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Healthy Foot Notes Day #1 - Foot & Ankle Health

Wednesday, January 17, 2024



Trivia Question❓

What foot condition is often associated with wearing uncomfortable footwear for extended periods of time and is characterized by a painful bony bump on the side of the big toe?

Answer at the bottom of the newsletter

Although Dr Brandt Gibson has been busy working to help find you solutions to your Peripheral Neuropathy, he was also blessed to have his entire family in his home for Christmas!  All 21 of them got together including 11 children, 5 bonus children who married in and 3 grandchildren.

Dr Gibson considers his family "his greatest blessing!"

Don't you wish you were there Christmas morning?

Maintaining healthy feet is more than a step towards comfort; it's a leap towards overall well-being. Our feet, often overlooked, are the foundation of our mobility. Neglecting them can lead to a cascade of health issues, from back pain to mobility challenges. Regular foot care, proper footwear, and attention to early signs of discomfort can prevent complex health problems.

For those with chronic conditions like diabetes, vigilant foot care is crucial.

Remember, healthy feet are happy feet, and they carry you through life's journey. So, give them the care they deserve!

Title: "The Future of Footwear: Innovations for Ankle Health"

  • Synopsis: This article delves into the latest advancements in footwear technology aimed at improving foot and ankle health. It discusses how new materials and design approaches are being used to alleviate common foot problems and enhance comfort. The focus is on how these innovations can benefit athletes, the elderly, and people with chronic foot conditions.
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Title: "Overcoming Ankle Sprains: Prevention and Recovery"

  • Synopsis: This piece highlights the causes and treatment of ankle sprains, a common injury affecting people of all ages. It offers insight into preventive measures and rehabilitative exercises. The article emphasizes the importance of understanding the mechanics of ankle injuries to effectively prevent and treat them.

Title: "The Link Between Diabetes and Foot Health"

  • Synopsis: The article explores the critical connection between diabetes and foot health. It explains how diabetes can lead to serious foot complications, including neuropathy and ulcers, and offers advice on daily foot care routines for diabetic patients. The focus is on early detection and regular monitoring to prevent severe outcomes.
  • The average person takes around 4,000 to 6,000 steps per day, which adds up to roughly 115,000 miles in a lifetime. That's equivalent to walking around the earth more than four times!

  • Feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands and can produce up to half a pint (around 250ml) of sweat per day. This creates a suitable environment for bacteria and fungi to thrive, leading to common issues like foot odor and fungal infections.

  • Your feet contain roughly one-fourth of all the bones in your body, which adds up to 26 bones per foot. Additionally, there are 33 joints, 19 muscles, and over 100 ligaments in each foot, making them incredibly intricate and highly susceptible to various foot-related conditions.

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