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Foot Health Myths

Published on November 26th, 2018

Your feet play an important role in your life, and it is not until a health problem develops with your feet that you realize their importance. There are many myths regarding foot care and what it takes to stay healthy. Keep these myths in mind so you can live your happiest and healthiest life!

If You Can Walk on Your Foot, It Isn’t Broken

If you’ve been injured and you are skeptical if you have a broken bone, it is best not to push yourself. You may find that you are able to walk, but this doesn’t mean you don’t have a broken bone! Your threshold for pain could be higher but walking on a broken foot could lead to more serious complications. Schedule an appointment with a professional before deciding how much weight you can put on.

Shoes Can Cause Bunions

Many people believe that if you wear the wrong shoes, bunions can develop. The truth is, the majority of bunions arise from the faulty mechanical structure of your foot, which is inherited. Bunions are best treated through surgery.

Foot Pain is Part of Aging

It is never normal to experience foot pain, regardless of what age you are! If you are experiencing foot pain, it is best to visit our podiatrists before the problem develops into something more serious.

Cutting a Notch in an Ingrown Toenail Will Relieve Pain

Many people think that they can relieve pain from an ingrown toenail by cutting a notch in it. However, this does not cause relief and it can lead to more discomfort in the future. Call our office if you are suffering from an ingrown toenail.

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