Did you know that April is Foot Health Awareness Month? Your feet are the only pair that you’ll ever have, so it’s important that you take care of them. Especially since most Americans log an incredible 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50; and by the age of 70, the average person will have walked the equivalent of 4 times around the globe.
Today's podiatrists want to keep America walking with a new campaign lead by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
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Today's Podiatrists Keep America Walking
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beautiful spring weather means many Americans are dusting off their sneakers and getting active, but for some, foot pain gets in the way of their exercise plans.
According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 39 percent of American adults said they would exercise more if their feet didn't hurt. With this in mind, APMA has announced a new campaign for Foot Health Awareness Month called "Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Walking," which will reach all adults who are active or wish to be active to educate them about the importance of foot and ankle health to a healthy lifestyle, and a podiatrist's critical role in helping treat and prevent foot and ankle injuries.
"Many Americans cannot wait to start walking, jogging, running, or hitting the gym when the warm weather returns," said APMA President R. Daniel Davis, DPM. "With this excitement, many adults find themselves pushing their limits and suffering from foot and ankle overuse injuries, which can prevent them from keeping active. That is why it is so important to see a podiatrist as soon as you get injured."
If you have a pre-existing foot or ankle condition, it does not mean you cannot be active. If you have been diagnosed with a condition such as bunions or hammertoes, make an appointment with an APMA member podiatrist. They can help advise you about different ways of staying active without making your condition worse.
The average person will experience foot pain, either from general wear and tear, a sport they often participate in, their daily exercise regimen, standing for long periods, walking more than usual, poorly fitting footwear, etc. But chronic foot pain is not normal, especially if you’ve had a past foot injury or have a foot problem such as bunions, hammertoes, toenail fungus, an abnormal walking patterning, or foot misalignment.
If you're visiting or living in the New York area, consider visiting the best podiatrist in NYC at Adler Footcare for a free assessment.
We are experts in the latest advancements in podiatry and we’re ready to start managing your foot pain. Remember, you only get one set of feet, so in honor of foot health awareness month, start treating them right today! At Adler Footcare, we believe feet shouldn't hurt and neither should their treatment.