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HOW FIT ARE YOUR FEET?

May 1st, 2006:

Many people don't give their feet or footwear a second thought until they begin to hurt. Yet, rigors of daily life, exercise and on-the-job demands can aggravate or contribute to foot and ankle problems. Find out how fit your feet are now and what you can do to keep them fit.

1. How much time do you spend on your feet each day?

a) Less than 2 hours
b) 2 - 4 hours
c) 5 - 7 hours
d) Over 7 hours


2. How old are you?

a) Under 40
b) Between 40 and 59



c) 60 or Over


3. How would you describe your weight?

a) Less than 20 pounds overweight or at an ideal weight
b) 20 - 39 pounds overweight
c) 40 or more pounds overweight


4. Have problems with your feet or ankles ever prevented you from participating in:

a) Leisure/sports activities

Yes
No


b) Work activities

Yes
No


5. Have you ever received medical treatment for any type of foot problem?

a) Yes
b) No


6. Do you wear heels two inches or higher?

a) Yes
b) No
7. What types of exercise do you engage in? (check all that apply).


a) Walking
b) Field Sports (ie, softball, golf)
c) Winter Sports (ie, skiing, skating)
d) Court Sports (ie. tennis, basketball)
e) Aerobics
f) Running/Jogging
g) None (if you choose answer G, skip to question 11)


8. Do you wear the appropriate shoes for your sport or sports?

a) Yes
b) No


9. Do you experience foot or ankle pain when walking or exercising?

a) Rarely
b) Sometimes
c) Often
d) Never


10. Do you:

a) Exercise in footwear that is more than year old, or in hand-me-down condition?

Yes
No


b) Stretch properly before and after exercising?

Yes
No


11. Do you:

a) Have diabetes?

Yes
No


b) Experience numbness and/or burning in your feet?

Yes
No


c) Have a family history of diabetes?

Yes
No
12. Do you: (check all that apply)


a) Sprain your ankles frequently (at least once a year)?

Yes
No


b) Have flat feet or high arches?

Yes
No


c) Experience pain in the Achilles tendon or heel, or have shin splints (pain in front lower leg)?

Yes
No


d) Have corns, calluses, bunions or hammer toes (bent toes)?

Yes
No


e) Have arthritis or joint pain in your feet?

Yes
No


f) Have poor circulation or cramping in your legs?

Yes
No




Total Up Your Score

Total the corresponding points for each answer given.

1 (a) 0 points 2 (a) 0 points 3 (a) 0 points
1 (b) 1 point 2 (b) 1 point 3 (b) 2 points
1 (c) 2 points 2 (c) 2 points 3 (c) 3 points
1 (d) 3 points



4 (a) Yes 2 points 5 (a) 3 points 6 (a) 3 points
No 0 points 5 (b) 0 points 6 (b) 0 points
4 (b) Yes 3 points
No 0 points



7 (a) 1 point 8 (a) 0 points 9 (a) 1 point
7 (b) 2 points 8 (b) 3 points 9 (b) 2 points
7 (c) 2 points 9 (c) 3 points
7 (d) 3 points 9 (d) 0-points
7 (e) 3 points
7 (f) 3 points
7 (g) 0 points



10 (a) Yes 3 points 11 (a) Yes 3 points 12 (a) Yes 2 points
No 0 points No 0 points No 0 points
10 (b) Yes 0 points 11(b) Yes 3 points 12 (b) Yes 2 points
No 3 points No 0 points No 0 points
11(c) Yes 2 points 12 (c) Yes 2 points
No 0 points No 0 points
12 (d) Yes 3 points
No 0 points
12 (e) Yes 3 points
No 0 points
12 (f) Yes 3 points
Score Total _________ No 0 points



What your Score Means


0 - 20 points - Congratulations! Your feet and ankles are in good health and you can maintain your active lifestyle. With proper care and wearing proper footwear, you will help your feet stay this way!

21 - 40 points - Pay Attention! You are already in the moderate risk category. Although you can carry on with activities, you should take precautions to safeguard your foot and ankle health. It is highly recommended that you wear proper footwear.

41 points or higher - Caution! Your feet and ankles are already experiencing medical problems and you may need to visit a health professional. You need to pay particular attention to your feet and your footwear.

Ecolad Corporation

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SIKA Footwear
A div. of Ecolad Corporation
www.sikafootwear.com
1-800-665-2124


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