According to the American Podiatric Association, 75 percent of Americans will experience some form of foot health problems in their lifetime. Women especially tend to have four times more foot problems than men, due to the effect of wearing stunning high heels or even from wearing those small shoes that are just too gorgeous to return to the store.
So what is foot pronation? As time goes on, ankles slowly begin to roll inward. This causes arches of the feet to lose their height, and the feet which bear all the bodies’ weight become wider, flatter and longer. Think of Bigfoot and his awkward walk.
Foot imbalances are visible if you know where to look. Why you need to see Dr. Cohen is that most adults with foot pronation might not ever feel pain on their feet! So why care? While big feet can be seen as attractive to some, here are just a couple of problems linked to foot pronation:
- Low-back pain
- Shin splits
- knee pain
- Foot pain
- Inflammation of the Achilles heel
- Hip pain
Think of it this way, the average person takes about 5,000 steps a day. Each step wears and tears the joints, muscles and ligaments. As you stand in line at the grocery store adjusting your weight around, as you stand on your feet all day at work, or even as you engage in healthy exercise, the feet can become destabilized and cause a damaging ripple effect throughout the entire body.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above you need to contact Dr. Cohen and make a free consultation. If you’re unconcerned and look forward to having Sasquatch feet then continue on.