help you avoid more serious problems and can improve your mobility and function. Just as taking your car in for regular tune ups and fixing problems early can prevent more costly repairs, the same principles apply to regular, professional foot care!
One of the most effective tools of foot pain prevention is proper footwear. Your daily routine causes a great deal of strain on your feet. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons of pressure to bear on your feet. The best way to protect your feet is to have proper fitting and appropriate shoe gear. Some tips on buying: