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- Purchase shoes in the afternoon, when the feet swell slightly. Wear the same socks that you will wear with the type of shoe being fitted. Podiatrists recommend athletic socks made of an acrylic blend for sports shoes. For hygienic reasons a very thin sock should be worn when fitting sandals.
- Your foot consists of twenty-six bones, supported by a network of ligaments, muscles, blood vessels and nerves.
- Our feet help us balance, and carry us the equivalent of five times round the earth in an average lifetime. In return, we rarely give them the attention they deserve.
- Our feet are also mirrors of our general health. Signs of diabetes, arthritis, circulatory and neurological diseases, often appear first in the feet.
- Children usually outgrow the common infant foot problems such as “pigeon toes” or “duck feet” without corrective intervention.
- Sweaty feet (hyperhidrosis) and smelly feet (bromohydrosis) are two very common, annoying conditions of the feet. These conditions are usually of a local cause, and can be easily treated with over the counter products.
- When children first start to walk, they tend to walk on tiptoes by instinct. This is also one of the most useful exercises for strengthening foot muscles.