Beyond diligence in seeking treatment for foot conditions, preventive measures are wise when it comes to foot care. Rather than wait for the inevitable pain to set in, consider exchanging those unsupported high heels for a pair of fashionable orthopedic shoes that can keep you in society’s good graces and out of the back specialist’s examination room. Another excellent preventive tactic to combat foot pain is to do regular foot exercises to improve your balance and strengthen your feet. Even if your life aspirations do not include becoming a ballerina or tap dancer, well-conditioned feet can better support whatever career or hobby you choose to pursue.
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