Foot Health Awareness:
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA.org)
Foot Care/Footwear Tips · Foot Conditions · Certified New Jersey Podiatrists · Home Footcare Services
For many of us, our feet are literally the farthest things from our minds. We expect they’ll be uncomfortable at times, and just “put up with it” when they hurt. But healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives. Meant to last a lifetime, they are literally our foundation.
Feet are complex anatomical structures: all-in-one stabilizers, shock absorbers, and propulsion engines that are instrumental to overall health and well-being. They are wondrously engineered and often the indicators of our overall health, so we need to look after them — after all, your feet must last a lifetime.
It is important to note that foot pain is never normal and will not go away on its own. Your feet are excellent barometers for your overall health. Healthy feet keep you moving and active.
Your feet require regular expert care. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented. Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task.
No matter the severity of your condition, you should turn to a certified podiatrist when you have a foot or ankle issue. Individual factors determine the length and kind of rehabilitation required to ensure a successful recovery. In some cases, surgery may be the most appropriate treatment to alleviate discomfort or restore the function of your foot.
Today’s podiatrists are highly trained physicians, surgeons, and specialists focusing on the foot and ankle and should be an important part of your health-care team. They are integral to diabetes prevention and management, and to keeping all Americans moving and vital.
Be sure you’re seeing the most qualified kind of health professional for your feet by looking for the letters “DPM” (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) after their names.