OTC foot-care products

February 15, 2011

From arthritis to blisters to ingrown toenails, hurting feet present a huge public health concern.

Key Points

From arthritis to blisters to ingrown toenails, hurting feet present a huge public health concern, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), which states that 43.1 million U.S. residents suffer from foot problems - 1 in every 6 people.

The National Institute on Aging also warns us to be kind to our feet: "Years of wear and tear can be hard on them. So can disease, bad circulation, poorly trimmed toenails, and wearing shoes that don't fit."

To prevent problems or to soothe already aching feet, many will welcome these new or repackaged foot-care aids.

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