Your foot is a very complex part of your body. Each foot contains 26 bones, held in place by hundreds of ligaments, tendons and muscles. The average adult puts well over one million pounds of force on their feet every day. However, the foot acts as a complex set of shock absorbers that protect the body with every step. This is only one of many important reasons why you should take good care of your feet.
People with Diabetes
If you have diabetes you are at a greater risk of foot problems. In fact, diabetes can often first be detected in the foot. In addition to regular screening, be aware of these warning signs:
To help prevent issues arising with your feet you should:
From the first baby steps you take and in all of the phases throughout your life, having healthy feet is important. You only have one pair of feet to last a lifetime so take good care of them!
Preventative Health Care – the Easiest Way to Protect Your Future!