They say you should never judge a person until you walk a mile in their shoes.
It’s generally taken as a metaphor for learning a little something about someone’s life before you criticize them for something. We like to think of it as indicative of how much feet can tell you about a person’s life.
Our feet take abuse. No matter how light or heavy we are, our feet take a lot of abuse. When we walk, we’re pounding our feet on the floor with all of our weight. We take it for granted because feet are good at taking abuse, but we shouldn’t.
Foot problems can impact all the rest of our lives. If we can’t walk the way we should be able to, or if we can’t walk without pain, we aren’t going to do the things we would normally do. We’d make our lives less interesting, less fulfilling, because we can’t walk right.
Feet are important.
They are complex machines where a million things can go wrong, and when they do, diagnosing the problem correctly is the key to treating it correctly. And treating it correctly is the key to getting back where you want to be.
We know a lot about feet because we’ve studied a lot about feet. We’ve got articles ranging from home remedies for toenail fungus, to plantar’s warts and plantar fasciitis. The point of these articles is to help you better understand and treat your feet before things get worse.
Make no mistake, we’re not interested in anything that doesn’t work. All of our articles are based on the hard science of foot care. Feet are too important to leave to people and practices that some people think work. Therefore. we need to know that they work.
That is our pledge to you, that everything we write will be based on evidence, that everything we recommend will be based on the best practices rooted in evidence. We care about feet. We want to help you take care of your feet. That’s what we’re going to do.