Take this Simple Foot Facts Quiz:
1. HOW MANY BONES ARE IN THE FOOT?
b. depends on the individual
c. depends on the day of the week
2. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH SWOLLEN FEET AND ANKLES?
a. walk backwards around the house two times
c. hop on one foot while watching TV
3. WHAT TO DO WITH SMELLY FEET
a. put a clothes pin on the noses of those who complain
b. gargle with salt water
c. use antibacterial soap and Clean Sweep spray for shoes
4. HOW TO PREVENT GOUT
a. keep hydrated, limit protein intake, avoid beer and liquor(sorry!)
b. have a manicure
c. body piercing
d. choose your parents carefully
5. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT CALLUSES ON FEET?
a. online shopping
b. moisturize and occasional visit to Dr. Schlam to debride the skin
c. a chilled manhattan with a cherry
6.WHAT CAUSES TINGLING IN FEET
a. a full moon
b. air pressure in tires are low
c. possible nerve damage, possible diabetes
7. WHAT CAUSES TOENAILS TO BECOME THICK AND YELLOW
a. mosquito bites
b. cocktailing before 5
c. age, fungus, some skin conditions, frequent polishing
8. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR DIABETICS TO CHECK THEIR FEET?
a. to get their spouse off their backs
b. avoid foolish TV shows
c. avoid trouble
9. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ATHLETE’S FOOT?
a. sudden urge to jog and/or exercise
b. cravings for gatorade
c. itching, redness, pealing skin, pustules
10. WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR TREATS SPRAINED ANKLES?
a. Voodoo doctor
b. a Podiatrist
c. Dr. Dolittle
This quiz does seem kind of silly, but it is a good way of getting a laugh and some good information at the same time. At Hollowbrook Foot Specialist in Wappingers Falls, we believe it is important to give you information to help you to make the right choice for your care.
Just give us a call at 845 298-9074 to schedule an informative appointment, or email us for an appointment.
By Dr. David Schlam
ANSWERS 1.a, 2.b, 3.c, 4.a, 5.b., 6.c, 7.c, 8.c, 9.c, 10.b