Thursday, August 16, 2012

Florida Orthopedic Taking Care of Your Feet

At Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute we are constantly educating our patients on the importance of taking care of their bodies. Some of the most common problems we encounter are joint and back complications. These problems can derive from many situations but the most common are due to unhealthy walking and running habits and not taking care of their feet.  People generally pay little attention to their feet since they are literally the furthest things from sight, however one must remember they are the foundation of our bodies.

Taking care of your feet isn’t just about looking good. When your feet don't get the attention they deserve, chronic problems can develop, not just on your feet, your back and joints may start bothering you and escalate to greater problems.

How do your feet affect your body? Think of a ball bouncing on a firm floor, the energy applied when it hits the ground makes it rebound. Same thing when we walk or run, the force applied through the body rebounds on the joints, bouncing back up through the legs, knees, hips and spine. The rebounding  effect lies in the arches of the feet, which support your spine.

Our feet determine the position of our knees, lower back, hip and shoulders. So, when our feet are tight and clenched, our whole body imitates this tension. If your feet are tired your body is tired. If your feet are out of alignment your whole body will be too. Our feet are the first indicator to reveal our general state of health with diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, neurological problems and circulatory problems.

One of the best ways to avoid trouble with your feet is to practice preventive care. Here at Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute we have a few suggestions that can improve your feet’s condition and help you avoid future complications: 
  • Massage your feet, especially stretching and opening the toes, moving your feet in circles, bending the toes forward and backwards. 
  • Keep your weight down by eating healthier, the less pressure on your feet the better.
  • Exercise as much as you can, helps strengthen muscles and keep a healthy circulatory flow of blood to the feet.
  • Wear soft, comfortable and supportive shoes that move with every step and provide good arch support.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing problems deriving from walking & running or pain caused from poor posture, please contact one of our many offices to set up an appointment.  Our highly qualified staff of nurses and surgeons would be more than happy to help you get back on your feet and back to a healthy active work lifestyle.

If you're looking for professional and experienced high-rated Florida orthopedic surgeons, contact SeaSpine Orthopedic Institute today at ( or call  866-816-ORTHO.

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