Did you know that less than 10% of all people with foot problems ever seek medical attention from any medical specialist? I find that amazing and appalling, when so many foot problems can be resolved without surgery. What are the key elements that contribute to foot pain?

#1 Weight

#2 Work

#3 Foot Type

#4 Shoes

#5 Lack of adequate support or stretching for the activity performed

Weight loss is not an easy thing to accomplish. In fact, it’s often the desired weight loss that drives a person to increase their exercise, only to find out that their feet and legs aren’t prepared to do it. Given that your work is your work, and you’re stuck with the foot type you were born with, your down to two areas that you can work on--your shoes, and the support you add inside them.

There is not a week that goes by that I’m not able to totally resolve someone’s foot pain with a simple change in shoes, a stretching program designed to match their needs, and either an over the counter arch support or prescriptive orthotics.

So, make yourself, your family and your friends part of the 10% of advantaged people who resolve their foot pain through a few easy steps. Visit your podiatrist today. They’re experts in evaluating and treating the mechanical disorders of the foot and ankle.

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