Did you know that in your lifetime your feet will take you around the world twice? Now you have more respect for your feet, right? How about this one, the best shoes for your feet are no shoes! That’s right, barefoot is best. Don’t tell that to Manolo Blahnik. A cute little pair of blue satin pumps will set you back about $945 and be bad for your feet. If you should happen to trip and fall in your Manolo Blahniks’ your Medical Insurance can help you out there. Just remember if you end up in the ER with a trip and fall you are responsible for the deductible and any co-insurance associated with your Medical Insurance. And, if you are not admitted, most Medical Insurance carriers will charge you a facility fee for going to the emergency room.
Here’s a little something from the Franklin Institute that will help your feet and you don’t need any Medical Insurance for it. “In the morning, while you’re still in bed, slowly begin to move your toes – any way that feels good. Wiggle, scrunch, and stretch. Move all your toes up and down several times, or work just your big toes. Wiggling your toes activates nerves that stimulate your brain and internal organs. Do this exercise first thing each morning or after sitting for an extended period of time. It will help you to wake-up and become alert more quickly. Your whole body may feel pleasantly energized. Most important, your first steps – and those throughout the day – will be safer ones. (Falls are the second leading cause of spinal cord and brain injury among people over 65 years old.)” Medical Insurance is definitely needed for falls and brain injury.
Ladies and some men like to keep their feet looking pretty. Your Medical Insurance is not going to pay for a pedicure but it is important to take care of your feet. Feet that have cracked heels, for instance, can get infections. Ingrown toenails, while not a health crisis, can become infected and cause a lot of problems. You should see a podiatrist for an ingrown toenail and Medical Insurance will cover the doctor’s visit for you with just a co-pay if your medical insurance policy comes with doctor visits.
Think your feet are not important? This is from the web site Kora Organics, “ Each foot contains 26 bones, which is nearly 1/4 of all the bones in the whole body. There are 33 joints & around 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments all working together. When you look at how the foot pieces itself together, it is pretty hard not to be impressed at the architectural and biomechanical masterpiece of design it really is. Unfortunately, more often than not, we take our feet for granted. We squeeze our feet into tight shoes. We forget the powerful thing that they enable us to do – to Walk.”