How often do you think about your feet? Are you even able to see them anymore? If not, they probably hurt, a lot.
Even if you can see them, they probably still hurt. In fact, 75% of adults have some sort of foot problem. Your toes, your heels, your arches and your ankles… though I guess your ankles aren’t officially a part of your foot. Most of all, our feet get tired, they burn, and get stressed out.
We have invented epsom salt, foot massagers, and can soak them in hot, or cold, water… but the relief is generally short lived and considering all they do for us they deserve better. They let us stand on them for hours, take walks, swim, run, play sports, jog, skip, dance and even walk a tightrope or stroll across hot coals (why you would want to do either is beyond me). In many ways they are your best friend.
And we treat them badly. We shove them into shoes that are too small, or too big, we walk in high heels, or go barefoot across fields of stickers. We drop things on them and stub them. We jump up and down on them, burn them in the sun, and soak them in water during rain storms. They swell, smell, and look like hell, but they keep going, even when we don’t think they will.
So give your feet a break and treat them nicely.
How to celebrate – Buy yourself a proper fitting pair of shoes. Wear socks! Get a pedicure.