Foot Problems? Your Socks May Be to Blame
When you think of getting healthier feet, you probably think of wearing good shoes, practicing good hygiene, and going to see the foot and ankle doctor (officially called a podiatrist) on a somewhat regular basis. Those are certainly important aspects of foot health. But in most discussions of foot care products and foot care tips, there’s an overlooked aspect you should probably be paying more attention to: your socks.
A Sock for All Seasons
At least in the wintertime, people know that wearing socks is a commonsense issue. They heat not only the feet, but contribute to warming the entire body, and prevent chafing and blisters caused by heavy winter boots. But you might not real Continue Reading
Pleasing Your Peds
The feet are a very important and unique part of the human body. Feet do so much and allow for so much, however, people do not generally know much about proper foot care and facts about feet. Not all feet are the same.
Your feet, complete with 250,000 sweat glands, have about 25% of the total number of bones in your entire body. Some people have a condition known as flatfoot (pes planus). Flatfoot is a condition in which the longitudinal arch in the foot, which runs lengthwise along the sole of the foot, has developed abnormally and is dropped, lowered, or flattened out.
Most children are born flat-footed and will stay that way until they are between the ages of 3 and 5 when their longitudinal arch reaches full development. That is part of the reason why babies have a noticeably different foot struc Continue Reading