Foot Self-Assessment Quiz




The Foot Health Foundation of America offers this simple quiz to pinpoint any warning signs of foot and ankle problems: (See bottom for scoring.)

How much time do you spend on your feet each day?
 a. less than 2 hours0
 b. 2 - 4 hours1
 c. 5 - 7 hours2
 d. 8 hours or more3
How old are you?
 a. under 400
 b. between 40 and 591
 c. 60 and over2
3.How would you describe your weight? 
 a. less than 20 pounds overweight or at ideal weight0
 b. 20 - 39 pounds overweight2
 c. 40 or more pounds overweights3
4.Have problems with your feet or ankles ever prevented you from participating in: 
 - leisure/sports activities 
 a. yes2
 b. no0
 - work activities? 
 a. yes3
 b. no0
5.Have you ever received medical treatment for problems with your feet and/or ankles? 
 a. yes3
 b. no0
6.Do you regularly wear heels two inches or higher? 
 a. yes2
 b. no0
7.What types of exercise do you engage in or plan to engage in? (check all that apply) 
 a. walking1
 b. field sports (e.g., softball, golf)2
 c. winter sports (e.g., skiing, ice skating)2
 d. court sports (e.g., tennis, basketball)3
 e. aerobics3
 f. running3
 g. none (if you shose answer g, skip to question 11)0
8.Do you have the appropriate shoes for your sport or sports? 
 a. yes0
 b. no3
9.Do you experience foot or ankle pain when walking or exercising? 
 a. rarely1
 b. sometimes2
 c. often3
 d. never0
10.Do you: 
 - exercise in footwear that is more than one year old or in hand-me-down footwear? 
 a. yes3
 - stretch properly before and after exercising? 
 a. yes0
 b. no3
11.Do you: 
 - have diabetes? 
 a. yes3
 b. no0
 - experience numbness and/or burning in your feet? 
 a. yes3
 b. no0
 - have a family history of diabetes? 
 a. yes2
 b. no0
12.Do You: (Mark all that apply) 
 - sprain your ankles frequently (once a year or more) or are your ankles weak? 
 a. yes2
 b. no0
 - have flat feet or excessively high arches? 
 a. yes2
 b. no0
 - experience pain in the achilles tendon or heel or have shin splints
(pain in the front lower leg)?
 a. yes2
 b. no0
 - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes? 
 a. yes3
 b. no0
 - have arthritis or joint pain in your feet? 
 a. yes3
 b. no0
 - have poor circulation or cramping in your legs? 
 a. yes3
 b. no0


0-20 Points: Congratulations! Your feet and ankles are very healthy and you can maintain your active lifestyle and/or exercise regimen. With proper attention and care your feet and ankles should remain healthy; however, you may want to schedule an annual exam with a podiatric physician to ensure their long-term health. Furthermore, if you scored points for questions 4, 5, 9, 11 or 12 you should consider visiting a podiatric physician in the near future for a check-up.

21 - 40 Points: Pay Attention. Your feet and ankles are showing signs of wear, placing you in the moderate risk category. Although you can continue your normal activities, you should strongly consider visiting a podiatric physician for a check-up. If you participate in a rigorous exercise regimen on a regular basis or plan to - or if you scored points for questions 4, 5, 9, 11 or 12 - you should visit a podiatric physician soon to safeguard your foot and ankle health.

41 Points or Higher: Caution. Your feet and ankles are at high risk for long-term medical problems and you should contact our office as soon as possible. If you exercise, you should pay particular attention to your feet and ankles until you are seen by our practice. If you have not begun exercising, it is advisable to contact our office before undertaking any type of exercise.

Now that you've assessed the health of your feet and ankles, you are armed with knowledge that will enable you to maintain their health over a lifetime.

Please note: Even if you scored well, this self assessment is not a substitute for a physical exam.



See the Foot Doctor!


Tenex Health TX™

  • Tenex Health TX™

    Plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis, an inflammation, irritation and swelling of the tendon, comes from an injury or doing the things you love or need to do—over and over again. Repetitive motions, no matter how ordinary, can cause small micro tears that occur each time you use your tendon. When the micro tears do not heal properly, tendinosis (tendon degeneration) can occur.

    Percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasciotomy, using ultrasonic energy powered by the Tenex Health TX™ System, is a safe and quick procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with chronic tendon damage. The procedure treats tendinosis or fasciitis in the ankle and foot.

    Tenex Health TX is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic.


    Tenex Health TX™ benefits:

    If you have tried physical therapy, cortisone injections, medication, or just taking time to ice, stretch and rest and are still in pain, talk to us. We now have a solution that does not involve general or open surgery, may give you quick pain reduction and should have you back to enjoying the things you love in a few weeks to a few months.

    Patient benefits may include:
    ∙ Quick pain relief
    ∙ Rapid return to normal activities
    ∙ Local anesthetic used instead of general anesthesia
    ∙ No sutures, no stitches (requires only a small, adhesive bandage)
    ∙ 20­minute, minimally invasive procedure (not open surgery)
    ∙ Coverage by most insurances

  • How does Tenex Health TX™ work?

    Precisely targets your damaged tissue. Your doctor uses ultrasound imaging, just like the kind used to see babies in the womb, to visualize and identify the specific location of the damaged tendon tissue.

    Gently removes damaged tissue. Once the source of your tendon pain is identified, your doctor numbs the area with a local anesthetic, allowing you to stay awake the entire time. Many people say after the numbing process—which feels like a bee sting—they felt only a slight pressure during the procedure (if they felt anything at all). Your doctor then uses gentle ultrasonic energy designed to safely breakdown and remove the damaged tissue. The ultrasonic energy is applied with the TX MicroTip, which requires only a microincision to reach the damaged tissue. Because the incision is so small and the ultrasonic energy precisely treats only the damaged tendon tissue, the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed.

    Requires no stitches. When the procedure is completed, your doctor applies a small adhesive bandage; no stitches are required. Because you are awake during the procedure (no general anesthesia), many people are able to drive home after the procedure.

    Can offer nearly instant pain relief with a rapid recovery. Recovery is rapid with many people being back to normal activity within 6 weeks or less. Because the surrounding healthy tissue is not disturbed, and no stitches or general anesthesia is required, there is minimal downtime and less discomfort compared to open surgery. The speed of your recovery depends on the location of your tendinitis and your individual results may vary.


    What areas of the body does our practice treat with Tenex Health TX™?

    Our practice treats the ankle and foot with Tenex Health TX.

  • VIDEO: Learn more about Tenex Health TX™

    As a percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasciotomy procedure, Tenex Health TX is typically covered by Medicare­approved and private health insurers. It is always recommended that patients consult the treating physician and individual health plan. For more information, visit

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  • LAPIPLASTY® Procedure Patient Education Video from Treace Medical Concepts on Vimeo.

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  • Request prescription refills
  • Update insurance/demographic information
  • Review financial statements/make secure payments
  • View lab and test results
  • Access relevant health education materials

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