Assessment Tool

Are Your Feet Fit?   –  Self Assessment Quiz

Did you know there are more bones in the ankle and foot than in any other part of the body?!  

As we grow up, we learn how to care for our teeth, to exercise for fitness, to eat nutritious food for good health, to take care of how we look and feel.

But we never learn about foot health and how important it is for our wellbeing. Just for fun, take the following How Fit Are Your Feet? Self Assessment Quiz from the Foot Health Foundation of America.

Congratulations ! Your feet and ankles are very healthy and you can maintain your active lifestyle and/or exercise regimen. With proper attention and care your feet and ankles should remain healthy; however, you may want to schedule an annual exam with a podiatrist to ensure their long-term health. Furthermore, if you scored points for questions 4, 5, 9, 11 or 12 you should consider visiting a podiatric physician in the near future for a check-up.
Pay attention ! Your feet and ankles are showing signs of wear, placing you in the moderate risk category. Although you can continue your normal activities, you should strongly consider visiting a podiatrist for a check-up. If you participate in a rigorous exercise regimen on a regular basis or plan to – or if you scored points for questions 4, 5, 9, 11 or 12 – you should visit a podiatrist soon to safeguard your foot and ankle health.
Caution ! Your feet and ankles are at high risk for long-term medical problems and you should visit a podiatric physician as soon as possible. If you exercise, you should pay particular attention to your feet and ankles until you see a podiatric physician. If you have not begun exercising, it is advisable to see a podiatric physician before undertaking any type of exercise.
NOTE: Even if you scored well, this self assessment is not a substitute for a physical exam. If you have any questions relating to podiatric conditions please contact Tremayne Porter at Dee Why Sports Injury Clinic 0416 090 680