With the toe bone connected to the foot bone…….

.....and the foot bone connected to the ankle bone. Most of us are familiar with this children's song. Though simplistic, it holds some basic ideas that should help you maintain your health. The topic of your foot health related to your general health has been touched upon in previous blogs, but is so important to your understanding of your health and well being that it is worth repeating.

Back to the idea that each body part is connected to the other part as the children's song reminds us. Your foot striking the ground sends that stress from your foot to your ankle, up your leg to your knee....and onward. That aching back that has been bothering you for some time now may not be a problem with your back at all. A small discrepancy in the length of your legs or improper foot wear could easily manifest as a lower back ache. The aching knee could be due to over pronation, or the exaggeration of a normal foot movement. By allowing your podiatrist to correct this issue in your foot, he may resolve the ache in your knee.

Your local podiatrist, Dr. Thomajan of Austin Foot & Ankle, is a specialist of the foot & ankle. As with any medical specialist, extensive knowledge of entire body is necessary before focusing on a specialty. This allows your podiatrist to treat you as an individual and not just a body part. We just want to remind you again that ‘putting the right foot forward', with the help of your podiatrist, can eliminate or avoid problems in other parts of your body. Keeping your feet healthy Austin is a good part of your overall health!

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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