feet hurt? Would it surprise you to learn that a large percentage of
Americans perceive their feet as being ugly ... therefore, that they
deserve to hurt? It's almost as if they feel their feet should be
punished for not being beautiful.
But foot pain of any kind should never be lightly
dismissed. Too often, the pain in your feet can indicate a more serious
Centuries ago, Socrates said, "To him whose feet
hurt, everything hurts." Or, as we often hear it stated today, "when my
feet hurt, I hurt all over."
That is not just your imagination. It's a medical
fact that the discomfort and disabling effects of foot problems often
are associated with general systemic conditions such as arthritis,
diabetes, or peripheral vascular disease. In many cases, foot problems
are the first symptom to show up in such pathologies as vasculitis,
psoriasis, diabetes, thyroid disease and a number of neurologic problems
affecting the back.
So, foot pain should never be ignored. Early
diagnosis may be critical to recovery in many diseases and conditions.
Remember, most people's feet were well designed to
do their job ... letting you stand, walk, and run for your entire life.
From a biomechanical standpoint, your feet are beautiful and should
never be neglected.
If your feet become painful, dysfunctional, or
uncomfortable, don't dismiss the symptoms with the thought that feet are
just naturally meant to hurt. It simply isn't true. Finding out why your
feet hurt should be a number one priority.
Doctors of podiatric medicine specialize in the
diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of foot
and ankle conditions.
Can a podiatrist help your foot problems? We make
it easy to find out. Here's how....
The physicians and staff of the A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Centers
maintain two complete podiatric clinical facilities and provide
24-hour emergency service. We participate in most health plans including
Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Medicare, and Medicaid. We complete and file
all necessary insurance forms and make every effort to assure you of
maximum benefits with minimum out-of-pocket expense.
You are invited to make an appointment today to relieve your foot
problems by calling us at 970-493-4660 or 970-667-0769.