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Foot Health Dos & Don'ts

 
 
  • Do
  • WALK! This is the best form of exercise for your feet.
  • Don't
  • Take life lying down. Regardless of your physical condition, walking is beneficial.
  • Do
  • Wear properly fitting, protective footwear even in your own home.
  • Don't
  • Go barefoot. This increases the risk of injury and infection and provides no support for either the foot or ankle.
  • Do
  • Use ice (cold) to treat an injury. This treatment produces a numbing effect and prevents swelling and pain.
  • Don't
  • Use heat or hot water to treat a foot or ankle injury. Heat promotes blood flow, causing increased swelling.
  • Do
  • Investigate "walking pumps." These shoes have an athletic shoe-derived construction, wider toe room, reinforced heels and are available in many fashionable styles.
  • Don't
  • Wear heeled shoes that exceed two inches for extended periods of time - this is an open invitation for foot problems such as metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot).
  • Do
  • Seek care from a Chiropodist at the first sign of an injury or infection in the foot or ankle. Treatments require an investment of time - the foot isn't just a beauty concern.
  • Don't
  • Wear athletic shoes for sports other than the ones for which they were intended - one style does not fit all! Don't wear any sports shoe beyond its useful life.
  • Do
  • Consult a Chiropodist regularly. There are 300 different foot ailments, none of which should be neglected.
  • Don't
  • Ignore foot pain. Contrary to popular belief, foot pain is not normal!

 

 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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