It’s no surprise that our feet often hurt considering that an average day of walking exerts a force on the feet that’s equal to several hundred tons. Our feet are prone to injury with the running around we do all day. Imagine driving your car and never changing your tires. Ouch!
Studies show that approximately 75 percent of Americans experience problems at some time in their lives. But despite the millions of aching feet out there, many of us don’t seek the medical attention we need for relief. Foot pain is never normal, and you shouldn’t be resigned to teetering around on sore feet. The American Podiatric Association believes that neglect and improper care — including ill-fitting shoes — bring on most foot problems.