“My feet are killing me!” is an expression heard from people in all walks of life – and with good reason! In the average lifetime, our feet carry us 115,000 miles – more than four times around the world! With each step, and each day, it becomes more evident that foot ailments are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people.
The amazing amount of wear and tear on our feet is evident by the fact that 75% of all Americans over the age of 18 suffers from some foot troubles with more than 160 million of them experiencing problems each year. These high numbers may help to explain why some $300 million is spent annually on corn remedies, foot powder, insoles and a variety of other over the counter remedies which claim to be able to cure or at least alleviate foot aches and pains.
Your feet are a specialized part of your body, just like your heart, eyes and teeth. Just as you would take a heart problem to a heart specialist, you should take your foot problems to a foot specialist. And, like other diseases, you can prevent many painful and dangerous conditions by taking good care of your feet!!