Follow a New Path to Healthy and Beautiful Feet
Are you aware that your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments? That’s a lot of anatomy in such a small package, but then again, your feet are responsible for supporting your entire body. When you walk, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces your toes to carry half of your body weight. During a typical day of walking, the forces on your feet can be equivalent to the average of a fully loaded cement truck. So, when your feet hurt, it’s hard to concentrate on anything but the pain.
Neglect and lack of awareness of proper care for feet, including ill‐fitting shoes, can bring on the problems and the pain. Women have about four times as many problems with their feet as men. High heels are partly to blame. Many times forcing feet into narrow, high heeled shoes or shoes that are too small can cause hammertoes, an unsightly and often very painful bending of the toe, as well as bunions, a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. As many as 60 million Americans, both women and men, suffer from hammertoes, and 55% of women in the United States have bunions. Has the pain of hammertoes and bunions been limiting your life, the shoes you wear, or the activities you do every day? If you have either of these conditions, treating the problems early is very important if you want to avoid surgery. If the pain and discomfort of your hammertoe or bunion is not relieved by non‐ surgical treatments, surgery may be the answer. What if you could wear heels without pain? What if you could simply stand, walk or run without pain? The Nextra® Hammertoe Correction System and the Re+Line® Bunion Correction System may give you back your beautiful feet. These treatments are also reimbursable by most insurance companies.
Imagine wearing those open‐toed shoes or sandals again…running barefoot on the beach without burying your toes in the sand. Finally getting that pedicure you can really show off! It is possible!
Please check out the Your Feet and Treatment Options links on our menu. If you think you are ready for your next step to freedom, click on our Surgeon Connector and then download our guide with questions to ask your surgeon.
Take the next step…to beautiful feet that feel good again.