What are your feet saying?
A lot can be said about your feet. The feet are tough. Each step we take can place up to 1.5 times the body weight just for one foot. On average, we will take roughly 10,000 steps per day.
To put that into perspective, a 150lb man will put 225lbs of force upon each step when walking. That’s a 75lb addition, 10,000 times a day. The feet can also say a great amount about the body’s overall health.
With Foot Health Awareness Month coming up in April, now is a great time to take the time and recognize a few signals that your feet are sending.
Here are a few tips to practice for foot health:
• Alternate shoes often. Bacteria can grow quickly in poorly ventilated and damp footwear.
• Limit usage of flip-flop sandals, high heels, and constricting footwear.
• Scan patients with V7+ to check for abnormal foot biomechanics that can lead to body pain.
Take care your feet!
For each of these signs and symptoms, one thing has remained true to establish the health of both the feet and body – give them as much attention as you would your hands.
Feet often get neglected because they usually stay hidden within our shoes and socks. But proper hygiene can go a long way to maintain their health; cleanse them, trim toenails often, and alternate socks and shoes frequently.
Your feet are vital aspects of the body. What steps are you taking to maintain their ability to go 10,000 steps each day?
As part of April's Foot Health Awareness Month, Dr. Russell Brokstein is providing consultations to check patient's feet for biomechanical imbalances and explaining how the arches of the feet affect the entire spine. We are providing a state of the art 3 arch computerized analysis and provide a report explaining the results.
For more information on Hometown Family Wellness center, go to www.chiropractorfreehold.com
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