Dip Your Feet Into These Interesting Facts!
You are on your feet a lot. You depend on them, which is why it’s important to take extra care of them. More than 75 percent of Americans will experience foot issues at some point in their lives, according to the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. If you want to keep you feet healthy, check out the facts below!
#1: A person can average 80,000 miles in his/her lifetime
Why is that a big deal? Just like tires or running shoes, too many miles can start to wear out the surface and function. If you rack up thousands of miles on your feet, it is a lot of pressure you are putting on your arches, toes and heels. One of the safest things to do is to find the right kind of foot support—custom or store bought, orthotics are something to think about.
#2 More patients are suffering from foot problems, but statistics show they aren’t seeking professional treatment
According to the Podiatric Medical Association, out of 47 percent of Americans suffering from foot ailments, only 26 percent of them will seek the advice and treatment of a podiatrist. There are many foot issues that need professional care, such as ankle sprains, foot injuries and toenail fungus. Treatment in Boynton Beach can help alleviate pain and promote overall health of your foot or feet.
#3 Neglecting that problems are afoot can cause further damage
The most important thing to do is take notice of any abnormalities directly related to your feet. At Podiatry Associates of the Palm Beaches, Drs. Richard Schorr and David Feder have a shared interest in the treatment of toenail fungus. If you don’t try to get rid of toenail fungus, it will spread. The pesky fungi are hard to get rid of and can reoccur even after minor treatment. That’s why they installed the Pinpointe laser to eradicate toenail fungus while supporting healthy nail growth.
Did these foot facts keep you on your toes? Let us know in the comments. To schedule an appointment for leadings services, such as toenail fungus treatment, in Boynton Beach, call (561) 734-3100.