Walking , running ,jumping – places greater physical demands on the body than normal day- to – day activities. While running, your feet can absorb up to 3 to 8 times your body weight. Not surprisingly, injuries to the foot and lower limb make up a large proportion of sporting injuries. Podiatrists understand the structure and movement of the foot: therefore, they can diagnose foot conditions, recommend appropriate footwear and training regimens . come make an appointment with us .
Children’s feet are still forming and are quite fragile. They can be easily damaged , uneven shoe wear , skin rashes , lumps and bumps on the feet : pain in the legs or feet ; frequent tripping and falling are signs of potential problems, act now for peace of mind we are only a call away.
Working feet can cover as many as 24 kilometres in a day as well as absorbing heavy loads associated with walking , lifting ,running and jumping on and off machinery or in and out of cars. Nearly 20% of all workplace injury claims relate to injuries to the feet and toes and research has shown that workplace foot problems including those related to ill – fitting or inappropriate footwear are common .
By the time we reach the age of 50 , our feet have covered 86,000 kilometres, making them more prone to injury and disease.
Clinical studies show that by 50. We are 80% more likely to develop arthritis in the foot and ankle as well as being 100% more likely to develop toe and joint deformities .
In almost every workplace, there is a risk of trips , slips and falls , or objects falling or rolling onto feet . Be aware of foot hazards and use foot safe work practices