Feet can be compared to the foundation under a building. If the foundation sags, so does the building. As we age and gain more body mass, the force that is applied to our skeletal structure increases. That force must be supported by our lower extremities, including the ankles and feet. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity. Keeping the feet in good, healthy condition is critical to achieving and maintaining good posture. If good posture is not maintained, stress is placed on the body just from standing and walking. In time, damage is done to joints, ligaments, and muscles. Good posture also helps prevent backaches, muscular pain, and fatigue.
Because your feet are the foundation of your entire body, keeping them strong, healthy, and pain-free is fundamental to your well-being. When foot problems do occur, correcting them early on often leads to the correction of aches, pains, and problems in other parts of the body. Keep your body's foundation in the best of health by treating your feet to the best of care – call us at 508-757-4003 for a consultation at 299 Lincoln Street, Suite 202, Worcester.
Note: Good posture helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that can result in arthritis.