Your feet are pretty small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of your body. But they can cause big problems. So pay some attention to your feet. Each step you take involves a remarkably intricate network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. That complexityâcombined with all the weight they carryâaccounts for why feet can be so prone to problems, including bone fractures, arthritis and plantar fasciitis, a swelling of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.
You can help keep your feet healthy by wearing comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Wash your feet regularly (especially between your toes), wear clean socks and try to rotate your shoes to give them time to air out. If left untreated, foot problems may worsen. Eventually, the pain could interfere with your ability to do even the most basic things like walking up stairs or down the street. If pain alters the way you walk, it can lead to pain in your knees, hips and back as well. These problems can multiply, limiting your activity and affecting your quality of life. The good news is that most foot disorders are either treatable or modifiable.
Take better care of your feet during October. Walking is a great way to exercise your feet! Good foot care and regular foot checks are also an important part of your health care. If you have foot problems, be sure to talk to your doctor.
Challenge Guidelines October 2018:
Wellness doesn't need to be fancy, just faithful and friendly!