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A Foot Health Primer

Every step we take can affect our health. Regardless of your size, your feet carry a heavy load, using a complex network of bones, muscles, and tendons to support your body. This means that every step you take can affect the rest of your body, or tell you something about other health issues. As the foundation of your body, your foot health can be an important indicator of your overall health, particularly for older people.1 For example, tingling or numbness could be a sign of diabetes, while swelling might indicate kidney disease, heart disease, or high blood pressure. And naturally, if you are overweight, your feet are likely to be more stressed.

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