Alexander Foot and Ankle Care Center, Inc.
 
Long Beach Podiatrist

Alexander Foot and Ankle Care Center, Inc.
1777 Bellflower Blvd.
Suite # 209
Long Beach, CA 90815

562-986-9090

 
Long Beach Podiatry
  • Three out of every four Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime.

  • The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.

  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of all the bones in the human body are in your feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.

  • Only a small percentage of the population is born with foot problems. It is neglect and a lack of awareness of proper care--including ill-fitting shoes--that cause problems.

  • Women have about four (4) times as many foot problems as men, with high heels and other poor footwear the major factor.

  • Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It also contributes to your general health by improving circulation, contributing to weight control, and promoting overall fitness.

  • Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet, so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.

  • Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. It limits everyday dressing, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed or walking for about 7 million Americans.

  • About sixty to seventy percent (60%-70%) of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage, which, in severe forms, can lead to lower limb amputations.

  • Approximately 56,000 people annually lose their foot or leg to diabetes.

  • There are 250,000 sweat glands in your feet. Sweat glands in the feet excrete as much as a half-pint of moisture a day´┐ŻNo wonder foot odor can be a problem!

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