April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and a time when the experts at Baptist Health Wound Care suggest people take a moment to stand up for their feet.
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day and every step can place two to three times of body weight forces on the feet.
Baptist Health Wound Care treats chronic foot and leg wounds often caused by underlying conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease. It is estimated 15 percent of all diabetics will develop a diabetic foot ulcer, and without treatment the wounds can lead to amputation or death.
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