Our feet are the most important part of our body. We use them every day and we can walk over 3 millions steps in each year. This is the reason we should take proper care of our feet. In order to look after of our feet we should visit the podiatrist's clinic at least once in a year. This makes it sure that your feet are not affected by any malignant diseases. Podiatrists are also required when you have any serious injury in your foot. Podiatrists are medical practitioner specialized in podiatry and they can literally help you regarding the right treatment of your foot and ankle disorder. At the end of each day my feet and legs hurt all the way to my hip. I was riddled with shin splints, bunions, that damned callous, and a crazy electric sensation that rode from my knee and up my outer thigh. Still, I refused to cease and desist. That is until my run in with a podiatrist who informed me that if I wanted to be able to walk at all in ten years, I better trade in my pumps for a few pairs of modest no-higher-than-1½ -inchers and a couple pairs of New Balance sneakers. My days of being 5'6-5'8" were over. Or at least take her shoes. My wife has every type of shoe you can imagine and with each pair or style she complains. 'This hurts my toes, this one hurts my back, that one makes my calves ache.' You name the shoe, I can describe the ache or pain it produces in my wife's feet. And yet, if I suggest she throw a pair away if it hurts so much it's as though I've committed a crime. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), 80 percent of adults experience some type of foot problem during their lives. However, very few people do anything about their discomfort. The most common area for the formation of calluses on the bottom of the foot is in the area of the ball of the foot. This is a weight bearing area where the long bones behind the toes called metatarsals, bear the greatest amount of weight and pressure. If one or more of these long bones (metatarsals) is out of alignment then excessive pressure is generated in the area producing a callous. The callused area can be very discreet and have a "core" or they can be more dispersed covering a larger area. These areas can become quite painful as the skin thickens. Unfortunately, the discomfort chose to remain and didn't seem to desire to let up. Things then started to take a turn for the worse where the tightness advanced into a visible limp. I remember feeling like I was presuming the gate of Frankenstein's Eger when hobbling around. As my better half often says "There's no program without Punch!". So soon after the pain in my right foot, the heel of my left foot began to feel sore too. Sometimes, even normal walking became hard with a trip out to the letter box and back appearing like a tough trip.