National Geographic : 1926 Aug
A Family EXCRUCIATING pain is only part of the misery that follows abuse of the feet. Stubborn cases of headache, backache, continued fatigue, poor circu lation, indigestion, unruly nerves, spinal disorders, pain often mistaken for kid ney trouble, neuritis or rheumatism each may have its origin in the feet. Problem What causes foot ailments? Misuse, disuse and abuse. Wrong methods of standing and walking with toes turned out instead of straight ahead; lack of sufficient exercise - walking, for in stance; ill-fitting or tight shoes-these are the usual causes of foot troubles. If your feet are normal, congratulate yourself. But if you are having dif ficulty do not delay in getting medical advice. You may need a different type of shoe, or special foot exercises, or some particular kind of arch support. Guard the easily molded feet of your boys and girls. See that they wear cor rect shoes with a straight inner edge and sufficient room for the toes. Teach them what everyone should know and practice-to walk lightly with toes straight ahead. A The joys cf outdoor life, - I the pleasures of sightseeing, , the benefits of walking and the enjoyment of athletic '. sports are only for those who have properly cared for their feet and have made them sturdy, depend able friends. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company attendant upon foot ailments. It shows how recognizes the importance of protecting the feet incorrect shoes and wrong methods of walking ". as a means of safeguarding health. It has just and standing cause foot distress and often con- * * .l published a booklet, "Foot Health" which con- tribute to bodily ills and mental depressions. , ', tains a great deal of valuable information. It will be a pleasure to us to send this booklet This booklet tells about the various kinds of to anyone needing help. Just ask for "Foot i # foot troubles-and what causes them, It e. Health" and it will be mailed free of charge. plains how to avoid the suffering and dangers HALEY FISKE, President. Published by METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY-NEW YORK Biggest in the World, More Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance inforce, More new Insurance eachyear "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."