April 2020 – Foot Health Awareness Month

April 2020 – Foot Health Awareness Month

Feet usually are not a topic of conversation, but if there are problems or pain with our feet, it can affect our whole well-being.
Mobility is impaired when we have foot problems.

Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50!!
Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task. With proper detection, intervention and care, most foot and ankle
problems can be lessened or prevented.

The most common concerns include:
Arthritis, Gout, Diabetic wound care, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Bursitis, foot and ankle injuries,
muscle and tendon problems, skin disorders, toe joint and nerve disorders, and toenail problems.

The problems and conditions need to be addressed by a Podiatrist. They are licensed doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) if they
have those initials after their name. The DPM means a physician has completed years of rigorous foot and ankle training in podiatric
medical school and hospital-based residency training, making them uniquely qualified to care for this part of the body. Find an
APMA member podiatrist to address any problems with your feet. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy our Spring here in Wisconsin!

Nurse Barbara