Bone and Joint Issues

Types of Bone and Joint Issues Worldwide

Osteoarthritis affects 9.6% of men and 18% of women over 60 years old worldwide. Hip fractures come with a 20% percent mortality rate and 50% permanent loss in function. Lower back pain associated with skeletal problems affects as many as 33% of the world’s population. Back pain is the second leading cause of sick leave.

Did You Know?

Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Hundreds of millions of people around the world experience pain from joint and musculoskeletal problems.

A Lifetime of Wear and Tear

The average person in the US takes 3000-5000 steps a day.
The ideal number of steps in a day is 10,000. 90 steps per minute.
10,000 steps are approximately 5 miles (depends on stride length).
30 minutes per day, 365 days per year, 70 years of walking =  68,985,000  steps.
(New York Times Thursday, February 9, 2012)   

  • All foot types have unique gait patterns, foot position, callus patterns, and arch heights.
  • Foot types are a phenotypic genetic trait and are inherited from our parents.
  • You inherit your foot type similar to inheriting eye color.
  • Children should develop an arch by the age of 7-8 years old.
  • Growing pains are NOT normal and should be taken seriously.
  • Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Respect what your body is telling you and modify your activity or stop if you are hurting.
  • Knees can endure forces ranging from 2-5 times your body weight with physical activity. Losing 10 pounds of body weight can take 30 pounds of force off your knees.
  • It is recommended that you change your running shoes every 300 miles.
  • Don’t jump into a new exercise program too quickly. Always progress slowly with activities that are lower in impact such as biking, rowing, swimming, running in a pool with the weight vest on, elliptical, etc. Avoid consecutive days of running or jumping activities.
  • CROSS TRAIN! Allow your muscles, joints, and bones to adapt to the stresses of a new fitness program.
  • It can take longer for foot injuries to heal because we weight bear on them so much!

Sole Remedy specializes in gait analysis, foot type assessment, musculoskeletal injury management and fall prevention.
Phone: 508-295-8800 or 855-FOOT RX 9 to schedule an appointment today!