Geelong Podiatrists – Foot Health WeekOctober 14, 2019
Why your feet are important
#1 They keep you active & mobility is independence: We’re talking about the important stuff here: your life, your community, freedom, relationships, health, activity, travel, independence, mobility, and your overall happiness! It’s a tall order, but foot health can help you to live your best life.
#2 They tell a much bigger story: Your feet and lower limbs are often a critical factor in developing or avoiding non communicable health diseases elsewhere in your body. Even if it doesn’t immediately seem connected to foot health, the link is real. Think obesity, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a range of other conditions
#3 They are a work of art! Or at least Leonardo Da Vinci thought so when he said, ‘The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.’ Did you know that your foot contains 28 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and 250,000 sweat glands? Your feet support your entire body and need to work well for you to be active and healthy.