The APMA recently published a survey that verified what most of us already know: American's blame their lack of exercise on foot pain. Why is the FAANT office in Grapevine, Texas so busy? 72% of people surveyed said they do not exercise because foot pain prevents them from doing so! This finding, coupled with the staggering rate of obesity in the US makes podiatrists all that more important in the fight against chronic disease.
The study surveyed 1,000 US adults, ages 18 and older, to gain public opinion on attitudes toward foot health and foot care. Results showed that Americans view their feet as the least important body part in terms of their health and well-being. However, feet were the number one body part to experience pain, even more so than the teeth or skin. As foot pain contributes to a variety of negative health consequences, it is important that Americans seek the care of a podiatrist immediately if problems arise.
It is critical that people pay attention to their feet and seek expert treatment for foot problems. The podiatric foot and ankle surgeons at FAANT can not only help ensure Texans are able to exercise, but also help catch signs of diabetes, arthritis, and nerve and circulatory disorders, which can all be detected in the feet.
If you or one of your family members is experiencing foot pain, contact us for an appointment. If you want more information about foot and ankle woes, request a copy of our FREE BOOK, "Got Feet?" or peruse the website. We are here to help you get back on your feet and on the way to a healthier you!