5 Fun Facts About Your Feet!

 

  1. Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.
  2. There are times when you’re walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you’re running, it can be three or four times your weight.
  3. Your feet mirror your general health. Such conditions as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet — so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.
  4. To avoid ingrown nails, trim your toenails straight across with clippers specially designed for the purpose. Leave them slightly longer than the tips of your toes.
  5. Shopping for shoes is best done in the afternoon. Your feet tend to swell a little during the day, and it’s best to buy shoes to fit them then. Have your feet measured every time you purchase shoes, and do it while you’re standing. When you try on shoes, try them on both feet; many people have one foot larger than the other, and it’s best to fit the larger one.
By |2016-12-22T22:15:10-07:00January 16th, 2017|