If you are limping around with foot pain or have chronic
aching feet – this can indicate a bigger health problem needing attention now.
The simple prescription of daily walking can do wonders for your health; but if walking and standing cause you pain and discomfort, then walking really isn’t your friend and you need to get to the bottom of this! Muscle cramping, neuropathy, mechanical foot pain, foot drop and arthritic conditions should be diagnosed and treated before little problems become big problems.
Proper assessment of your gait (the way you walk) and a comprehensive foot exam including biomechanics, sensory, circulation, range of motion and muscle strength can reveal a lot of information to get you well on your way to increasing your daily foot steps which will assist in increasing your health and outlook.
Get your feet checked today; your future healthy self will thank you!
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.