A woman from Chongqing, China works as a waitress despite being born with backwards feet. While she was born with the rare condition, Wang Fang has lived a normal life. Doctors have previously worried about the possibility that Wang Fang may find trouble walking. But the Chinese woman has shown otherwise by walking normally and even working on her feet as a waitress. “I can run faster than most of my friends and have a regular job as a waitress in the family restaurant. There is no reason to class me as disabled,” said Fang. “I can walk as well as anyone else and even run faster than them. I’m like everyone else—except of course that I put my shoes on backwards.”
There are several different effects that come with constantly working on your feet. If you are finding difficulty working on your feet, consult with Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Ingrassia can treat your foot and ankle needs.
Working on Your Feet
Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.
- Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.
- Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.
- Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.
- Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere.
- Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.
If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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