Self-Treatment of Minor Foot Problems

W. Steven Pray, PhD, RPh


US Pharmacist. 2002;27(3) 

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The amount of work accomplished by the feet is astounding. If a 150-pound person walks just one mile during the day (about 2,600 steps for most people), the feet have cumulatively borne 390,000 pounds, or 195 tons of weight. Despite the incredible amount of work the feet have to do to transport us from place to place, we compromise their effectiveness and comfort by wearing overly tight shoes that create a number of minor problems, and by engaging in activities that expose them to undue stress. This article discusses several minor foot problems.