EASY STEPPERS / Low Risk Category / 0-20 points:
Your feet and ankles are healthy and you can maintain your lifestyle with confidence. However, as you approach the 75,000 mile mark, and if you are experiencing foot/ankle discomfort, you should schedule an exam with a podiatric physician to ensure the long-term health of your feet and ankles. Furthermore, if you scored high points for questions 2, 3, 4, 5 or 8 you should consider visiting a podiatric physician in the near future for a check-up.
MODERATE MOVERS / Moderate Risk Category / 21-40 points:
As an active person, you have logged a significant amount of miles and your feet and ankles are showing signs of wear. Although you can continue your normal activities, if you are experiencing foot/ankle pain or discomfort, you should consider visiting a podiatric physician for a check-up. In addition, if you scored high points for questions 2, 3, 4, 5 or 8 you should visit a podiatric physician soon to safeguard your foot and ankle health.
SERIOUS STRIDERS / High Risk Category / 41 points or higher:
Your age, occupation, lifestyle and other factors have caused you to reach or surpass the 75,000-mile mark, which means you should pay close attention to the state of your feet and nkles. As a serious strider, you will continue to log mileage at a fast pace and your feet and ankles are at a heightened risk for long-term medical problems. To protect the health of your feet and ankles, you should visit a podiatric physician annually, particularly if you are experiencing any foot/ankle discomfort.
NOTE: Podiatrists recommend that you should always have proper-fitting (i.e. size and width) shoes. None of the advice provided should be used as a substitute for a consultation or evaluation by a podiatric physician.