Whether we’re young or old, our feet and ankles are the driving force of many of our daily functions and the foundation for our bodies.
Our feet support the entire body and any impact on it.
What’s below the surface helps us further understand the importance of our feet and ankles.
The foot has 28 bones, 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. If that important network in our feet isn’t healthy, the biomechanics and functionality of the entire body is affected.
The heel, the largest bone in the foot, takes the most impact with every step we take.
They are the rocks of our body’s foundation. We depend on our feet and ankles for a lot of what we do.
Without good foot and ankle health, we can’t do our jobs, we can’t exercise, we can’t do sports, we can’t play with our kids, or whatever it is that we love to do on a daily basis.
When we have a hunch something isn’t quite right, we tend to ignore the signs that our feet or ankles, may need some attention.
Many of us think that if we have pain or some deformity, that it’s normal, it’s going to go away. It’s not going to get worse. And a lot of people think that we have to have this big injury or this big trauma to the foot for it to be validated.
In reality Resonance Step + Stride Podiatrists often see patients who are suffering from common, every-day overuse injuries. It’s the normal wear and tear from being on our feet every day.
Other foot ailments include bunions, hammertoe, plantar fasciitis, and heel and arch pain.
People of all ages often see a Podiatrist for flat feet, when the arch is collapsed and feet roll inward causing pain in the arches and ankles.
Heel pain or plantar fasciitis is common, especially in adults, and happens when the ligament that connects the heel to the toes becomes tight and fatigued, causing pain in the heel.
If your pain is hindering you from carrying out your normal daily activities you should book an appointment with a Resonance Step + Stride Podiatrist.
Wearing the right shoe for the right occasion is a key component of keeping our feet and ankles healthy. Just remember, if it doesn’t feel comfortable when you’re trying it on, then it probably won’t become comfortable.
Call us today to resolve your foot pain.
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