The Human Foot
The human foot is a biological masterpiece. It consists of ¼ of all the bones in the body, 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Your foot's strong, flexible, and functional design enables it to do its job well—if you take care of it and don't take it for granted.
The focus of Footsteps LLC is the patient's comfort and keeping people mobile, independent, and getting people back to their desired activities. Dr. Formanek wants to keep walkers walking, runners running, and dancers dancing!
The average person walks 69 million steps over a lifetime. Your feet share the pressures of daily living. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on the feet. This helps explain why your feet are more susceptible to injury than any other part of your body. Foot pain is NEVER normal, and foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems. While some conditions are hereditary, most stem from cumulative effects. lifetime. Studies show that 75% of Americans experience foot problems.
Conditions that may manifest first in the foot may include but are not limited to:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Poor Circulation
- Liver Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Nerve Conditions
- Certain Cancers
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Chemical Toxins
- Human Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Preventive care, with an emphasis on early detection, is cost-effective and can improve the quality of, and even save lives. Consider a foot screening today.
A multi-disciplinary approach is often involved in managing foot and lower extremity problems that include other medical specialists such as: Generalists, Internists, Endocrinologists, Orthopedists, Vascular Surgeons, Oncologists, Physiatrists, Neurologists, Pedorthists and Physical Therapists .