International Podiatry Day October 8th

October 8th is International Podiatry Day. On this day around the world, podiatrists pursue the advancement of the Podiatry field for everyone's benefit, and, to better serve those who suffer from ankle and foot conditions. They do this through different platforms including, advocacy, strategic alliances, and continuing education. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some ways you, too, can observe this foot and ankle health-related day. 

People may wonder why there is a branch of medicine that deals strictly with feet. It’s because foot problems are common.

A few of the most common issues people have with their feet include:

 

More serious conditions may include discoloration, swelling, itching, and foot pain. 

Your feet are vital to your everyday life. They permit you to walk 150,000 miles in your lifetime, which is equal to walking around the world six times! And because foot issues can be debilitating, you must take care of your feet. Forgoing high heels, getting pedicures, and wearing proper foot protection while working are all great ways to care for your feet.

 

How to Observe the Day

The most important part of celebrating the day is elevating awareness about the importance of proper foot health. If you want to get involved, you can help spread the word about podiatry. It’s important to educate yourself, first, so that you can help inform others. When you’ve learned more about proper foot health, you can begin spreading the word and educating others. 

In the meantime, if you experience any issues with your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, to schedule a consultation. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936.

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